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Groton Private School

Address: 282 Farmers Row, Groton, MA 01450, USA
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Description Groton Private School

  • Location: Groton, Massachusetts, USA
  • Founded: in 1884
  • Students age: 7-18 years
  • Total number of students: 370 people (325 at the hostel)
  • Accommodation type: residence (boarding house)
  • Type of study: joint (Mixed) - girls and boys approximately fifty-fifty
  • Training programs: high school and high school (US High School Diploma)
  • Language of instruction: English.

One of the best American boarding schools - Groton School (Private School Groton School) - was founded in 1884 by the episcopal priest Endicott Peabody and his wife. Initially, the school under the leadership of Mr. Peabody was intended only for boys, girls could enter the programs only in the fall of 1975. The school was able to open with the help of James and Prescott Lawrence, who donated land for the campus, and the Roosevelt family helped significantly, including Theodore Roosevelt himself (26th president of the United States of America).

Today, the school trains approximately 370 people (boys and girls equally) and remains a small, chambered institution where everyone knows each other by name and in person, always ready to help And give valuable advice.

The school still adheres to traditional Christian values But here representatives of any confession or religion can study: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist services are held regularly.

Curriculum and The academic program is aimed at a deep, thorough study of subjects and effective preparation of students for admission to selected universities. And the compulsory subjects - intensity of courses, thematic coverage, balance - and a rich choice of electives give children the opportunity to develop both personal and academic skills. Students learn to think, think analytically and critically, find relationships between objects and rank information, become more responsible, educated, purposeful.

The school has adopted a mentoring system and advisers - but every student at any time can ask for help or advice from absolutely any employee or teacher. In the first year, a personal counselor is assigned to the student: he is selected from among experienced, qualified teachers, and the student can choose his own mentor. The mentor keeps in touch with teachers, parents and guardians, helps the student to solve any emerging issues and problems, participates with him in school life and activities, plans weekends and even vacations, composes a curriculum and helps select subjects for study. Each counselor can have no more than 5-7 students - so you can count on a really individual approach that takes into account all unique wishes and needs.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Groton Private School

Program name
from 29 130 $ / semester

Middle Classes

8-9 classes of training include classes in a variety of subjects covering virtually all areas of science and knowledge:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(Spanish, Chinese, French)
  • Classical Latin
  • Art and Creativity
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences: chemistry, biology, physics
  • Ecology
  • The history of classical civilizations (Life of ancient people, sacred texts, etc.).

With age, the depth and thoroughness of the study increases. For example, in the 9th grade children instead of the general course of natural sciences study various branches of biology: molecular, cellular, biology of the organism, evolutionary, ecology, etc.

The cost of training at Groton School is $ 63,300 for the academic year.

from 29 130 $ / semester


In the 10th to 12th grade, each student must determine for themselves a minimum of 5 top-priority subject courses. The successful completion of a school is the earning of a certain number of educational credits, or credit units: they must be at least 45 in the aggregate of all subjects.

Usually students choose up to 6 courses per semester; Most of the subjects last 1 academic year (2 semesters) and gives the opportunity to earn up to 3 credits. For a short course (semester), you can earn 1 credit on one subject.

The list of available specialties for selection is very wide:

  • English
  • English literature
  • History
  • Art
  • Modern foreign language as a second language
  • Natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
  • Classic languages ​​(Greek, Latin)
  • Modern foreign language
  • History of the USA
  • Mathematics + trigonometry.

Some specialties can be studied at a more complex, in-depth level of AP (Advanced Placement) - for example, calculus, US history, English. This is an excellent opportunity for students who plan to enter universities and higher education (in the US it is not mandatory).

The cost of training at Groton School is $ 63,300 for the academic year.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school has 17 residences to accommodate its students - the vast majority of students (325 out of 370 people) live on the campus all the time. All houses are divided by age and sex of students. Until now, the historical tradition has come to end each day with a handshake: this tradition was introduced by Mrs. Peabody, the first rector of the school, who every day wished every student a good night. Today, a handshake is a healthy, respectful atmosphere and a sense of community.

  • The residence for young pupils (elementary school) differs in its layout: children spend most of the time together in a single collective (but they can always use private, personal rest areas if they want)
  • Homes for high school and high school students are designed for 15-23 people each. The rooms accommodate 1-3 people (traditionally single bedrooms are given to graduates), to the services of students - spacious, cozy common living rooms with soft furniture, fireplaces, small student kitchen.

