Groton School

Groton, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, Episcopal

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Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour's drive from Boston, Groton is a small school offering big opportunities to students in grades 8 through 12. The extended family that is Groton shares a deep commitment of one to another and each to the whole. A broad-based curriculum includes particular advantages such as the opportunity to study two languages concurrently or pursue tutorial study of a subject one-on-one with a teacher. A school in the Episcopal tradition, Groton educates the whole person through 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. 37% of the student body receives $5.6 million dollars in financial aid annually.

Box 991, Farmers Row, Groton, Massachusetts, USA 01450
978-448-3363

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Director of Admission: Ian Gracey
Admissions Phone:978-448-7510Fax:978-448-9623
Email: admission_office@groton.org Website: www.groton.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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  • Founded: 1884
  • Campus Size: 415 acres
  • Grades Offered: 8th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 8th-12th
Day
Grades 8th-12th
Total
Girls     150 35 185
Boys     153 31 184
Total     303 66 369

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $53,870
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $41,960
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 37.00%
  • Average Awarded: $41,218
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $330,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $840,048
 
 

Department Director: Kathy Leggat

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 84

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 70.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 19

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Technology Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
History:
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Religious Studies
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Sociology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • STEM Foundations



AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
 
 

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 17

Average Students Per Dorm: 18

No. of Girls Dorms: 9

No. of Boys Dorms: 8

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Squash courts Indoor running track

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Arts Department Director: Ann Emerson

Athletics Department Director: Robert Low

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Canoeing
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Department Director: Megan Kemp Harlan

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Georgetown 19 graduates
Harvard 19 graduates
Trinity 17 graduates
Yale 13 graduates
Dartmouth 12 graduates
Stanford 11 graduates
Bowdoin 10 graduates
Princeton 9 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 760 630
Mathematics 740 650
Writing 760 640



Notable Alumni

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Class of 1900) 32nd President of the United States

Sam Waterston (Class of 1958) Actor

Tom Rush (Class of 1959) Singer songwriter

Averell Harriman (Class of 1909) Governor of New York

Peter Gammons (Class of 1963) Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

Sarah Sewall (Class of 1979) Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights

Stephen Hill (Class of 1980) Black Entertainment Television, Executive Vice-President

Jim Cooper (Class of 1972) U.S. Representative, Tennessee

Dean Acheson (Class of 1939) Secretary of State, Truman Administration

Douglas Dillon (Class of 1927) Secretary of the Treasury, Kennedy Administration




Quotes from Alumni

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Class of 1900, 32nd President of the United States

 

"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time."

-Dean Acheson, Class of 1939, Secretary of State, Truman Administration