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.
A 480-acre campus, extensive programs and facilities, an extremely talented faculty, and a generous financial aid budget are available to a student body of only 372. Groton is a small school that offers big opportunities.
Peabody insisted that his students be genuine scholars, and the School continues to offer an educational experience of the highest standard. While Groton retains many elements of a traditional curriculum (few schools ask their youngest students to study Latin), within each discipline students benefit from innovative and creative teaching. Groton students stretch themselves by taking advantage of the opportunity to study one-on-one with teachers in courses that, in many cases, the teachers have designed. Such course titles as Fractal Geometry, The Iraqi Wars, and Cosmology—The Structure and Evolution of the Universe, illustrate the breadth of subject matter that students can access at Groton.
From the first, Groton has sought to prepare students not simply for success in college, but for "the active work of life." Life at Groton is vigorous and engaging. The School's traditional approach to boarding school life and its culture of innovative teaching build skills and traits commonly cited as essential in the 21st-century workplace: teamwork; technological savvy; global awareness; strong writing and oral communication; creativity; and facility with math, science, and languages.
Groton students are gritty and determined, destined to contribute to the 21st century the way Peabody's charges helped shape the 20th. The beauty of today's Groton is that the School no longer serves just one segment of society, but all of America and the world. A Groton education is for everyone: it is demanding, inspiring, meaningful, and joyful.
If you are interested in learning more about our school, please take the time to fill out our inquiry form. We invite you to visit Groton, Massachusetts. See the grounds and vistas that inspired Endicott Peabody long ago, and meet the people who make Groton School what it is today.
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid