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.