Among Lawrenceville's prominent teachers over the years have been Thornton Wilder, a three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author, who taught French at the School in the 1920s; R.
Inslee Clark Jr., who revolutionized Ivy League admissions at Yale in the 1960s; and Thomas H. Lawrenceville was all-male until the Board of Trustees voted to make the school coeducational in 1985.
The school's student body was 55.0% White, 21.3% Asian, 9.9% Black, 6.0% Hispanic and 7.8% two or more races. In 2010 Lawrenceville announced that Janie Woods, who died at age 87 in 2007, and her husband, Henry C. In 2017, Head Master Stephen Murray announced to the school community that Joseph C.
Tsai, Class of 1982 and executive vice chairman of global e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, and his wife Clara had donated the largest gift in the school's 207-year history.
One of the oldest preparatory schools in the United States, Lawrenceville was founded in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy by Presbyterian clergyman Isaac Van Arsdale Brown.
The village's pizza parlor, TJ's Pizzeria, remains a popular off-campus spot for students, as do Fedora's Café, the Maidenhead Bagel Co., and the Gingered Peach, a local bakery opened in 2013.
This portion, the old campus area built in 1894–1895, was designed jointly by the landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and the architects Peabody & Stearns. The village has historically been an active commercial center for students.
The Jigger Shop was for decades one of the most popular student hang-outs, with a soda fountain and the school bookstore.
The emphasis is on the play and the acting, not costumes, props or special effects.
The shows are presented with the audience on the stage, right in the middle of the action, allowing a ringside view as the story unfolds around them.