Groton School

5.00 5 1 (19 reviews)
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 over $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.

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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 Offered8-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841907
Campus Size450 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment383 students320 students
% Students of Color
48%
24%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
69%
Average SAT Score1440* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5718
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$380 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,260$58,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,370$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$46,127$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT90%-
Acceptance Rate
11%
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 Organizations2224
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: 2016 - 202010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University26
Harvard College24
University of Chicago24
Brown University17
Princeton University14
Yale University13
New York University12
Hamilton College10
Columbia University9
Dartmouth College9
Link to Matriculation Data

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 over $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

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