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Welcome to Lawrence Academy

Lawrence Academy provides approximately 400 students in grades 9 to 12 with a college-preparatory curriculum that ensures individual attention and fosters personal growth. Established in 1793, LA enjoys its heritage as one of the oldest independent schools in the country while embracing a contemporary student-centered approach that supports its mission.

A Bird's Eye View of the Campus

Lawrence Academy is situated on a 140-acre campus in the center of Groton, Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston.

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What makes Lawrence Academy




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The College Counseling Process at LA

While many students will not officially meet with their college counselor until junior year, most of us already know them as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, and advisors. The fact that our counselors are more than just college experts is extremely helpful when working on a list of prospective colleges.

Leadership Opportunities at LA
Here at Lawrence Academy, I am a part of the Elm tree society, JV volleyball, the theater program, and a leader of Club 1899. Today, I have been given the opportunity to talk about leadership opportunities for students at LA.


Learning Support  at Lawrence Academy
As a student at Lawrence Academy, I have been a part of the learning coaching program since the beginning of my freshman year and continue to be part of the program.

Advisory Program

Advisory with Mrs. Schulze.

The advisory system is at the heart of the Lawrence Academy experience.

Advisory groups are much more than a required daily check-in: they’re close-knit units where students should gain confidence and inspiration, and feel safe to share both triumphs and struggles.

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LA's Underwater Discovey Winterim is always a bit hit with students.

Embracing the idea of experiential education through Winterim.

The two-week mini-term in March is a central feature of LA’s educational program, breaking students out of their normal routines and encouraging them to open their minds, bodies, and hearts to new experiences.

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Learning Support

Recognizing that all students learn differently and have a variety of academic passions and needs.

With the aim of meeting students where they are and setting them up for success, LA offers various programs to help students work toward their full potential, both as scholars and as human beings. Students will learn to advocate for themselves, and to ask for help when they need it.

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