Boarding Student Life

Boarding and day. Artists and athletes. Local, national, and international hometowns. In these ways, and so many more, the Lawrence Academy community is a diverse one.

Lawrence Academy’s student body is evenly split between boarding and day students, so even on weekends and after hours, the elm tree-shaded hillside is bustling. Boarders are encouraged to make campus, both their dorm room and the common areas, their home away from home.

While living on campus, LA students are able to venture off campus (with proper permission, of course) with classmates, family members, and friends, and guests are always welcome on campus as well. Weekend activities — shopping shuttles, group trips to local attractions, and on-campus events — abound, and laundry, mail, and religious services are available in addition to a dining hall that is open for all meals.

Questions about Student Life at LA

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Dorms On Campus

Curious what our dorms look like? Click here to visit our Campus and Facilities page where you can take a peek at each of our dormitories on campus.

"We go out of our way to make sure that the students have the opportunity to do things that they find enjoyable. We think that it’s healthy and really important. It's an essential part of community building as well. Honestly, a lot of energy is put into creating moments that encourage students to spend time together so that they develop friendships and a sense of family here on campus."
Andrew Healy, Dean of Students

Weekend Activities

A full slate of on- and off-campus activities are available to LA students, both boarding and day, each weekend.

Each student club runs two weekend activities per year, in addition to faculty-organized shuttles to nearby shopping areas, movie nights, trampoline park trips, dances, and more. Some weekend activities are opportunities for students to fulfill their required community service hours.
Once per term, Lawrence Academy hosts on-campus weekends, programmed with input from students, that bring a variety of fun activities to the elm tree-shaded hillside. Both boarding and day students are welcome, but not required, to attend the weekends’ events.
The LA campus is located close to both train and bus lines to Boston and Cambridge, and students frequently take advantage of that access to regularly scheduled, school-sponsored shuttles to the nearest MBTA station. Students must receive parental or guardian approval to make these trips, and their departure from and return to campus is monitored as part of our regular sign-out system.

Boarding Student FAQ's