Groton School

282 Farmers Row, PO Box 991, Groton, MA 01450

Rev. Endicott Peabody founded Groton in order to provide a thorough education not only for college but also for the "active work of life." Established with close links to the Episcopal Church, the school draws its present student body and faculty from many different religious backgrounds. It was Mr. Peabody's hope that many of the graduates would engage in public service, and a significant number have entered the professions of government, education, medicine and religion. Originally a six-year boarding school, Groton now offers grades 8-12 (forms II-VI) to boarding and day boys and girls. Nearly all the main school buildings on the 410-acre campus are grouped around a central green. Open-minded in introducing innovations in advance of his peers, Mr. Peabody expanded the curriculum to include printing, woodworking, academic science in all its forms, music and studio art. His plan to have faculty and students live together to foster the students' maturity and participation in social and academic affairs continues today, with a faculty resident living in each dormitory. Additionally, every student has a faculty advisor, and sports are coached almost entirely by the teachers, thus further encouraging faculty-student relationships. In all forms, the rigorous academic program is conducted in small classes, with emphasis on student participation and group discussion. In the upper forms, students choose from a variety of electives; seniors may pursue independent study projects and tutorials. Advanced Placement courses are part of the curriculum in most subject areas. Each student must purchase a laptop for classroom use.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 8-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address282 Farmers Row, PO Box 991, Groton, MA 01450
Year Established1884
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
AdministratorTemba Maqubela
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment372
Boarding Students327
Day Students45
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