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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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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.
Teacher Support & Connection at LA

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.

What LA’s Mission Means to Me

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.

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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