282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour's drive from Boston, Groton offers the resources of a much larger school to 380 students in grades 8 through 12. Under the leadership of Headmaster Temba Maqubela, Groton has aggressively contained the cost of attendance and increased financial aid. Over 43% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of over $7.5 million. Groton highlights two special programs. GEOs (Groton Educational Opportunities) allow students to explore various locations around the world during vacations. GRACE (GRoton Accelerate Challenge Enrich) accelerates students` academic progress during the summer between grades 9 and 10 if they so desire. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, Groton offers wide-ranging art, athletic and service programs, the variety of perspectives reflected in a diverse student body, and the unique leadership opportunity of the Groton prefect year.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,140
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,050
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Class of 2019
5.00
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
5.00
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
5.00
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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Top Rankings

Groton School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 309 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Attention
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Groton School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1884
1907
Campus Size
450 acres
125 acres

School Calendar

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Student Body

Enrollment
380 students
300 students
% Students of Color
49%
25%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
70%
Average SAT Score
1440
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
31
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
57
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
78%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$450 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,140
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,050
$33,250
% Students on Financial Aid
43%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$47,541
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
9%
58%
Director of Admissions
Ian M. Gracey
Associate Director of Admissions
James Funnell

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
22
23
Extracurriculars
Lilith (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: 2017 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Chicago
27
Georgetown University
24
Harvard University
21
Brown University
15
Yale University
15
Princeton University
14
Boston College
10
Columbia University
10
University of St. Andrews
10
Scripps College
9

School Notes

  • Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour's drive from Boston, Groton offers the resources of a much larger school to 380 students in grades 8 through 12. Under the leadership of Headmaster Temba Maqubela, Groton has aggressively contained the cost of attendance and increased financial aid. Over 43% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of over $7.5 million. Groton highlights two special programs. GEOs (Groton Educational Opportunities) allow students to explore various locations around the world during vacations. GRACE (GRoton Accelerate Challenge Enrich) accelerates students` academic progress during the summer between grades 9 and 10 if they so desire. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, Groton offers wide-ranging art, athletic and service programs, the variety of perspectives reflected in a diverse student body, and the unique leadership opportunity of the Groton prefect year.
  • Groton School accreditations: NEASC
Profile last updated: 07/13/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,140
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,050
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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