Lawrence Academy

Groton
, MA
Location
Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
400
Students
48%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
20
Sports
1793
Year Founded

Description

Lawrence Academy, a coeducational independent school for grades 9 through 12, is located in Groton, Massachusetts. Our mission focuses on recognizing students for who they are; inspiring them to take responsibility for who they want to become, and empowering them to take action for the greater good. The LA community welcomes an even split of 400 boarding and day students and prides itself on a warm, welcoming, and compassionate culture. Individualized learning and empowerment is a cornerstone of our program; a focus that extends to athletics, the arts, clubs, community service, and experiential learning (via our Winterim program). Skilled at “teaching for understanding,” faculty use innovative methods to help students learn in the way best suited for them. The daily Advisory system uses student interests, needs, and passions to help build pathways to individual goals and aspirations. We seek to see students grow in knowledge, confidence, and empathy; able to make a meaningful contribution to the world once they leave our campus.

Unique Characteristics

Learning Support: LA recognizes that all students learn differently and have a variety of academic passions and needs. At LA, 25 percent of LA students have a diagnosed learning disability. For students who need assistance beyond what their teacher can provide, however, LA offers a learning coaching program to enrich student learning.

Winterim: LA embraces the idea of experiential education through Winterim, a two-week mini-term in March in which students are encouraged to open their minds to new experiences. Winterim courses fall into one of five areas: cultural immersion, academic field study, service-learning, crafts and skills, or outdoor adventure.

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

  • Boston College 
  • Boston University
  • Connecticut College
  • Elon University 
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 

 

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

400
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.

Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Spain.

Location

Address26 Powderhouse Rd., Groton, MA 01450
Nearby Airports

Boston Logan International Airport

Manchester (NH) Airport

Campus Size140 Acres

Contact Information

Mike Polsonetti
Admissions Director
Dan Scheibe
Head of School
978-448-1530
Phone