Lawrence Academy

26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992,
Groton, MA 01450
Tel: 978 448 1530
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 400 students
"An academically demanding curriculum combines traditional teaching with student-centered learning through seminars, projects and independent study opportunities.
Signature progams, which encourage hands-on learning, include the Ninth Grade Program, Combined Studies Course, Winterim, and Independent Immersion program.
Extensive arts offerings in dance, drama, music, and visual arts, as well as, a competitive sports program, are available.
A warm community environment, international diversity, daily advisor meetings, dorm e-mail and Internet, radio station, and recording studio enhance our program..."

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Lawrence Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1793 1907
Campus Size 100 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 400 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 13% 20%
% Students Boarding 50% 67%
Average SAT Score 1732 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1520 - 1870 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $13 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,750 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,130 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 65% -
Acceptance Rate 50% 57%
Director of Admissions Rob Olsen, Interim Director  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 8 24
ExtracurricularsABLE, Cultural Coffeehouse, Drawing, Early Music Ensemble, Envirothon, French Club, L.A. Singers, Student/Faculty Senate

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Tim Armstrong - AOL Chairman and CEO
    • Dana Messina - CEO and owner of Steinway Piano
    • Audrey McNiff - Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
    • Page McConnell - Keyboard player for Phish
    • Steve Heinze - '88 Olympian in men's hockey and former NHL player for Boston Bruins and LA Kings
    • Laurie Baker - Three time Olympian in women's hockey
    • Antoine Wright - NBA player for Dallas Mavericks

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Groton School (1.1 miles away)
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  • GrotonGroton School
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    1.1 mi | 381 students | Gr. 8-12
  • ConcordMiddlesex School
    1400 Lowell Road
    (978) 371-6524
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  • ConcordConcord Academy
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  • AshburnhamCushing Academy
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  • WiltonHigh Mowing School
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