In the year 1913, the name of the school was changed from Lawrence Asylum to Lawrence Memorial School. On being accorded the royal patronage in 1922, the name of the school was changed in 1925 to the Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School. Soon after India’s independence, the school was handed over to the civilian authorities of Government of India in 1949 and the name of the school was changed to the Lawrence School.
As the school was located in Lovedale, the school and Lovedale became synonymous, and the school became familiar as simple 'Lovedale', by which name it continues to be widely known.
The motto of the school is "NEVER GIVE IN" as visible in the school emblem. The motto embodies the spirit of the Lawrencian – to pursue a task to its fullest , giving one’s best at all times. The motto is believed to instil in the pupils the spirit of excellence and the tenacity to overcome obstacles and blocks to achieve one’s goals.
Prep school - Class 4 to Class 6
Junior School - Class 7 & Class 8
Senior School - Class 9 to Class 12
The classrooms and dormitories of the different schools are housed in the respective buildings. All the girls are housed in the girl's school and are required to go to the respective schools for classes. Though the campus is huge, the built up area is only 45 acres (0.2 KM²). The school is run by a Board Of Governors appointed by the Governmnet Miistry Of Human Resources department.The Current board is chaired by a former senior civil servant and has eminent members from different sectors. The school in recent times has made rapid strides in academics with results in the board exams improving from year to year.Recently the school celebrated 150th year of its founding with hundreds of alumni from all over the world participating including an alumni who left school in the late 1930 with Dr. APJ Kalam taking the salute at the grand parade.
ARTS / LITERATURE / JOURNALISM
HY MONEY (nee Hyacinth Price-Daniels) - UK's FIRST Woman Sports Photographer
Nicholas Horsburgh - Author
Arundhati "Suzie" Roy - Author of Booker Prize winning novel The God of Small Things
Zayd Yar Khan - Creative Director, Dynamite Digital Media
Neena Heble - Artist
Mr. Shanth Kumar - Proprietor, Deccan Herald
Madan Mohan Rao - Reuters
Farrokh Chothia - Leading Fashion Photographer
Pratap Pothen - Actor & Director
Arish Fyzee - Film Director
Anand Parthasarthy - Music and Film critic
Akshaye Khanna - Actor
Zaffar Hai - Film Producer/AD Films
Malini White - Director, Amateur Theater
Adil Gandhy - Art Gallery Chemould
Rukhmini Krishnan - Interior Designer/Costume designer
Kapila Venu - Bharatnatyam
Revathi Swaminathan Mukherjee - Producer of award winning film on "Silent Valley".
N Chandramohan, Ph.D - Consulting Editor, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Thomas Abraham, former Editor, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong CORPORATE WORLD
Arjun Rajaratnam - V.P. Compliance, GlaxoSmithKline
M.Sridhar - Director & Head- Legal, Rabo India Finance
Nadir Yar Khan - Marketing Manager, W.J.Towell's Consumer Products Division
M.A. Alagappan - Chairman, Murugappa Group
Mathew Antony - CEO, Softscan
Zarir Batliwala - Director-HR, Hewlett Packard India
Krishnadeva Rao, MD, Orient Longmann & Co.