Together with the children, the teachers and staff of the school live together with their families in the residences. Adult employees participate in school life on an equal basis with students: organize and conduct activities, monitor cleanliness, order and discipline.

Senior students Is given a greater degree of autonomy and personal freedom: it is believed that they can better prepare for college or university, where they will require a high level of self-organization and self-discipline.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, Chinese, Classical civilization, Computers, English, ethics, French, history, maths, music, Natural Sciences, Religious studies, Spanish

Events Groton Private School

Studying in his free time with art and creativity, students have the opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas, show their talents and abilities - and perhaps determine the direction of their future career! Appropriate training programs are available to students of any age and level - even if you have never studied, say, painting and did not play a musical instrument, there is a suitable training course for you. In total, high school students should receive at least 3 educational credits in the direction of "Arts" in order to earn a diploma of secondary education.

Academic subject, the lessons that can be attended during the main academic hours, is music - playing musical instruments, singing solo or in a choir, playing in one of the many musical ensembles or performing solo. For example, a school choir is one of the most advanced groups among all New England schools: choristers perform every Sunday in the local chapel and give 2 big concerts every year. The repertoire, it should be noted, is quite diverse: both classical church compositions and hymns, and contemporary works of Western and world music. All musical lessons are conducted by experienced, qualified teachers, not only classical instruments (violin, guitar, piano), but also organ, banjo, bagpipes, harpsichord and others. For a one-year course in music mastery, you can earn 1 educational credit: you need to participate in school concerts and speeches, and submit your examination final to the jury.

Dramatic art is also among the priorities of students. Students of the drama studio get acquainted with a variety of theatrical styles, acting techniques and techniques, the best dramatic works since the era of ancient Greece. There is an opportunity to take individual lessons, write and put on your plays, attend interesting master classes and lectures of invited teachers of acting and professional actors.

There is an opportunity to engage in visual arts - painting, graphics, ceramics and others. For the exposure of the most successful works, the Dillon Art Center studios are used. In class, students learn to work with light and color, study composition, ancient and modern trends and techniques, study the art of the Renaissance, consider the relationship of art with other sciences (natural cycle, mathematics, literature, music, modern technology, history). ### 7 ######

The fine course of traditional digital photography deserves mentioning - it can also be visited by students of any level of training and experience.

Choreographic studio conducts classes in technique, performance, various kinds of choreography (jazz and jazz-modern, ballets, the fundamentals of movements and Rhythm, modern choreography and contemporary dance, hip-hop) - the number of lessons can reach 5 lessons per week. Improvisations are mandatory, experimental performances are arranged, annual performances (usually in the autumn and in the spring), musicals and whole programs are put together with pupils of other schools.

Groton School offers its students to master the complex craft of woodcarving and design - for this, professional masters work on the campus, there are modern equipment and tools (manual and electric, including for working with mahogany). ### 13 ######

Much attention is paid to sports as well - it helps to develop In students the ability to work in a team, responsibility, endurance, leadership qualities and perseverance, hardness of character:

  • lacrosse
  • cross country run
  • athletics
  • squash
  • field hockey
  • hockey On the ice
  • American football
  • basketball
  • tennis
  • football (soccer)
  • rowing
  • baseball.

Equipment Groton Private School

The school campus is located 35 miles from Boston, in the north-west of Massachusetts (you can drive to the big city in less than an hour).

School is rightly proud of its first-class sports infrastructure:

  • Huge Athletic Center, built in 1998, with a total area of ​​23225 square meters
  • 12 squash courts for the international standard
  • 8 tennis courts (indoor, in the Athletic Center)
  • Open soccer field
  • 2 ice rink
  • Swimming pool (25 meters, 4 tracks)
  • 3 basketball courts
  • American Football Field
  • An open field for hockey on the grass
  • Own boathouse
  • Modern and spacious changing rooms, companion rooms
  • 10 tennis courts Outdoors
  • Lacrosse area
  • 2 open baseball fields.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at Groton School is $ 63,300 per academic year. The specified price already includes:

  • Training on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (school residence, full board)
  • 24-hour child care and full security guarantee
  • Medical insurance, Necessity
  • Regular reports for parents, progress check
  • Leisure and sightseeing, entertainment programs.

The price is not included and is paid additionally:

  • R Registration fee = 100 $
  • Examination Boards
  • Tuition fee = 21100 $
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Flights in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory health insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, transfer Certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 USD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 21100 USD
  • Study materials 600 USD
  • Laundry service 1100 USD
  • Other 500 USD
  • Medical insurance 400 USD
  • Pocket money 600 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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