In response to the pandemic and the Delta variant, Groton School is adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required of all students and employees. In addition, all visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated and prepared to provide proof.
Groton School protocols often exceed state and CDC guidelines. They are assessed regularly and may be changed at any time, depending on the evolving state of the pandemic. This page is updated periodically with news and communications related to the school's pandemic response.
Groton School is partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, which is providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing, processing our tests, and guiding our testing protocol. Students, faculty, staff, and campus family members are tested weekly. Students report their health status via a screening app, which also will be used for contact tracing if necessary.
All students, faculty, and staff are provided with face masks regularly, and they must wear them in any indoor spaces, with the exception of students in their own dorm rooms. Any approved visitors to campus must wear masks indoors. Masks are required outdoors if unvaccinated faculty children are present and distancing is impossible.
Groton School competes against schools if all team members are vaccinated and if COVID-19 testing regimens similar to Groton’s are in place.
Game plans are subject to change at any time, based on players' COVID-19 test results.
Groton School requires spectators at campus games to follow the following COVID-19 protocols. These protocols are designed to protect athletes, coaches, students, faculty, and staff, as well as visiting spectators.They may be updated periodically as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
All spectators must wear masks, outdoors and indoors.
Spectators should go directly to the separate areas designated for fans supporting each team. Please remain in this area.
Spectators may not enter campus buildings. Outdoor restroom facilities will be available. Exception: volleyball is indoors; spectators should remain in designated areas in the gym and remain masked.
Visitors to campus are permitted, by invitation, if they are fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID vaccine. Casual or unscheduled visits are discouraged until further notice. The Admission Office is scheduling in-person tours for vaccinated individuals and remote interviews for all applicants.
Groton welcomes visitors to campus this fall, with pandemic precautions in place, and also offers information sessions via Zoom. All Groton admission counselors and staff have been vaccinated. All visitors will be asked to show proof vaccination on arrival. Children under age 12 are not eligible for a vaccine at this time and thus not allowed on campus.
Please click here to see our admission appointment schedule.