Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Groton offers the resources of a much larger school to 378 students in grades 8 through 12. Under the leadership of Headmaster Temba Maqubela, Groton has aggressively contained the cost of attendance and increased financial aid. Over 42% of students benefit from a financial aid budget of over $7 million. Groton highlights two special programs. GEOs (Global Educational Opportunities) allow students to explore various locations around the world during vacations. GRACE (Groton Accelerate Challenge Enrich) accelerates students’ academic progress during the summer between grades 9 and 10 if they so desire. Founded in the Episcopal tradition, Groton offers wide-ranging art, athletic and service programs, the variety of perspectives reflected in a diverse student body, and the unique leadership opportunity of the Groton prefect year.
Students can apply to opt out of traditional afternoon athletic activities by submitting a proposal for an FSA (faculty sponsored activity) that allows them to pursue a passion for a wide variety of alternatives after approval from a faculty committee. FSAs have included fine and performance arts, independent study in science and other disciplines, community service, or sports options not formally offered by out athletic department. Groton believes in the educational value of leadership opportunities and affords every 12th grader a role as a residential prefect supervising younger students. Each senior may also apply to serve in additional supervisory roles, for example as a Chapel prefect, music prefect, or admission prefect.