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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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Lawrence Academy Takes NEPSAC Title

Postgame, the coach and his student-athletes said the same thing outside the victorious Lawrence Academy locker room. There was never a moment where the Spartans boys' varsity ice hockey team thought they were out of it.

VIDEO: Music at LA

Prospective students! Happy Friday. Don't miss our latest *Guide Post* featuring one of our tour guides. This week’s edition is a video coming to you from Emma Zhou '24. The junior talks about the music program at Lawrence Academy and the school's exciting new partnership with the Groton Hill Music Center.

My Academic Experience
My academic experience at LA has been incredible. In my freshman year, I took an English class called "The Journey." My teacher was Mrs. Moore; she helped me in so many ways to become a better writer. That same year, I also took a physics class with Mr. Hawgood. I have never been in a more interesting, hands-on course.
VIDEO: Support for Learning at LA

This week’s post is a video coming to you from of Annie Pendleton ’23 who talked about the Learning Support program at Lawrence Academy and how important it has been during her time on campus.

Fall Semi-formal Redux

After a two-year hiatus, on a Friday night October 14, students piled into MacNeil Lounge in glamorous dresses, sharp suits (amongst other ensembles), ready to dance.

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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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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