Lawrence Academy

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  • Class of 2004
    5 Stars  
    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 
2018 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 Size140 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment394 students310 students
% Students of Color
14%
21%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
67%
Average SAT Score1230* National Avg. »View
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
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$29 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,550$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$48,950$30,250
Tuition international students$62,550$48,850
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
37%
55%
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/a17
Courses AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Environment Science

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2215
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3524
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
ABLE, Amnesty International Club, Community Service Club, Consortium (literary magazine), Cultural Coffeehouse, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Environment Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Girl Up Club, Judiciary Board, Multicultural Association, Pawsitive Vibes Dog Club, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Spectrum (newspaper), Student Government, Student/Faculty Senate, Tour Guides, Umoja (Unity), WRLA Radio, Yearbook, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Band, Junior Varsity Dance Company, L.A. Singers, Main Stage Productions, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acappella singing group), Spring One Act Play Festival, Technical Theater, Varsity Dance Company

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Connecticut College13
Hobart and William Smith Colleges12
Northeastern University12
Brandeis University10
Elon University9
Trinity College9
Boston College8
Boston University8
New York University7
Bates College6
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 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
  • Lawrence Academy 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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