Lawrenceville School

Main St., Lawrenceville, New Jersey



A rare, surviving example of the successful collaboration of architects and landscape planners, this school, which pioneered progressive education, retains its historic appearance as almost no other private school in the country. Designed by Peabody and Stearns of Boston and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted on the English system of classrooms, residences, and dormitories placed around a central green, the campus effectively blends into and enhances the town that surrounds it. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 24, 1986

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1986
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Queen Anne; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Neo-Romanesque
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
School; Educational related housing
Current functions
School; Educational related housing
Period of significance
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 13