International Student Life

Groton, Massachusetts, might feel like a long way from home. But, at Lawrence Academy, you'll receive the same support and care you do with your family.

Lawrence Academy’s motto is Omnibus Lucet which means “The light shines for all.” Our mission is to recognize each student for who they are, support and challenge them as they take responsibility for who they want to become, and empower them to take action for the greater good. Here on campus, we value the different cultures, beliefs, and points of view that our international students bring to our hillside. It’s these differences that make LA’s community unique and diverse. We hope to simultaneously open the doors to them while they help open doors to the rest of the world for all our students.

International students are vital members of our community who bring diverse traditions and backgrounds to the table. During their time at LA, International students will be able to connect with students who share their culture and gain knowledge of American culture as well. They will also make strong connections with other international students going through the same experience. LA’s goal is to provide social and academic support to international students and their families to help them succeed in and out of the classroom at Lawrence Academy.

Why our International Students Love LA

Special Activities for our International Students

Lawrence Academy offers several gatherings and trips throughout the year for International students to learn about American culture while also connecting with other students who are going through the same experience. Activities can range from bowling and ski trips to attending Boston Celtics, Bruins or Red Sox games, and even dinners out together learning about each other's culture through food. Click through the photos below to see some of the activities for our International Students.

How LA Supports International Students


Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about International Student Life at Lawrence Academy.

Director of International Student Programming Katy Svec:

I-20 Coordinator Rhonda Collins:

Helpful Contacts

Rhonda Collins

Rhonda Collins

Sr. Manager of Admissions and Enrollment Operations, I-20 Coordinator

College Counseling

The ultimate goal is to ensure that LA graduates matriculate at colleges and universities that reflect their unique priorities, personalities, and academic and career goals. Learn more about College Counseling at Lawrence Academy by clicking here.

From Arts to Athletics

Whether your child is interested in the arts or athletics or both, Lawrence Academy has a breadth of opportunities in both areas for our students to try. It doesn't matter if you've never acted before or you're number one sport is soccer - all skill levels are welcome to participate at LA. Click here to learn more about our arts program and here to learn more about our athletic program.