Applying to Lawrence Academy
Thank you for your interest in applying to Lawrence Academy! If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to call us at (978) 448-1530 or email the Admissions Office.
1. Student Inquiry Form
We want to get to know you! Complete and submit the online inquiry form as your first step to applying to Lawrence Academy. This will get you into our database so that we send you updates on the application process, admissions events, and more!
2. Tour & Interview
Unfortunately, the opportunity to physically visit our campus is not available this summer. We aim to provide ample opportunity for prospective students to explore Lawrence Academy virtually and to get to know us better. Hopefully, the opportunity to visit our campus will be available again soon!
Schedule a virtual interview by emailing the admissions office or calling us at 978-448-1530.
While a tour is not required during the summer months, we highly recommend that you take advantage of some of our virtual tour options before your virtual interview as a way to get to know Lawrence Academy and all about our community and educational program. Check out the virtual touring options here.
Please stay tuned for updates about our fall tour and interview schedule.
3. Testing (Optional)
In keeping with the practices of a growing number of peer schools around the country as well as a number of the nation's most selective colleges and universities, the Admissions Office is pleased to announce that Lawrence Academy will implement a test-optional SSAT policy beginning with the 2020-2021 admissions season. In evaluating our candidates, we will center on students’ interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and transcripts.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting either the TOEFL or IELTS results.
- Register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) here. Lawrence Academy’s school code for the SSAT is 4552.
- Register for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) here.
- International students: Register for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) here. Lawrence Academy’s school code for the TOEFL is 8021.
4. Complete the Application
- Candidate Profile
- Personal Essays
- Parent Statement
- Current English Teacher Recommendation
- Current Math Teacher Recommendation
- Guidance Counselor/Principal Recommendation
- School Transcript – Current & Previous Academic Year
- Application fee ($75)
Additionally, any supplemental letters of recommendation may be uploaded directly to the candidate's profile (there is no standardized format) or email our Admissions Team.
Ready to take one step closer to becoming a Spartan? Begin our application now! Lawrence Academy accepts two applications: the Standard Application Online (SAO) or the Gateway to Prep School Application. You are only required to complete one of these applications. We do not prefer one over the other.
5. Admission Decisions
Admission decisions will be posted on March 10, 2021.
6. Revisit & Enroll
Lawrence Academy will host Revisit Days for accepted students in early April of 2021. Your signed reservation agreement and tuition deposit are due by Friday, April 10, 2021.