Through GRAIN, Groton has become the leader in tuition cost containment among American boarding schools.
The GRAIN initiative, adopted as the school's #1 strategic priority in 2014, contained tuition while increasing the number of students on financial aid and guaranteeing that the school would consider all applicants without regard for their ability to pay. Today, Groton is the only boarding school charging less than $60,000 among the country's top boarding schools.
Beyond "Need Blind" Admission:
Groton does not consider a family's financial circumstances in making admission decisions. Support is provided throughout a student's years at Groton so that all students can take full advantage of the Groton experience. Many receive funding for summer study, global education opportunities, travel to and from school, supplies including books and laptop computers, spending accounts, and travel for parents headed to campus for Parents Weekend. Applicants who are offered admission from the waiting list are treated with the same "need blind" approach as those who are admitted in March.
At Groton, we want to ensure that applicants can join our community regardless of their families’ financial situations.