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  • Admission Welcome

    It feels wonderful to live and work at one of America’s great institutions, Groton School. Endicott Peabody, the School’s founder, was driven by a belief that the best education was provided by a school modeled after a family.

    He vowed that Groton would never grow so large that anyone would feel anonymous. This concept remains central to the School’s identity.
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How to Apply

Groton seeks highly motivated students of great promise. We are especially interested in people who are inclined to be of service to others. The Admission Office seeks to sustain a student body that is racially, geographically, and socioeconomically diverse.

We welcome students from all backgrounds who share our ideals of service to others and well-rounded development of oneself. Listed below are several admission-related links which should be helpful to you. Please feel free to contact us whenever you have questions about the School or the admission process. And please visit us on campus! A visit is the best way to learn about Groton.

Read more on how to apply.

Have a Question?

Call 978-448-7510

Financial Aid

The aim of the School is to accept students on their own qualifications without regard to their family's financial resources. Accordingly, no student should be deterred from applying to Groton because his or her parents cannot pay full tuition. Of Groton's 380 students, 39 percent receive financial aid. The average financial aid award for 2015 was more than $42,000.

Read more about financial aid at Groton.

GRAIN, the GRoton Affordability and INclusion initiative, was approved by Groton’s Board of Trustees in November 2014.

The board’s number-one strategic priority, GRAIN allows the School to consider all qualified applicants regardless of their families’ ability to pay and to accept deserving candidates who in previous years may have landed on a financial aid wait list. In addition, GRAIN freezes Groton’s tuition for three years, from 2015-16 to 2017-18. GRAIN does not affect the application process for financial aid.

Through GRAIN, Groton hopes to inspire schools to address the spiraling cost of independent school education.

Read the letter announcing GRAIN.

8th Grade at Groton

Did you know that some students come to Groton for eighth grade?

We refer to our eighth grade as the Second Form because at one time we had a First Form! That’s right, students would come to Groton as seventh graders and graduate from the school six years later. Years ago, many schools had seventh and eighth grades, but today Groton is one of the few top secondary schools in the country that still offers an eighth grade program.

Read more about Groton's eighth grade.
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."