Now Accepting Transfers for the 2020-2021 school year! Only available for students entering sophomore year. Applications will be available January 2020.

Welcome to ALA!

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about Abbott Lawrence Academy. The best way to get to know us is to visit our school, situated in the Library at LHS. We offers students in Lawrence an opportunity previously unavailable to most: the chance to experience a rich and rewarding honors education in the tradition of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, free of charge. ALA provides equal opportunity to all students in the city, leveling the playing fields for Lawrence students who want to accelerate their learning. ALA promises a first-of-its-kind experience: the personalization of an accelerated academic program combined with access to the robust enrichment programs available to LHS. The result is a school that challenges its students every day and ultimately prepares them for admission to the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities.

Admission Steps

Abbott Lawrence Academy prospective students undergo a rigorous vetting process in the spirit of private school and college/university applications. Our admissions process considers the following aspects within the context of our holistic review and selection:

• Scores on the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE)

• Short Answer and Essay Questions

• Transcript Review from Grades 6-8

• STEM and Humanities Teacher Recommendations

Submit your application materials by our deadline of January 2020.
We ask for Humanities and STEM teacher recommendations.
Please make ALL documents are included before mailing out your applications.

Open House 2019

Learn about the District’s Accelerated Exam High School!

Take a tour of ALA, meet with our Teachers, learn about the Application process and so much more!
Saturday, October 19th 2019
10am – 12pm
0% 2019 Graduation Rate
0 out of 166 students taking College classes
0 Students accepted each year
0% Pass rate for MCAS
0 Students granted full rides to Merrimack College

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