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 42% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of almost $7 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 (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,995
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,720
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Groton School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Groton School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1884
1906
Campus Size
450 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
380 students
310 students
% Students of Color
46%
25%
% International Students
9%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
70%
Average SAT Score
1420
* 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
80%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$477 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,995
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,720
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$46,427
$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 42% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of almost $7 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Groton School cost?

Groton School's tuition is approximately $59,995 for boarding students and $46,720 for day students.

What schools are Groton School often compared to?

Groton Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Phillips Academy Andover, Deerfield Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Groton School?

The acceptance rate of Groton School is 9%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. Groton School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Groton School offer?

Groton School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Track and Field.

What is Groton School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Groton School?

The application deadline for Groton School is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

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. . .
Show more reviews (16 reviews)
Submit Review for Groton School
Earn $20 by submitting your alumni review!

Recent Articles

Preventing Teen Suicide
December 14, 2022
Preventing Teen Suicide
Teen suicide is the 3rd largest killer of young adults between the ages of 15-24. You and I can prevent it.
Free Boarding Schools
December 10, 2022
Free Boarding Schools
Thinking about sending your child to boarding school but are concerned that you can't afford it? Here are several free boarding schools as well as several schools that offer tuition-free educations for students from qualified families.
Is Your Skill Set Still On Release 3.0?
December 08, 2022
Is Your Skill Set Still On Release 3.0?
If you've been teaching for a while, and find yourself looking for a new position, an updated skill set will help make you competitive in today's job market.

Featured Schools

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $59,995
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,720
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Quick Links