Campus Safety & Security

In order for each and every Lawrence Academy student to learn, live, and grow to their full potential, it is imperative that we provide a healthy and safe environment in which to do so. Therefore, students’ health and safety — as well that of our faculty, staff, and campus guests and visitors — is the top priority of our campus community.
Lawrence Academy was one of the first schools in Massachusetts to receive a First Team Safe Sports School designation. Led by Director of Campus Safety Frank Mastrangelo, a part-time patrolman for the Groton Police Department, Lawrence Academy’s adult community members, from administrators to athletic coaches, are well-versed in the latest trends in sports medicine, law enforcement, and student health and safety. CPR and concussion training is required.
The entire Lawrence Academy community also regularly participates in fire and crisis drills. While the LA campus as a whole is open, various key spaces are locked and only accessible by key fob, and classroom doors remain locked while classes are in session. Two dozen AEDs, as well as epinephrine injectors, are placed throughout campus. Flashing crosswalk signals keep students safe when they venture off campus and into downtown Groton as well.

Additionally, (as mentioned above) the Health and Counseling Center is staffed by a doctor, nurses, psychologists, and other health care providers. Health Center staff are available to students each school day and are on-call at all other times, ensuring that adequate medical attention, health education, and resources are available to everyone in the Lawrence Academy community. Having positive, effective working relationships with local law enforcement officials is also critical to the health and safety of the school community.

Emergency Preparedness & Initiatives

"I want to do what I can to provide the highest level of care in any emergency. It's the worst time to have to deal with something from a parent perspective, from a student perspective, from anyone - when something happens, you want someone to be there quickly to help you get through that crisis, no matter what it is - that's my goal. That's why we're prepared to handle situations like that."
Frank Mastrangelo, Director of Campus Safety and Security

As Lawrence Academy is part of the Groton, Mass., community, we maintain close working relationships with the Groton Police Department, Groton Fire Department, and local EMTs, all of whom assist in on-campus safety drills and crisis training exercises.