The St. Grottlesex Schools

Published June 16, 2013 |
The St. Grottlesex Schools
Generous financial aid and a commitment to diversity are hallmarks of the 21st century release of St. Grottlesex. More here.
There is, of course, no such school as St. Grottlesex. The name is a conflation of the names of five prestigious private schools four of which are affiliated with the Episcopal Church.  Middlesex is non-denominational. While these schools were founded more than 100 years ago, they have all moved with the times. Generous financial aid and a commitment to diversity are hallmarks of the 21st century release of St. Grottlesex. First-rate academics, superb athletic facilities and programs and an abundance of extracurricular activities complete the picture. 

 
"St. Paul's School is committed to educating the whole person and preparing students to make contributions to a changing and challenging world. The philosophy of St. Paul's School defines education as all of the structured experiences in which students participate: course work, athletics, activities, and our life together as a fully residential school. These opportunities involve valuable interaction between faculty, students, and staff."
 
Founded: 1856
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Head of School: Michael Hirschfeld
Endowment: $433 million
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed
Number of Students: 536
Number of AP Courses: 12
Percentage of Students of Color: 39%

 
"St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage each person to explore his or her place in the larger world beyond our campus."
 
Founded: 1865
Religious Affiliation:
Head of School: John Warren 
Endowment: $120 million
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed
Number of Students: 347
Number of AP Courses: 22
Percentage of Students of Color: 35%

 
"St. George's School provides a rigorous college prep curriculum, high standards, and dynamic classroom discussion. Round tables are prevalent and coincide with our belief in the virtue of small classes and in the benefits of active dialog and debate. Learning at St. George's School has to do with knowing the teacher and the subject matter, and we celebrate the growth that takes part at the heart of our challenging and democratic process..."
 
Founded: 1896
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Head of School: Eric F. Peterson
Endowment: $115 million
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed
Number of Students: 365
Number of AP Courses: 22
Percentage of Students of Color: 18%

 
"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..."
 
Founded: 1884
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
Head of School: Richard B. Commons
Endowment: $289 million
Grades: 8-12
School Type: Coed
Number of Students: 372
Number of AP Courses: 8
Percentage of Students of Color: 32%

 
"Located in one of this country's most historic towns, Concord, Massachusetts, Middlesex aspires to help its students "find their promise" through immersion in a rigorous academic program, extraordinary extracurricular programs in arts and athletics, and a commitment to service."
 
Founded: 1901
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Head of School: Kathleen Carroll Giles
Endowment: $170 million
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed
Number of Students: 375
Number of AP Courses: 22
Percentage of Students of Color: 28%

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