Most surprising when you first arrived: How big the dorm rooms are (especially in Upper School)!
Favorite class: I like the discussion-centered nature of English class. It’s interesting to analyze the varying writing styles and hear interpretations from many different personalities.
Groton activities: Musical theater, debate, Circle Voice (student newspaper), Choir, tennis
Most memorable Groton moment: Winter term was long gone, but we were still plagued by snow and unrelenting cold weather. One Thursday, however, the sun was out and all of the snow had melted; it felt like the first real spring day! My friends and I went out on the Circle and threw a Frisbee around for a while. Then, two of us sat in some comfortable chairs on a lawn overlooking the Circle and watched the sun set as he played an instrument that was a hybrid of a banjo and a guitar.
Favorite Dining Hall food: French dip sandwiches
Favorite Surprise Holiday: On my Third Form spring Surprise Holiday, a couple of my friends and I went on a food crawl through Cambridge, trying many of the local restaurants—we had three lunches that day! Stomachs full, we finished the day by visiting a record store.
- Late winter isn’t the best time of year on campus by any measure. It certainly isn’t the most attractive one; the Circle sheds its snow-blanketed appearance in favor of one more resembling the later stages of male-pattern baldness, with little … Read More
- If Groton students were to draw up lists of their most-awaited holidays, I’d bet good money that Surprise Holiday would end up somewhere in the top three. Once per term, the headmaster, working with the deans and senior prefects, chooses … Read More
- Whenever someone asks about the best dining options around school, the names of perennial Groton heavyweights Gibbet Hill and Filho’s Cucina are thrown around. While they do serve excellent food, they aren’t particularly accessible to a student whose only methods … Read More
- “You left California’s weather to come here?” I was first asked that question on my Revisit Day, and I’ve heard it many times since—the answer is always an enthusiastic “yes.” Most people like California’s perpetual sunny weather, but I’ve always preferred New … Read More