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Groton School

School rating 4.6 /5 by

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

Academic

Groton School review by . The small size of classes and fantastic teaching staff at Groton allows students to explore more deeply the world of academia. My senior year, I even had the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one tutorial with a member of the English department. The kids you meet at Groton are some of the most intelligent and determined thinkers you will ever encounter. I attribute this to the rigorous academics and the general availability of the teachers for both academic conferencing and friendly advice. Additionally, since the teachers are active members of the Groton community, they are, as a rule, almost never. ...

College Counseling

Groton has a great relationship with many universities both in the USA and abroad. The....

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

Students at Groton tend to be either very smart, very rich, or both (because some....

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. Don't 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 transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

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