Groton School

Groton School

Groton
, MA
Location
Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
383
Students
84%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
22
Sports
1884
Year Founded

Description

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 (Global 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.

Unique Characteristics

Students can apply to opt out of traditional afternoon athletic activities by submitting a proposal for an FSA (faculty sponsored activity) that allows them to pursue a passion for a wide variety of alternatives after approval from a faculty committee. FSAs have included fine and performance arts, independent study in science and other disciplines, community service, or sports options not formally offered by out athletic department. Groton believes in the educational value of leadership opportunities and affords every 12th grader a role as a residential prefect supervising younger students. Each senior may also apply to serve in additional supervisory roles, for example as a Chapel prefect, music prefect, or admission prefect.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • University of Chicago
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard College
  • Yale University
  • Princeton University
  • Brown University
  • Stanford University
  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway

Student Body

383
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

Australia, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, France, United Arab Emirates. 

Location

Address282 Farmers Row, Groton, MA 01450
Nearby Airports

(BOS) Boston Logan International Airport
(MHT) Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Campus Size480 Acres

Contact Information

Ian Gracey
Admissions Director
Temba Maqubela
Head of School
978-448-3363
Phone