Groton School

Groton School (1884-  ) is a prestigious, Episcopal, college preparatory boarding school located in the city of Groton, in far northern Massachusetts. It was founded in 1884 by the Rev. Endicott Peabody who served as headmaster until 1940. His emphasis on duty to others meant that and he and his faculty trained Groton students for lives of public service. Many Roosevelts attended Groton, including Theodore Roosevelt’s four sons and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Groton did not become co-educational until 1975. When the Roosevelt boys matriculated, Groton student life was austere and disciplined. The headmaster was a subscriber to the philosophy of “muscular Christianity” which stressed vigorous athletics and self-restraint for boys, to help them grow into honorable, selfless, and upright men.