GRACE Scholars Begin Summer Program
Forty-nine GRACE Scholars are on campus this summer for four weeks of academic challenge—the largest in-person enrollment since the program began in 2016.
Each summer, GRACE (GRoton Accelerate Challenge Enrich) offers a variety of courses—along with a healthy dose of recreation and art—to rising Fourth Formers. The program is designed to propel students to advanced classes and to fill preparation gaps during the summer before Upper School. This summer's group includes four new Fourth Formers.
Most GRACE Scholars take two courses, choosing among math, science, English, Latin, French, Spanish, and Modern Global History (the latter three are new additions for 2022).
All GRACE classes are led by Groton School faculty, and this summer’s group includes Headmaster Temba Maqubela, who will teach chemistry. The eight teaching assistants include seven 2022 graduates and one 2021 grad; three of the eight were GRACE Scholars themselves.
The 2021 Scholars are ready for several hours a day of classroom learning, as well as afternoons spent swimming in the school pool, paddleboarding, and playing games such as kickball and Capture the Flag. Wednesday nights are for special outings, to a trampoline park, for instance, or to go bowling or to the movies. Activities on campus will include movies on the Circle and the second annual GRACE Olympics, while weekend off-campus excursions will take GRACE Scholars to the beach, whitewater rafting, and ziplining.
Welcome to the 2022 GRACE Scholars!