Lawrenceville offers its students an education that not only prepares them for college but also teaches them to be active, thoughtful members of society. Lawrenceville's most distinguishing features are its house system and its conference-table classrooms. Both give Lawrenceville, a large school of extensive educational and extracurricular opportunities, the inflection of a much smaller, more personal school. Students are stretched and challenged by their talented peers and teachers in an environment that is both supportive and encouraging. Lawrenceville has been coeducational since 1987.