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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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Latest News

2024 Graduation: "Enjoy the Reveal..."

On Friday, May 31, following the traditional "Senior Sunrise" (as witnessed on Murbach Field) and the Class of 2024's final formal group photo, Lawrence Academy held its 231st graduation exercise on "the elm tree-shaded hillside" in Groton, Massachusetts.

Traditions at LA

It’s time for a new Guide Post. Today, Kavan Daftary ’25 highlights some of his top Lawrence Academy traditions. What’s his favorite? Spoon Hunt, of course! What’s Spoon Hunt, you ask? Watch his Guide Post to find out!

International Student Experience at LA

Today’s post is by Emma Zhou ’24. She talks all about the international student experience at Lawrence Academy. Being from Singapore herself (over 9,000 miles away), she can definitely speak to the programs we offer our international students to make them feel supported while at LA.

A view of a black hole...

In a kind of coda to our work and his words about light, Head of School Dan Schiebe counterbalanced the task-oriented nature of LA’s traditional Monday assembly with some mind-blowing thoughts on black holes.

Challenging Yourself Academically at LA

Prospective students and families, it's time for our weekly Guide Post! Today’s post is by Liam MacIsaac ‘25 who talks about challenging yourself academically at LA. Liam, who is enrolled in all honors classes, speaks to how his course load has challenged him to become a better student.


Advisory Program

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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