Groton School

5.00 5 1 (14 reviews)
Tel: 978-448-7510
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 2016
    5 Stars   11/25/2017
    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   9/11/2012
    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. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   10/1/2011
    MIT
    The single most impressive aspect of Groton is the dedication, quality, and passion of the faculty. My teachers were always well prepared for their classes and when I wanted to meet them outside of class. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   9/19/2011
    Davidson College
    I think that the most important aspects of Groton is its sense of tradition and its small size. Groton students maintain a schedule that includes daily chapel and senior prefectships, which allow seniors to become. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   10/1/2011
    The University of Chicago
    The small size of Groton provides an intimate atmosphere that cannot be found at any other school. With fewer than 400 students, all students, teachers, and staff know each other. Everyone says hello to each. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Groton SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841910
Campus Size415 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment380 students300 students
% Students of Color
43%
20%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
66%
Average SAT Score2104* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)2240 - 1980-
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 Offered5717
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
81%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$350 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,390$28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$43,199$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT90%-
Acceptance Rate
12%
56%
Director of AdmissionsIan M. Gracey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2223
ExtracurricularsAlliance for Student Harmony, Amnesty International Club, Art Club, Book Club, Buddist and Hindu Meditation Group, Choir, Christian Fellowship Club, Circle Voice, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environment Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), GCS (Groton Community Service Organization), Grotonian (Literary Paper), Islamic Society, Model UN, Outdoor Club, Scudder's (School Snack Bar), Spirit Committee, Student Activities Committee, Student Response Group, Yearbook

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.
  • School accreditations: NEASC
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