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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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Winterim and Experiential Learning

Today, we're thrilled to present a *Guide Post* by Josh White '24. This senior Spartan Leader and head tour guide created a video about Winterim - a two-week experiential (read that as "hands-on") learning program held annually in March.

Support at LA: Advisory & Small Classes

Today’s post is a video by Molly Davidson '25 who talks about the advisor program, small class sizes, and how everyone on campus is here to support you along your LA journey.

LA to Me

Having nearly completed four years at LA, I can easily say we have a welcoming and loving community.

Join Us for Community Conversations

The Community Conversations and Discussions series promotes dialogue among students, faculty, and staff on various topics. The program, open to all adult community members, provides a platform for the LA community members to engage in meaningful conversations about issues that affect them and the world around them.

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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