Student-centered learning is essential to Lawrence Academy’s academic program. Our faculty teach students how to think, not what to think; throughout the year, they’re assessing students’ interests and needs, and adapting to them.
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.
Lawrence Academy is situated on a 140-acre campus in the center of Groton, Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston.
This week’s Guide Post is a video coming to you courtesy of Paloma Harker ’23 as she takes you through a “Day in the Life,” of being a boarder at Lawrence Academy.
Winterim is a two-week period in March where students are given the opportunity to pursue interests outside of the classroom.
My name is Maddie Margraf. I am a junior here at LA, and one of the reasons I chose LA was because of the support I knew it could provide me and the community and bonds I could create here.
When I first came to LA, I was unbelievably shy, like I wouldn’t talk to some family members shy. If my 8th-grade self could see me now, she would be shocked and wonderfully surprised.
You can enjoy the admissions process. We all know it can be stressful, but at Lawrence Academy we are excited to meet you and help you learn about LA.
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.
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.
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.