Lawrence Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 978-448-1530
44 Main Street, PO Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
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  • Class of 2004
    5 Stars   6/8/2005
    Emory University
    The ninth grade program is completely unique to Lawrence Academy. It teaches students how to learn and develop thinking skills rather than immediately be immersed in facts and dates. It develops a strong. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Lawrence AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17931910
Campus Size135 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment391 students300 students
% Students of Color
12%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
46%
66%
Average SAT Score1735* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1520 - 2150-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$26 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,150$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,400$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
44%
57%
Director of AdmissionsPhil Blood
Associate Director of AdmissionsRob Olsen

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offeredn/a16
Courses AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Environment Science

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3523
ExtracurricularsABLE, Amnesty International Club, Community Service Club, Consortium (literary magazine), Cultural Coffeehouse, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Early Music Ensemble, Environment Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Girl Up Club, Jazz Band, Judiciary Board, Junior Varsity Dance Company, L.A. Singers, Main Stage Productions, Multicultural Association, Pawsitive Vibes Dog Club, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acappella singing group), Spectrum (newspaper),

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Trinity College18
Connecticut College14
Northeastern University13
Hobart and William Smith Colleges8
Boston College7
The George Washington University7
Bates College5
Colby College5
Colgate University5
Tufts University5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Founded in 1793, Lawrence Academy is a co-educational secondary boarding and day school located in Groton, Massachusetts. The school prides itself on providing students with an opportunity to develop as individuals, while still helping them to develop skills and cognitive abilities that are important during the secondary school years. Relying on their widespread use of student-centered teaching, the Lawrence Academy faculty strives to help students discover strengths, talents, and personality traits in themselves that they did not know were there. The school's advising program, with its bi-weekly comment cards, redefines how students and faculty can interact on a daily basis. The Winterim programs allow students an opportunity to participate in experiential learning activities for two weeks per year. In addition to excellent academics programs, arts programs, and competitive athletic programs, including participation in ISL athletics, the school also offers signature programs -- such as the Independent Immersion Program -- that make Lawrence Academy unique among independent schools.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NAIS, AISNE, TABS, NAFSA
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Tim Armstrong - AOL Chairman and CEO
    • Dana Messina - CEO and owner of Steinway Piano
    • Audrey McNiff - Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
    • Page McConnell - Keyboard player for Phish
    • Steve Heinze - '88 Olympian in men's hockey and former NHL player for Boston Bruins and LA Kings
    • Laurie Baker - Three time Olympian in women's hockey
    • Antoine Wright - NBA player for Dallas Mavericks
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