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Groton School

Student rating 4.4/ 5 by Harvard University student
282 Farmers Row Groton MA 01450 United States

Academic

Groton Schoolreview by Harvard University student. Great academics. Very strong in classics and math. Rigorous curriculum that will prepare you for college. Small class size and accessibility to faculty leads to very discussion-based teaching. Difficult but feasible workload. Outstanding faculty with whom advanced students can pursue interested subjects.

College Counseling

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  • "They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university…"
  • "For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more…"

Admissions - Getting Accepted

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  • "Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools…"
  • "For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents*the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid…"

School Life

Houseparents were great. Great support given by faculty. Campus is very traditional and conservative. Very competitive atmosphere; need to be somewhat strong and grounded to prosper socially. School's approach to discipline is strict but necessary for boarding school to function well.

Great. Forces students to try out different things. Community service program is growing. Varoius programs available. A LOT of time is invested in extracurriculars; 5~6 times a week 2~3 hours. Great team-building, confidence-building, community-building extracurricular/sports requirement.