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Adapting Admissions in the Wake of COVID-19
April 28, 2020

Faced with the cancellations of city receptions and Revisit Day, the Admission Office discovered new ways to reach Groton’s newly admitted applicants around the world. The virtual Revisit hosts, Groton...

Students Against COVID-19

Courtesy of E. Wolfram '23
April 28, 2020

During this pandemic, Elizabeth Wolfram ’23 is wondering how her time in quarantine can be made more meaningful for her and her community: “I feel much more at ease knowing that I am doing something...

Holi at Groton: A Burst of Color

Students celebrating Holi in the Dases' backyard last spring.
March 7, 2020

Warm weather this spring will breathe green back into the grass on the Circle and pink into the flowerbeds, but the biggest explosion of color will be in the Dases' backyard: teachers Nishad Das and Sravani...

Celebrating MLK Day: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a Real American

Celebrating MLK Day: Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a Real American
February 14, 2020

On January 20, the Groton community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. Rather than attending classes, students had the opportunity to watch student performances and listen to Julie Lythcott-Haims,...

Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Circle

Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Circle
February 12, 2020

On February 4, Groton welcomed journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert. The content of Ms. Kolbert’s lecture focused primarily on the material outlined...

Kolbert & Climate Change: Circle Talk Preview

February 3, 2020

“Really waking up, and not just dreaming to ourselves that things will be O.K., has become urgent — beyond urgent, in fact... The world is in danger, and we need to act immediately to survive,”...

Elizabeth Turner Visits the Circle as Mudge Fellow

Elizabeth Turner Visits the Circle as Mudge Fellow
February 5, 2019

Each year, one outstanding artist is offered the opportunity to spend a week on campus through the Mudge Fellowship, a one-week on-campus teaching experience. During their residence, the artist has the...

Circle Talk Series Features its First “Circle Film”

Circle Talk Series Features its First “Circle Film”
February 5, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8th, members of the Groton community gathered in the Campbell Performing Arts Center to watch “In Search of Greatness,” a sports documentary that explores the role of creativity...

Celebrating MLK Jr.: Groton Welcomes Rosa Clemente

Celebrating MLK Jr.: Groton Welcomes Rosa Clemente
February 5, 2019

On January 21, Groton School honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a day designed to foster compassion, diversity in thought, and active discussion on the Circle.  In place...

Groton students and faculty at SDLC and PoCC.

Groton students and faculty at SDLC and PoCC.
December 18, 2018

Every year, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) holds a Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and People of Color Conference (PoCC) concurrently. The former is for students...

A Familiar Writer Arrives: Azar Nafisi’s Circle Talk

Azar Nafisi giving her talk.
November 10, 2018

To celebrate global perspective and diversity, Groton School held Global Education and Diversity Day on November 5th. A modified Monday schedule, the day began with Azar Nafisi’s Circle Talk, followed...

Groton Welcomes Dr. Economy

Dr. Economy at Groton
October 19, 2018

On October 8th, the Circle welcomed Dr. Elizabeth C. Economy, Ph.D. as the first Circle Talk speaker of the school year. Dr. Economy is the director for Asian studies at the Council of Foreign Relations...

Cello Quartet comes to Groton

January 27, 2017

On Sunday, January 8, the widely renowned Boston Cello Quartet came to Groton to give a concert, much to the delight of Groton residents who had come to see the performance. Director of Instrumental Music...

Honoring MLK Day

Honoring MLK Day
January 27, 2017

Every year, Martin Luther King Jr. and his rich legacy are celebrated at Groton with a weekend of activities that reflect his vision of social justice and equality. This year, community workshops, a keynote...

Groton joins Boston Women’s March

Grotonians pose for a picture in Boston Common.
January 27, 2017

In President Trump’s inauguration speech he stated, “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another… but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving...

Community explores spirituality at Thursday compline

Community explores spirituality at Thursday compline
December 14, 2016

It is with silence, rather than noise, that the service of Compline begins. Succeeded by a hymn and ending with a short prayer, the service spans only fifteen minutes. Despite the brevity of the service,...

Trinity and tradition: Pyne speaker visits Circle

Trinity and tradition: Pyne speaker visits Circle
December 14, 2016

Every year, Groton hosts a Percy and Eben Pyne Speaker, a tradition that started in 1999 in order to bring guest speakers to Groton who exemplify moral courage, concern for humanity, and living conscience....

Dr. Kriner Gives a Circle Talk

Dr. Kriner Gives a Circle Talk
October 21, 2016

In this of all years, it’s difficult to find an academic understanding of political campaigns and voter behavior –– the overwhelming majority of pundits have been proven wrong time and time again...

Filmmaker Holly Gordon ‘89 revisits campus

Filmmaker Holly Gordon ‘89 revisits campus
October 20, 2016

As the train horn sounded and the steel wheels came to a halt, Holly Gordon ‘89 listened to David, a Chinese government-sanctioned tour guide, share his truth. His truth was the story of Communist China,...

Cindy Pierce Visits The Circle

Cindy Pierce Visits The Circle
October 20, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, Ms. Cindy Pierce, a speaker, author, and educator, visited the Circle to speak to the entire student body on the topic of social pressure regarding sexuality and technology. Ms....

Prize Day 2016

The graduating class of 2015 gathers next to the chapel on last year’s Prize Day.
Hats Off to the Graduating Sixth Form
June 5, 2016

Prize Day--a day that the Seniors have been looking forward to since the start of their Groton careers. After a gruesome Fall filled with college applications, a cold and dark Winter, and Spring filled...

Top Journalists Visit the Circle

Students chat with the journalists about media and politics following the all-school lecture.
May 13, 2016

As Obama pointed out at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, journalism is a “dogged pursuit”— a job that aims to disclose transparent information to the public. It’s also a business:...

Upcoming Day of Service

Jamie Jiang '18 volunteers at Rivercourt Residences.
May 13, 2016

Grotonians will soon have another chance to exemplify our school motto. The first Community Day of Service in 2016 will take place on Saturday, May 14. The Day of Service, as usual, will be organized...

2016 REJOICE Gospelfest Held at Groton

Students sing at the 15th annual REJOICE Gospelfest.
April 22, 2016

On April 2, Groton hosted the 15th Annual REJOICE Gospelfest, welcoming gospel choirs from the Greater Boston area for gospel workshops that culminate in a concert. Since the event’s inception in 2002...

Wes Moore Visits the Circle

Author Wes Moore engages the school during his lecture.
February 9, 2016

In 2013, author Wes Moore introduced himself to the Groton community through his bestselling book The Other Wes Moore, the 2013 allschool read. In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year,...

MLK Day Activities

February 9, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Groton community spent the weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his mission. On Monday morning, two outside speakers visited our campus. In chapel,...

When Dr. King Visited the Circle

February 9, 2016
"America is essentially a dream. A dream yet unfulfilled."

Speeches and Spring Rolls: Global Education Day at Groton

Cambodian human-rights activist Loung Ung visits Groton.
October 31, 2015

On Tuesday, October 15th, Groton celebrated its second annual Global Education Day. The first day (in the 2014 to 2015 school year), was originally created as a way to promote cultural awareness and expose...

Understanding the Middle East

President of American University of Cairo and Middle East expert Lisa Anderson (right), invited by Victoria Wabha ’17 (left), speaks on the Circle.
October 31, 2015

In the first week of October, Victoria Wahba ‘17 sent out an all-school email inviting students and faculty to come to the Forum to hear “the President of the American University of Cairo . . . speak...

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