Groton Community School

  • Groton Community School is an early childhood center committed to interacting with each child as a unique individual and is dedicated to giving each child and his/her family the most positive first school experience.
  • Our programs are designed to offer children opportunities to explore and discover their world.
  • We believe children learn best through hands-on experiences that welcome self-expression and creative thinking.
  • We work to provide an environment in which children are able to make real choices in an atmosphere of acceptance and cooperation.
  • We help children attain success in intellectual, creative, and social endeavors while always being aware of their need for love, belonging, guidance, and respect.
  • An emphasis is placed on fostering independence while gaining social skills, providing a language-rich environment, and recognizing the importance of physical development.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students147 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeGroton Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Groton
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    0.5 miles
    14 Main Street
    Groton, MA 01450
  • Groton
    Grades: 9-12 | 392 students
    0.5 miles
    Po Box 992, 44 Main Street
    Groton, MA 01450
  • Groton
    Seven Hills At Groton
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 22 students
    1.4 miles
    22 Hillside Ave
    Groton, MA 01450
  • Groton
    Children's Center At Groton
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 49 students
    1.6 miles
    20 Joy Ln
    Groton, MA 01450
  • Devens
    Oxbow Schoolhouse
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-6
    4.6 miles
    270 Barnum Rd
    Devens, MA 01434

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  5/15/2017
GCS was the best decision for our children. They were excited to go to school everyday and the staff was warm, welcoming, knowledgable and skilled in providing interesting, relevant and unique lessons, activities and play opportunities. As a parent, I knew they were well taken care of, loved and happy each and every day. I highly recommend GCS for any preschool, pre-K or K child.
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5  5/13/2017
Amazing staff and teachers. The classroom is always evolving with new topics and new programs to engage my son. He truly loves the school and wakes up excited every day to meet his teachers and friends.
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5  5/13/2017
Groton Community School has exceeded all my expectations. My son (4 years old) was ecstatic to attend the toddler program last year and is thriving in the preschool program this year. I am repeatedly amazed when he comes home to share not just the facts he has learned but the concepts of caring for each other, being kind and being a good friend. We look forward to 2 more years of school and summer camp!
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5  5/12/2017
My son loves GCS! He looks forward to going to school each morning and has come such a long way since starting there. Teachers and staff are wonderful!
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5  4/10/2017
When my family relocated from another town, I thoroughly searched for a school that I believed would give my children a high quality, lovng, innovative early childhood experience. We are so happy that we found GCS. The school is accreditated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and meets the high standards of the accreditation exceptionally well in an exceptionally well balanced way. The teachers and staff are educated and highly experienced, creating a strong foundation of staff longevity at the school.
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5  5/17/2016
I can not say enough about Groton Community School!! When looking into preschools for my son, my search abruptly stopped as soon as I walked into GCS. The teachers and staff have created such a warm and welcoming environment that it didn't even compare to other schools. My son absolutely loves going each school day and my husband and I love knowing he is at such a wonderful place where he can play, learn and build such a positive foundation for all his schooling ahead! I highly recommend Groton Community School!
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5  5/17/2016
Groton Community School has surpassed our expectations! Our children have attended the Camp Kaleidoscope summer program in addition to the school year programs. The environment is nurturing and educational; the staff is focused on the well being and growth of every child who walks in the door. I walk away knowing my children are in very loving hands that I can trust unconditionally. My third little one will be attending the toddler program when he's old enough to gain exposure to all GSC has to offer for his preschool/pre-K needs! Check out the school website for more information and pictures of the building and grounds (the outdoor space/playground is awesome!).
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5  7/24/2015
We have been so happy at Groton Community School for the past 4 years. Both my kids love going every morning and sometimes are a little sad on Saturdays when it is a non school day. The teachers are wonderful and engaging. Such a fantastic environment for little ones.
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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $15,967 for elementary schools and $34,902 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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