Academic Services

Groton School's Academic Services Office is available for students who need help with study, organizational, or time-management skills.
Identifying learning challenges early, and addressing them, is important to academic success at Groton. Parents should contact Director of Academic Services Kate Dennison prior to a new student's arrival if differences or disabilities have been identified. If a concern first arises at Groton, the student will be referred, most commonly by a teacher or advisor, to the Academic Services Office, which will assess the situation, lend support as needed, and monitor the student's progress.

The office may recommend neuro-psychological testing to be fully aware of a student's learning style, strengths, weaknesses, or challenges. If testing seems appropriate, the director of Academic Services will contact the student's parents and help connect them with an independent educational psychologist. Testing can provide a clear set of recommendations to the student, family, and the school.

In accordance with the findings of an evaluation, the director will implement recommendations and/or special accommodations, within the limits of the school's curriculum and resources. There are no separate courses of study for students with disabilities or learning differences.


Peers who are accomplished in a discipline often can offer just the helpful boost needed. The Academic Services Office maintains a list of peer tutors in a variety of courses. Teachers or advisors sometimes suggest that students take advantage of this resource, and students themselves also can request peer tutors.
Because Groton is a residential school and teachers are readily available for extra help outside of class, the school does not support the use of outside tutors, except during vacations at home.