As Vuyelwa and I have grown to know and love Groton, it has become clear that our role, and the role of everyone on this beautiful campus, is really quite straightforward: to inspire and to be inspired by the community of adults and students working toward high ideals.

Groton unlocks students’ potential in many ways, not least of which is by teaching rigorous academic content, stressing the primacy of critical thinking and problem-solving, and enabling and enhancing communication skills in a world of rapidly changing media and technology.

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What Do We Mean By...?

These words may seem cryptic now, but they are second nature to the Groton community. Our video glossary will help you decode them.
Chapel Talks GESL Roofball
Check-In Parlor St. Mark's Day
The Circle Roll Call Surprise Holiday

Groton History

The ambitions and values that drove a young Episcopal priest to found Groton School in 1884 still influence the School today.

The vibrant and diverse Groton School of the 21st century took root in the inspired mind of the young Endicott Peabody.

Before founding Groton in 1884, at the age of 27, Peabody's life had taken many turns. Educated in England at Cheltenham and Cambridge, he pursued a banking career but abruptly turned away from finance and toward the Episcopal Church. Only months after the famed gunfight at the OK Corral, Peabody arrived in Tombstone, Arizona.

Learn more about Groton's history.

The Groton Difference

What unique combination of values, practices, and resources differentiates Groton from the rest? What is the Groton Difference?

Read about the Groton Difference.

Schoolhouse: The Next Century

The Schoolhouse project will take our iconic 19th century building—the heart of the School and a powerful symbol of Groton’s mission and values—through the 21st century and beyond.

Read more about the Schoolhouse renovation.

At a Glance

Students: 380
Faculty: 93
Boarding: 88 percent
Day: 12 percent
Average Class Size: 12
Campus: 415 acres
Endowment: $350,000,000

States/Countries Represented: 33/17
States with Greatest Representation: MA, NY, CA, CT, NC, NJ, NH, TX, LA, FL, IL
Students of Color: 42 percent
International: 9 percent
Student-Faculty Ratio: 5 to 1
Percentage of Faculty with Graduate Degrees: 75 percent

Read more facts about Groton.
Groton School is a diverse and intimate community devoted to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service.
Groton School is recognized as one of America's top boarding schools. It prepares students in grades 8-12 for the "active work of life."