Groton School

282 Farmers Row, Box 991,
Groton, MA 01450
Tel: 978-448-7510
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 371 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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2013 School Data
Groton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1907
Campus Size 415 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 371 students 300 students
% Students of Color 37% 18%
% International Students 14% 20%
% Students Boarding 88% 67%
Average SAT Score 2080 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 2200 - 1930 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics 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 73% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $330 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,870 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,960 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 37% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $40,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track


Total Extracurricular Organizations 21 24
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: 2009-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown 19
Harvard 19
Trinity 17
Yale 13
Dartmouth 12
Stanford 11
Bowdoin 10
Princeton 10
Colby 9
Tufts 8
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 $5 million in need-based aid.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Lawrence Academy (1.1 miles away)
  • TownSchoolMilesStudentsGrades
  • Groton Lawrence Academy
    1.1  mi  |  400  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Concord Middlesex School
    12.8  mi  |  375  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Concord Concord Academy
    14.9  mi  |  370  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Ashburnham Cushing Academy
    16.8  mi  |  445  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Marlborough Hillside School
    16.8  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  5-9
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