Lawrence Academy

Po Box 992, 26 Powderhouse Road
Groton, MA 01450-0145
Tel: (978)448-6535
Grades: 9 - 12 | 397 students
The aim of Lawrence Academy is to help students to learn and to develop a sense of identity.
Young men and women need to understand the world, to determine who they are, and to establish a healthy set of values.
Through their studies, students work to acquire knowledge and master the academic skills that are essential for success in college.
The faculty and curriculum are dedicated to developing the students' capacity for creative and independent thought.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD/ADHD, Executive Functioning, ESL
Year Founded 1793

Student Body

Total Students 397 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Lawrence Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1735
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $58,230
Tuition Notes Day $44,800
% on Financial Aid 30%
Acceptance Rate 47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Phil Blood
Admissions Associate Rob Olsen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Community Service, Consortium (Literary Magazine), Cultural Coffeehouse, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Environmental Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Jazz Band, Judiciary Board, LA Singers, Lawrence Academy Spectrum (Newspaper), Multicultural Association, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acapella group), Spring One Act Play Festival, Student Government, Technical Theater, Tour Guide, Umoja (Unity), WRLA (Radio), Yearbook, Young Republicans Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Jazz Band, LA Singers, Peer Tutoring, Tour Guide, Umoja (Unity), WRLA (Radio), Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Community Service,
Consortium (Literary Magazine),
Cultural Coffeehouse,
Environmental Club,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Judiciary Board,
Lawrence Academy Spectrum (Newspaper),
Multicultural Association,
Peer Counseling,
Performing Artists Series,
Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction,
SLACS (a co-ed acapella group),
Spring One Act Play Festival,
Student Government,
Technical Theater,
Young Republicans,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Groton School (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Country Day School Of The Holy Union (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Country Day School Of The Holy Union (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Groton
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    0.2 miles
    14 Main Street
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978)448-5646
    0.2PK-8
    223
  • Groton
    Groton Community School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 147 students
    0.7 miles
    110 Boston Rd
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978)448-6179
    0.7PK-KG
    147
  • Groton
    Seven Hills At Groton
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 22 students
    0.8 miles
    22 Hillside Ave
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978)448-3388
    0.8PK
    22
  • Groton
    Grades: PK-K | 20 students
    1.6 miles
    20 Joy Ln
    Groton, MA 01450
    (978)448-9411
    1.6PK-K
    20
  • Devens
    Oxbow Schoolhouse
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-6
    3.9 miles
    270 Barnum Rd
    Devens, MA 01434
    (978)772-9500
    3.91-6
    n/a

School Reviews

My son is at Lawrence and we couldn''t be happier. Very supportive environment, caring teachers and accepting student body. My son is not involved in sports at all, is a member of the computer club but has still found friends and acceptance at this school. Very helpful advisors and rigorous academic program.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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