Overview

Lawrence Academy, a coeducational independent boarding school for grades 9 through 12, is located in Groton, Massachusetts -- just 35 miles from Boston. Our mission focuses on recognizing students for who they are and inspiring them to take responsibility for who they want to become. Our community welcomes just over 400 boarding and day students to our campus and prides itself on a warm, welcoming, and compassionate culture. Individualized learning and empowerment is a cornerstone of our program, a focus that extends beyond the classroom to athletics, the arts, clubs, community service, and experiential learning (via our Winterim program). Two key differentiating programs include our Learning Support program designed to help students acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the LA classroom and our partnership with Groton Hill Music: a world-class education and performance center on a stunning 110-acre landscape in Groton, Massachusetts. Skilled at “teaching for understanding,” faculty use innovative methods to help students learn in the way best suited for them. Each day, our Advisory system uses student interests, needs, and passions to help build pathways to individual goals and aspirations. We seek to see students grow in knowledge, confidence, and empathy, making meaningful contributions to the world once they leave our campus.
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Lawrence Academy With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A- Boarding
A- Matriculation
B+ Academics
A+ Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A Reviews
A Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Suburban
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $73,250
Day S. Tuition: $58,975
# of Students: 418
Boarding Rate: 45%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 10%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $88,517/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 65%
SAT: 1137/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#9 Duke University 1
#19 University of Notre Dame 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 Tufts University 2
#28 Wake Forest University 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
#36 Boston College 2
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Brandeis University 1
#42 Tulane University 6
#49 Lehigh University 3
#49 Northeastern University 3
#49 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 1
#49 Purdue University 1
#49 Villanova University 1
#55 University of Miami 2
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 Syracuse University 10
#63 University of Connecticut 1
#68 St. Lawrence University 2
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2
#72 Sarah Lawrence College 1
#79 American University 1
#79 North Carolina State University 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Howard University 1
LAC #17 Colgate University 1
LAC #17 Wesleyan University 1
#89 Stonehill College 1
#93 University of Denver 1
#99 University of Utah 1
#103 Clark University 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 University of Richmond 1
#111 Drew University 1
#115 Fairfield University 4
#117 University of Vermont 2
LAC #25 Bates College 1
#127 University of Dayton 1
#136 University of New Hampshire 3
LAC #30 Mount Holyoke College 1
LAC #30 Scripps College 1
#151 James Madison University 1
LAC #35 College of the Holy Cross 4
#176 University of Massachusetts Lowell 1
LAC #38 Bucknell University 2
LAC #38 Skidmore College 2
#219 Sacred Heart University 1
LAC #45 Union College 1
LAC #46 Trinity College 2
#234 Pace University 1
LAC #50 The University of the South 1
LAC #55 Centre College 1
#285 University of New England 1
Babson College 1
Bryant University 1
Coastal Carolina University 1
College of Charleston 1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Worldwide Campus 2
Endicott College 2
Franklin Pierce University 1
Jacksonville University 1
Parsons The New School for Design 1
Providence College 3
Roger Williams University 1
Saint Anselm College 1
Salve Regina University 1
Savannah College of Art and Design 1
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Sports

(Total 22)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Snowboarding
Soccer
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Snowboarding
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Mountain Biking
Squash
Skiing
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 18)
Business Club
Debate Club
Club 1899
Gender Sexuality Alliance
LA Embassy
Men’s Club
Did Jew Know (Religious Club)
The Politics Club
Umoja
Community Service Advisory Board (LA Cares & Rotary Interact Club)
Business Club
Debate Club
Club 1899
Gender Sexuality Alliance
LA Embassy
Men’s Club
Did Jew Know (Religious Club)
The Politics Club
Umoja
Community Service Advisory Board (LA Cares & Rotary Interact Club)
Environmental Sustainability Council
Rise Against Hunger (RAH)
Art for All
PAWsitive Vibes
S[Hair]
Yard Games Club
Consortium (literary magazine)
The Lawrencian (yearbook)
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Arts

(Total 45)
Acting
Band
Choreography
Dance
Piano
Theater
Animation
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Acting
Band
Choreography
Dance
Piano
Theater
Animation
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Multimedia
Music
Songwriting
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Film
Design
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1793
Campus Size: 140 acres
Boarding Rate: 45%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: SSAT, TOEFL, Duolingo
School Code:
TOEFL: 8021
SSAT: 4552

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 22)
4.7/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Recommended
Recommended
A 4.5 (20 reviews)

Frequently Ask Questions about Lawrence Academy

Tell me a bit about Lawrence Academy.
Lawrence Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1793 , and currently has about 418 students, 10.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.lacademy.edu.
Does Lawrence Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
Lawrence Academy also have 65% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Lawrence Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 14.17% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 1.88% go to top 25, and about 0.21% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Lawrence Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Lawrence Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, TOEFL for international students, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Lawrence Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Lawrence Academy in 2024 is $73,250 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admiss@lacademy.edu .
Where is Lawrence Academy located?
Lawrence Academy is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 30 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Lawrence Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Lawrence Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 53 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Lawrence Academy has been favorited by 626 users.
How to start with an application with Lawrence Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Lawrence Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Lawrence Academy’s official site: http://www.lacademy.edu or call them at 978-448-1530.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Lawrence Academy?
Yes, here are few: Groton School, Applewild School and Middlesex School.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Lawrence Academy?
The overall rating for Lawrence Academy is A-.

The section ratings of Lawrence Academy are:
A- for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A+ for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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