Groton School

282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
Tel: 978-448-7510
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 381 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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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Groton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1910
Campus Size 415 acres 106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 381 students 297 students
% Students of Color
29%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
84%
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 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
68%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $350 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700 $50,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,990 $28,000
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $43,000 $21,275
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%
56%
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, 39% of the students receive $6.2 million in need-based aid.
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