Groton School

5.00 5 1 (19 reviews)
282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
  • "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 186 girls and 194 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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  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    Stanford University
    I think the most influential part of Groton is it’s emphasis on community. As an effect of the small size and commitment to inclusion, Groton skillfully combines the independence that comes with attending a boarding. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    University of Virginia
    Groton is unique in its campus set-up. It is centered around the "Circle" a large expanse of grass that is used as a soccer field in the fall and for lawn games in the spring. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    Stanford University
    Groton is a small school in the countryside with immense resources and an extremely demanding academic atmosphere; the first word most students associate with the School is "intense." The School's long history and honored traditions. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Groton SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-125-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841910
Campus Size450 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment382 students313 students
% Students of Color
44%
23%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
69%
Average SAT Score1470* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score32*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5718
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$380 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,550$56,875
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$46,003$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT90%-
Acceptance Rate
12%
57%
Director of AdmissionsIan M. Gracey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2223
ExtracurricularsLilith (girls singing group)

Club or Organization:
Alliance for Student Harmony, Amnesty International Club, Art Club, GCS (Groton Community Service Organization), Grotonian (Literary Paper), Hillel, Hispanic Lanino Forum, Horizon (historical review), Investment Club, Islamic Society, Japanese Club, Model UN, Scudder's (School Snack Bar), Shalom, Social Services Club, Spirit Committee, Student Activities Committee, Student Response Group, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Interact Club-Rotary International, Judicial Committee

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University18
Harvard18
Trinity16
Bowdoin College14
Yale University14
Dartmouth College13
Princeton University11
Brown University10
Colby College10
University of Virginia10
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 $6.5 million in need-based aid.
  • Groton School accreditations: NEASC

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