Groton School

5.00 5 1 (11 reviews)
282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
Tel: 978-448-7510
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 380 students
"Founded in 1884 by Rev. Endicott Peabody, Groton's original aims included the intellectual, moral and physical development of its students in grades seven through twelve towards preparation for both college and 'the active work of life.' Now a coeducational, primarily residential school of 186 girls and 194 boys in grades eight through twelve, we set for our students the highest standards of academic achievement, intellectual growth, ethical awareness and behavior, sportsmanship, athletic endeavor and service to others...".

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  • Class of 2012
    5.00 Stars   9/11/2012
    Stanford University
    Groton is a small school in the countryside with immense resources and an extremely demanding academic atmosphere; the first word most students associate with the School is "intense." The School's long history and honored traditions. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5.00 Stars   10/1/2011
    MIT
    The single most impressive aspect of Groton is the dedication, quality, and passion of the faculty. My teachers were always well prepared for their classes and when I wanted to meet them outside of class. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5.00 Stars   9/19/2011
    Davidson College
    I think that the most important aspects of Groton is its sense of tradition and its small size. Groton students maintain a schedule that includes daily chapel and senior prefectships, which allow seniors to become. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5.00 Stars   10/1/2011
    The University of Chicago
    The small size of Groton provides an intimate atmosphere that cannot be found at any other school. With fewer than 400 students, all students, teachers, and staff know each other. Everyone says hello to each. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5.00 Stars   9/17/2008
    Dartmouth College
    Groton's small size, intensely devoted faculty, and great students made it an environment unique in several ways. All students enjoy unparalleled attention from teachers and administrators, but that attention does not stop outside of the. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Groton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1910
Campus Size 415 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 380 students 298 students
% Students of Color
43%
20%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
70%
Average SAT Score 2104 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 2240 - 1980 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 57 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
81%
69%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $350 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,390 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $43,199 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 90 -
Acceptance Rate
12%
55%
Director of AdmissionsIan M. Gracey

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 22 23
ExtracurricularsAlliance for Student Harmony, Amnesty International Club, Art Club, Book Club, Buddist and Hindu Meditation Group, Choir, Christian Fellowship Club, Circle Voice, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environment Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), GCS (Groton Community Service Organization), Grotonian (Literary Paper), Islamic Society, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Scudder's (School Snack Bar), Spirit Committee, Student Activities Committee, Student Response Group, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University 18
Harvard 18
Trinity 16
Bowdoin College 14
Yale University 14
Dartmouth College 13
Princeton University 11
Brown University 10
Colby College 10
University of Virginia 10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Groton comprises what seem like contradictions. It`s a small school with the resources and programs of a much larger one. School traditions reserve time for sharing modern ideas and diverse personal relationships. An emphasis on developing character, intellect, and leadership encourages the risk-taking that assures student self-discovery. A serene, rural campus provides the location for a lively, fast-paced, and rewarding education. Our students' personal growth, scholarship, athleticism, and artistic talent are nurtured carefully. Annually, 37% of the students receive $6.5 million in need-based aid.
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