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"The Light Shines for All."

Lawrence Academy recognizes you for who you are and inspires you to take responsibility for who you want to become.


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Thank you for your interest in applying to Lawrence Academy! If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to call us at (978) 448-1530 or email the Admissions Office.

1. Inquire

Complete and submit the online inquiry form.

2. Tour & Interview

Come visit Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA to better acquaint yourself with our school and community. Our campus is open in the summer, fall, and winter for prospective families. Schedule a campus tour and interview.

3. Register for SSAT

Register online for the October, November, December, or January SSAT by visiting Information may be obtained on their website for test center locations, specified test dates, and additional information regarding the standardized test. For more information, you can call SSAT at (609) 683-4440. Our SSAT score reporting code is 4552.

For Grade 11 applicants, the PSAT, SAT and ACT are accepted at Lawrence Academy.

4. Apply

LA Application Through FinalsiteApplyApplication deadline is January 15 for all candidates. A completed application requires the submission of the following items:

  • Candidate Profile
  • Essays
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation
  • Gateway to Prep SchoolsCurrent Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Guidance Counselor/Principal Recommendation
  • School Transcript – Current & Previous Academic Year

Additionally, any supplemental letters of recommendation may be uploaded directly to the candidate's profile (there is no standardized format).

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Lawrence Academy also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO) provided by SSAT and the Gateway to Prep Schools Application.

Families are able to track application status via the Admissions Portal.

5. Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be posted on March 10.

6. Revisit & Enroll

Lawrence Academy will host Revisit Days for accepted students on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6. Your signed reservation agreement and tuition deposit are due by Tuesday, April 10.

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