Lawrence Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 978-448-1530
26 Powderhouse Road, 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 
2016 School Data
Lawrence Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1793 1910
Campus Size 135 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 397 students 298 students
% Students of Color
11%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
48%
67%
Average SAT Score 1735 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1520 - 2150 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $26 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,750 $52,450
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,250 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate
35%
56%
Director of AdmissionsPhil Blood
Associate Director of AdmissionsRob Olsen

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered n/a 16
Courses AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Environment Science

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 33 23
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), Jazz Band, Judiciary Board, Junior Varsity Dance Company, L.A. Singers, Main Stage Productions, Multicultural Association, Peer counseling, Peer Tutoring, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acappella singing group), Spectrum (newspaper), Spring One Act Play Festival, Student Government,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Trinity College 18
Connecticut College 14
Northeastern University 13
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 8
Boston College 7
The George Washington University 7
Bates College 5
Colby College 5
Colgate University 5
Tufts University 5
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 and competitive athletic programs, including participation in ISL athletics, the school also offers signature programs that make Lawrence Academy unique among independent schools.
  • 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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