Lawrence Academy

26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
Tel: 978 448 1530
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 389 students
Lawrence Academy recognizes you for who you are and inspires you to take responsibility for who you want to become.

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2015 School Data
Lawrence Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1793 1910
Campus Size 135 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 389 students 300 students
% Students of Color 15% 20%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 51% 67%
Average SAT Score 1735 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1520 - 2150 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
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 3 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $26 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,230 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,800 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 32% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Director of AdmissionsPhil Blood
Associate Director of AdmissionsRob Olsen

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 3 16
Courses AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Environment Science


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 34 24
Extracurriculars Consortium (literary magazine), Jazz Band, Junior Varsity Dance Company, Main Stage Productions, Multicultural Association, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acappella singing group), Spectrum (newspaper), Spring One Act Play Festival, Student Government, Technical Theater, Tour Guides, Varsity Dance Company, ABLE, Amnesty International, Community Service, Cultural Coffeehouse, Diversity Club , Dorm Proctors, Early Music Ensemble, Environmental Club , Envirothon, French Club, GSA,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010-2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Trinity College 18
Connecticut College 14
Northeastern University 13
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 8
Boston College 7
The George Washington University 7
Bates College 5
Colby College 5
Colgate University 5
Tufts University 5
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School Notes:

  • Founded in 1793, Lawrence Academy is a co-educational secondary boarding and day school located in Groton, Massachusetts. The school prides itself on providing students with an opportunity to develop as individuals, while still helping them to develop skills and cognitive abilities that are important during the secondary school years. Relying on their widespread use of student-centered teaching, the Lawrence Academy faculty strives to help students discover strengths, talents, and personality traits in themselves that they did not know were there. The school's advising program, with its bi-weekly comment cards, redefines how students and faculty can interact on a daily basis. The Winterim programs allow students an opportunity to participate in experiential learning activities for two weeks per year. In addition to excellent academics and competitive athletic programs, including participation in ISL athletics, the school also offers signature programs that make Lawrence Academy unique among independent schools.
  • School accreditations: NAIS, AISNE, TABS, NAFSA

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Groton School (0.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Groton School
    0.7 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 381 students282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
  • 12.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 384 students1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978) 371-6524
  • 14.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 382 students166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
  • 17.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 120 students222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH 03086
    (603)654-9409 x 103
  • 17.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 400 students39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA 01430
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