As much as it seems a possibility, Saint Grottlesex is not a Saint. Rather it is a portmanteau of the names of five highly prestigious New England private schools: St. Mark’s in Southborough, MA, St. Paul’s in Concord, NH, and St. George’s in Newport, RI along with Groton in Groton, MA and Middlesex in Concord, MA. Middlesex is non-denominational. The others are affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Historically, these schools have placed graduates into the most prestigious universities in the country, and they continue to do so. You will find graduates of the Saint Grottlesex schools in Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and Stanford, as well as many others. Graduates of these private undergraduate schools have gone, and continue to go on, to high-level careers in business, government, journalism, sports, and the arts. Some of the more famous graduates include John Kerry former Senator and Secretary of State, Ben Bradlee executive editor of the Washington Post, Ogden Nash poet, Franklin Roosevelt the 32nd President, and Steve Carell award-winning actor.
Although all of the schools were founded well over 100 years ago, they have continuously provided a first-rate academic program. The current curriculum includes an average of 17 Advanced Placement courses, as well as top-notch athletic facilities, and a wide range of extracurricular activities. As you might expect the Saint Grottlesex schools have changed with the times. In the past, they had a reputation of serving white upper-class males. However, although they carry on many traditions of the past, they are now all coed, they offer generous financial aid to exceptional underprivileged, and the student body averages over 30% students of color.
The class size at these institutions is small. With the number of students per school averaging less than 400, students are guaranteed personal attention. The average student/faculty ratio is 5 to 1. That means that there is much personal interaction between faculty and students. It allows the students to be very interactive in the classroom.
Based on the past performance of these schools. Any student accepted will have a head start on a good postgraduate education and a successful career.