Lawrence Academy

  • Lawrence Academy recognizes you for who you are and inspires you to take responsibility for who you want to become.  View our Head of School's Welcome Page.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD/ADHD, Executive Functioning, ESL
Year Founded1793

Student Body

Total Students394 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeLawrence Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1230
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$62,550
Tuition NotesDay $48950
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPhil Blood
Admissions AssociateRob Olsen
Endowment Size$29 million


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Community Service, Consortium (Literary Magazine), Cultural Coffeehouse, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Environmental Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Judiciary Board, Lawrence Academy Spectrum (Newspaper), Multicultural Association, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Student Government, Tour Guide, Umoja (Unity), WRLA (Radio), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Band, LA Singers, Performing Artists Series, Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction, SLACS (a co-ed acapella group), Spring One Act Play Festival, Technical Theate

School Notes

  • Founded in 1793, Lawrence Academy is a co-educational secondary boarding and day school located in Groton, Massachusetts. The school prides itself on providing students with an opportunity to develop as individuals, while helping them to develop skills and cognitive abilities that are important during the secondary school years. Relying on their widespread use of student-centered teaching, the Lawrence Academy faculty strives to help students discover strengths, talents, and personality traits in themselves that they did not know were there. The school's advising program, with its bi-weekly comment cards, redefines how students and faculty can interact on a daily basis. The Winterim programs allow students an opportunity to participate in experiential learning activities for two weeks per year. In addition to excellent academics programs, arts programs, and competitive athletic programs, including participation in ISL athletics, the school also offers signature programs -- such as the Independent Immersion Program -- that make Lawrence Academy unique among independent schools.

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  • Groton
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    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 380 students
    5 miles
    Po Box 991
    Groton, MA 01450
    5 8-12
  • Concord
    Grades: 9-12 | 390 students
    14.7 miles
    166 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
    14.7 9-12
  • Danvers
    Grades: 6-12 | 1500 students
    31.3 miles
    72 Spring Street
    Danvers, MA 01923
    31.3 6-12
  • Milton
    Grades: K-12 | 980 students
    34.9 miles
    170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    34.9 K-12
  • Andover
    Grades: 9-12 | 1154 students
    22.3 miles
    180 Main Street
    Andover, MA 01810
    22.3 9-12

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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.
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