Programs at Lawrence Academy
At Lawrence Academy, students learn with and from some of the most talented and diverse students and faculty in the world. With 80 faculty members and a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students have trusting relationships and an open dialogue with mentoring faculty members who support self-discovery and risk-taking. In addition to the Academic courses required for graduation, LA students are encouraged to expand their knowledge base and explore new areas of study.
The Arts are an integral part of the curriculum at LA, and the Arts Department invites students to discover and express what they feel and think about the world while teaching them the interpretive, technical, and expressive skills needed to create meaningful works of art. LA offers varied and sequential programs on multiple levels in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts that encourage young artists to find their own “voices” — their unique artistic and intellectual identities — and to use those voices and their own experiences to create original art.
Regardless of experience, ability or goals, there is a place for everyone within Lawrence Academy’s vibrant Athletic program. LA offers a range of sports at several levels, giving students the opportunity to compete intensely in their favorite sport or try one that is totally new, under the supervision and leadership of coaches who will help them improve their skills.
Consistent with Lawrence’s student-centered educational philosophy, the College Counseling Office works to help each student identify colleges that fit his or her individual academic, extracurricular, and personal talents. At Lawrence Academy, we begin working with students during the fall term of their junior year.
Finally, for two weeks in March, the entire Lawrence Academy community shifts its focus from the regular academic routine to intensive courses collectively dedicated to Winterim, its most visible example of experiential learning. In small groups of 8 to 16, students and teachers immerse themselves in the world outside of the classroom. Whether building a school for a village in the Dominican Republic, kayaking and snorkeling in the Caribbean, or volunteering at Head Start in Lowell, Mass., students pick their passions at home or abroad and push themselves to learn about, discover, and understand the world around them.