Theo Devagnamam - CEO, Needle Industries
Rajiv.K.Shivashankaran - CEO, Benchmark Softec Limited
Jose Dominic - CEO, Casino Hotels Groups
Michael Horsburgh - GM, Holiday Inn, Bangkok
Niloufer Kapadia - CEO, Everest Advertising
Vikram Kirlosker - Kirloskar Industries
Anand Gopal Mahindra - Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Aditya Menon - Proprietory Software Co. - Visual Web
V. Narayanan - Former Chairman, Ponds
Raghu Ravunni Palat - banker
Viju Parameshwar - President & CEO, Klueber Lubrication
K V L Narayan Rao - Group CEO & Executive Director, NDTV
M. M. Murugappan, Chiarman, Carborundum Universal (CUMI) Ltd.,
M.M. Sundaram - CEO, Tusker Paper Boxes
Abraham Tharakan - CEO, Amalgam
Ramesh Venketaswaran -
A. Palaniappan, MD, Chess Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
Nikhil Chandra Varma - Skills Enhancement, EDS
BUREAUCRACY / ARMED FORCES / POLITICAL / BANKING
Rear Admiral K.R. Menon - Defence Analyst/Author
Vice Admiral Krishna Raina, AVSM - Chief of Logistics, Indian Navy
Maj Gen Satish Nair, Rajput Regt, Army HQ
Brig Ajit Nair, Commandant MIRC, Ahmednagar
Rear Admiral Anil K. Chopra, AVSM - Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet
Brig. A.I.S. Dhillon, VSM,Col. of the Garhwal Rifles
T Gundan - ex-Member of Legislative Assemby, Ooty
Ashok Koshy - IAS Gujarat Cadre
Latika Saran - IPS Tamilnadu Cadre
Wing Cdr. Ravi Kapoor - Senior Pilot Jet Air
Rajesh Vidyasagar - World Bank
Capt. Lal Sadrangani - Boeing Capt., Air India Retd.
Capt. Gubby Krishnan - Capt. Indian Airlines Retd.
SOCIAL WORK / NGO
Srilatha Swaminathan - Social Activism
Nomita Chandy - Ashraya and Citizens Action Group
Dr. Uttara Vidyasagar - Vishawas Nikhi Dey - Associate of Aruna Roy -(Magsaysay awardee) Social activist on Right to Information
Vipul Purohit - Socialist worker
Shireen Vakil Miller - Head of Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children (Bal Raksha Bharat)
DOCTORS / MEDICAL
Dr. Sherene Devanesen (Nee Hensman) - Director,Medical Services, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Kenneth Hine ) - Kendal, Cumbria, U.K.
Lieut.Commander (Dr.) Salim Joseph Thomas- Nao Sena Medal- Indian Navy (Retired)-Member and Doctor of the First Indian Scientific Expedition to Antactica-Practising Oncologist and Surgeon-Apollo Cancer Hospital Chennai-Professor of Surgery-Saveeta Institute of Medical and Technological Sciences, Chennai.
Dr.Dilaawar Mistry - Co-Medical Director of Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, Team Physician - USA Swimming, Charlottesville, VA, USA ACADEMIC HONOURS / EDUCATIONAL/ TEACHING / RESEARCH
Harsha E. Chacko, Ph.D. - Professor, Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, University of New Orleans
K. Mani Chandy, Ph.D. - Simon Ramo Chair Professor and Professor of Computer Science, California Institute of Technology. Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering
R.P. Gokarn - Professor of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur
Uday Karmakar, Ph.D. - Times Mirror Chair Professor in Management & Policy and Research Director of the Center for Management in the Information Economy at the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Received the Distinguished Service Award of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 2006
Ravi Arvind Palat, Ph.D., Political Economist and Historical Sociologist
Rashna Batliwala Singh, Ph.D. Professor of English and author of "Goodly is Our Heritage: Children’s Literature, Empire, and the Certitude of Character" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004); "The Imperishable Empire: British Fiction on India" (Three Continents Press, 1988); contributor to "Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook" (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002). One of two professors in the state awarded the Massachusetts Council for International Education Lectureship. Sangram S. Sisodia, Ph.D., Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences, Dept. of Neurobiology, and Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Chicago
Meher Mistry - Miss India - Fashion Design
Roopa Satyan - Miss India & Miss Young India 1972
Gul Kirat Panag - Miss India 1998
N.C. Subbhiah - Equestrian
J.J. Chakola III - Silver Medallist, Doha Asian Games 2007
Jennifer Fraser Nandi - Adventure Sports
Col. Ravi Shanmugam - Golf
Kirtana Bidappa - Golf
Sherbir Panag - Indian Shooting Team.