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Many families ask us “What is Lawrence Woodmere Academy?” In one word, opportunity. The small class size will change everything about how your child experiences school. Your child will be known and valued – as a student and as an individual. Foreign language instruction, arts, athletics, field trips, service and leadership programs, as well as cultural events are a part of everyday life at LWA.
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|Lawrence Woodmere Academy|
336 Woodmere Boulevard
|Coordinates||40°38′07″N 73°42′50″W / 40.6352°N 73.7140°W Coordinates : 40°38′07″N 73°42′50″W / 40.6352°N 73.7140°W|
|School type||Private , College-prep , Independent|
|Motto||Veritas, Integritas, Servitium – “Truth, Integrity, Service”|
|School number||(516) 374-9000|
|Grades||Pre-K – 12|
|Number of pupils||300|
|School color(s)||Blue and White|
Lawrence Woodmere Academy, also known as “LWA,” and “Woodmere Academy,” is an independent school located in Woodmere, New York , United States. It is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the New York State Board of Regents.
- 1 History
- 2 Notable alumni
- 3 References
- 4 External links
History[ edit ]
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The history of the Academy began with the founding of Lawrence Country Day School in 1891 and Woodmere Academy in 1912. The 1990 merger of these two schools resulted in the strongest source for independent secondary education on the south shore of Long Island.
The founders of Woodmere Academy adopted a motto of Disce Servire, “Learn to Serve.” When Woodmere Academy and Lawrence Country Day School merged, this motto was expanded to Veritas, Integritas, Servitium, “Truth, Integrity, Service.”
The students come from all parts of Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as countries abroad.
Notable alumni[ edit ]
- Stuart Beck (1946-2016, Class of 1964), Lawyer and diplomat for Palau who helped negotiate the Compact of Free Association , which established Palau as an independent nation in free association with the United States in 1994. 
- Matthew Blank , (Class of 1968), CEO of Showtime Networks
- Karen Burstein (Class of 1960), Politician and former judge who was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for New York State Attorney General in 1994. 
- Michael Cohen (Class of 1984), Executive Vice-President, Trump Organization; Special Counsel to Donald Trump.  
- David Aaron Kessler , (Class of 1969) Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner and best-selling author
- Victor LaValle (Class of 1991), Author
- Richard LeFrak (Class of 1963), Real-estate developer
- Neil David Levin (1954-2001, Class of 1972), Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center . 
- Tyrone Nash (Class of 2006) Professional basketball player
- Tony Petitti (Class of 1979), Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball
- Elizabeth Tisch (Class of 1990) Philanthropist, Clothing designer
- Zara Tisch (Class of 2003) Clothing designer
- Robin Wagner (class of 1975) Olympic figure-skating coach.
- Bob Wolff (1920-2017, class of 1938), sports radio broadcaster
References[ edit ]
- ^ Roberts, Sam. “Stuart J. Beck, American Who Helped Guide Palau Into Nationhood, Dies at 69” , The New York Times , March 1, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2016. “Stuart Jay Beck was born on Dec. 23, 1946, in Manhattan, the son of Martin F. Beck, a radio broadcasting executive, and the former Lorraine Hills. He was raised in Brooklyn and on Long Island, in Lawrence. He graduated from Woodmere Academy (now Lawrence Woodmere Academy), Harvard University and Yale University Law School.”
- ^ Fisher, Ian. “Burstein Brings an Edge to Attorney General’s Race” , The New York Times , August 7, 1994. Accessed March 2, 2016. “Ms. Burstein, the oldest of six children, grew up in Baldwin and Lawrence, L.I., and attended the Woodmere Academy, becoming the school’s first female president of the student body.”
- ^ “LI’s Michael Cohen: Trump’s Secretary of Loyalty” . Newsday. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- ^ “1600: Court with Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels” . Newsday. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- ^ Lawrence Woodmere Academy, LWA Centennial Edition Centennial Edition
External links[ edit ]
- Official website
- International schools in New York (state)
- Schools in Nassau County, New York
- Five Towns
- Private elementary schools in New York (state)
- Private middle schools in New York (state)
- Private high schools in New York (state)
- International high schools
- Educational institutions established in 1912
- 1912 establishments in New York (state)
- Preparatory schools in New York (state)
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- This page was last edited on 29 July 2018, at 01:52 (UTC).
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