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Groton School

School rating 4.5 / 5 by

282 Farmers Row Groton MA 01450 United States
Boarding
8th to 12th
Day
8th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Class size at Groton School is great, no more than 15 people in a class. It is usually round table seating so everyone can see each other. Groton has a really good academic program. Pretty much every teacher is passionate about their field and try to make learning fun and entertaining. The student body has a competitive feel to it, which may be seen as negative thing to some people but I felt like it pushed me to always give me all in everything that I do. There will be a time in your Groton career where you stop working for just a number or a certain gpa and you actually start learning for the sake of learning. I definitely experienced that my senior year and it really just wrapped up my high school experience nicely. Apart from the competitive feel, everyone s genuinely really friendly. If you pass someone in the hall that you kind of know and you dont say hi, that would be seen as strange. Everyone greets each other; everyone has great friends. I always felt comfortable at that school.

College Counseling

College process started spring term of junior year at Groton. We found out who our....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • 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

For the admission process, take the SSAT. I don't even remember my score so your....

Sample insights on admissions

  • 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. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • 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 transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Housing is seriously great. Carpet throughout the dorms, spacious rooms, heating, beautiful dining hall, Student run restaurants, great dances every weekend, interesting guest speakers, and quiet surrounding town. The student body is diverse but it could definitely need more students of color but it really isn't an issue at the school. I am a student of color and I had friends from all races and socio-economic backgrounds and I never felt bad about my background. I love all my friends from school and we are still really close. At Groton, you gain lots of life skills and make friendships that....

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