Inspiring Stories

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Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.

Read their stories below:

Victory and Theodore Chase, Jr. '56, P'86, '97

Whether he is studying an organism too small to be seen by the naked eye or discovering the composition of a chemical compound, Ted Chase's interest in the natural sciences began during his days watching birds in the fields and forests that surround Groton.

John ’80, P’11 and Crista Gannon ’81, P’11

Given all that Groton has done for us, it's an honor to give back through volunteer work, by supporting the Annual Fund, and by putting Groton into our wills. I see our bequest plans as another "second chance," the opportunity to give future students all that Groton has given us.

Mike Peabody ’46, P’82, GP’16

As the grandson of the School’s founder, Endicott Peabody, Mike is keenly aware of the School’s steadfast ideals, continuing generation after generation.

Andrea Picott '90

Andrea loved her time at Groton—the traditions of the School, the friends who were like family and are still close today. Now a banking executive, she credits Groton with teaching her how to master a new field like finance from scratch.

Anne Bakewell Woodward '86

I adore Groton School and am profoundly grateful for all that it taught me. My dad is a Groton alumnus and a son of a Grotonian, and he knew the value of a Groton education. However, my dad worked for the government (embodying the School's motto cui servire est regnare), which made Groton's tuition a bit out of reach. Thanks to Groton's financial aid program, I was able to attend the School.

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Groton School is recognized as one of America's top boarding schools. It prepares students in grades 8-12 for the "active work of life."