Groton School Peabody Press September 2014
Welcome, & Welcome Back

The Circle buzzed with activity on Sunday, September 7, as both new and returning students arrived and moved into their dorms.

For the 2014-15 School year, Groton welcomes 99 new students from 19 U.S. states and 10 countries. Twenty-seven join as Second Former (eighth graders), 60 as Third Formers, nine as Fourth Formers, and three as Fifth or Sixth Formers.

New international students traveled to Groton from Botswana, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, and Thailand. Of Groton's new students, 85 are boarders are 14 are day students. Seventeen have siblings who are either Groton students or graduates. continued

More News

Two Groton Grads Row for U.S. in World Championship

Groton Student Plays for USA in Women’s Baseball Tournament

New Student Bloggers

A new group of Groton students have blogged about their summer experiences and reflections on the start of a new school year. We hope you'll follow these bloggers throughout the year as they share their Zebra Tales!

Jack '17
Anna '16
Rose '16
Malik '15
Piper '17
Will '15
Lilias '18

Read the latest Zebra Tales!

Groton Trivia

As part of the Schoolhouse Project, geothermal wells were installed 500 feet in the ground underneath the Circle to make the Schoolhouse more energy-efficient.

How many geothermal wells are now under the Circle?

The winner, chosen at random from correct entries, will receive a Groton T-shirt. Submit your answer here.

Support Groton School

Your gift to the Annual Fund enriches our community, making a Groton education possible for today's students.
Please support the 2015 Annual Fund.

Ann Emerson

This Sunday, September 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a reception in the Dillon Art Center to honor the life of Ann Emerson, her long teaching career in the Art Center, her work as an artist, and her many contributions to the Groton School community. There will be opportunities for spoken and written tributes. Ann passed away on August 26, after surrendering to pancreatic cancer.


September 11, 2014
Gammons Concert Series

September 11, 2014
de Menil Gallery
Fall exhibit opens

September 14, 2014
Memorial Reception
for Ann Emerson

September 15, 2014
Brodigan Gallery
Fall exhibit opens

October 10-13, 2014
Fall Long Weekend

October 17-19, 2014
Parents Weekend

October 28, 2014
Boston Reception

More Calendar Information

During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Test your knowledge with questions from 1979:

1. Where would a croupier work?

2. What was the name of a famous mathematician and scientist who claimed: "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the world."

3. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?

4. ______ was the planet on which Superman was supposedly born.

5. Gratuity is a fancy word for a(n) ____?

View Correct Answers

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