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 174 girls and 182 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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2014 School Data
Groton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1909
Campus Size 415 acres acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 381 students 298 students
% Students of Color 29%% 19%
% International Students 16%% 20%
% Students Boarding 84%% 67%
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 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 71%% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $361 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700 $47,790
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,990 $26,400
% Students on Financial Aid 38%% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $43,000 $20,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 90%% -
Acceptance Rate 12%% 57%
Director of Admissions Ian M. Gracey  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 21 25
ExtracurricularsAlliance for Student Harmony, Amnesty International, Art Club, Book Club, Buddist and Hindu Meditation Group, Choir, Christian Fellowship, Circle Voice, Debating Society, Drama, Environmental Group, Gay-Straight Alliance, GCS (Groton Community Service Organization), Grotonian (Literary Paper), Islamic Society, Model UN, Outdoor Club, 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, 38% of the students receive $6 million in need-based aid.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Lawrence Academy (0.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • GrotonLawrence Academy
     
    26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA01450
    978 448 1530
    0.7 mi | 401 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ConcordMiddlesex School
     
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA01742
    (978) 371-6524
    13.1 mi | 375 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ConcordConcord Academy
     
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA01742
    978-402-2250
    15.4 mi | 377 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WiltonHigh Mowing School
     
    222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH03086
    (603)654-2391 x 109
    16.7 mi | 112 students | Gr. 9-12
  • AshburnhamCushing Academy
     
    39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA01430
    978-827-7300
    17.3 mi | 400 students | Gr. 9-12
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