Lawrence Academy

26 Powderhouse Rd, PO Box 992, Groton, MA 01450

Founded as the coeducational Groton Academy and renamed in 1846 in honor of Amos and William Lawrence, who endowed it, this college preparatory school enrolled only boys from 1898 to 1971, when it again became coeducational. Although one of the older schools in the country, its charter having been signed by Gov. John Hancock, Lawrence is modern in method and facilities. The school's academic program allows students to select from a wide variety of courses, including honors and Advanced Placement classes and interdisciplinary offerings. The arts, namely dance, drama, music and the visual arts, are an integral part of the learning experience. Other program features include independent study options; the Independent Immersion Program (IIP), which allows select students to build a course of study around an area of strong interest, such as music composition, journalism, astronomy or genetics; and the two-week Winterim program, which offers each student the opportunity to learn from a hands-on experience that may involve travel, on-campus activities or community service. Every pupil meets daily with his or her faculty advisor.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address26 Powderhouse Rd, PO Box 992, Groton, MA 01450
Year Established1792
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorR. Daniel Scheibe
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment399
Boarding Students199
Day Students200
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