赌博软件, one of the oldest independent schools in the United States, was founded in 1793.

3月26日, 1792, leading citizens of 格罗顿 and the Board of Selectmen signed a subscription list to found an academy. The following year, 格罗顿 学院 was incorporated when John Hancock signed the first charter. Thus began the story of an independent, co-educational school typical of its day. 在接下来的75年里, 在学院派运动的鼎盛时期, the school not only changed its name to 赌博软件, in honor of generous bequests by brothers Amos and William 劳伦斯, 但也享有盛名, 地方和全国, for providing education of high quality to a diverse constituency of college-bound students.
During the closing decades of the nineteenth century, 然而, enrollment slowly declined. Competition came from the increasing number of free high schools that served the needs of the growing population as well as from the growth of single-sex and church-affiliated schools catering to the needs of a wealthier clientele. 大多数“学院”都消失了, 被他们的城镇吸收为高中, or were converted into more specialized schools. 为了生存, 劳伦斯关闭了一年, 1900年作为一个非宗派组织重新开放, 男孩的预备学校. The restructured 学院 did not quickly prosper, 然而, and might well have closed were it not for a large sum of money willed by a caring benefactor, Dr. 塞缪尔•阿博特绿色. He was not only an alumnus and the nephew of Amos and William 劳伦斯, but a trustee and the grandson of one of the 学院’s founders, 塞缪尔•劳伦斯.
From 1923 to 1958, under the leadership of Fred C. 灰色的, 学校逐渐扩大, 主要是通过提供低年级学生, 老年人, and post-graduates with a sound pre-college program. 在50年代末和60年代, with Arthur Ferguson as headmaster and Norman Grant as the prototypical all-around boarding school master, the school enjoyed a period of significant growth in both the number of underclassmen and in physical resources. The curriculum and athletic program were also updated to meet the needs of the day.


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1969年,本杰明D. 威廉斯三世担任校长, the school had developed a fine plant and begun to accrue a modest endowment. In 1971, 赌博软件 reclaimed a part of its earlier heritage, 再次向女学生敞开大门. It quickly achieved approximately the same male-female and boarding-day ratios that it had enjoyed during its nineteenth-century heyday, although both the student body 和教师 were much larger. The 1970s saw major programmatic and curricular changes as well as increased stability of 教师 and 工作人员. 校长, 受托人, and 教师 sought to develop a program that was distinctive and spoke to the educational needs and market of the time. Winterim and 劳伦斯 II (now known as the Independent Immersion Program, or IIP) evolved; elective courses and independent study appeared. 劳伦斯加入了独立学校联盟, and the school made a strong commitment to the arts both as part of the curriculum and as afternoon activities.

"It's our responsibility as a school to take you seriously to see you in all your dimensions to recognize you even for more than you are right now."
Dan Scheibe,校长
整个20世纪80年代,随着史蒂文. 威廉姆斯, the school increased its commitment to diversity with a formal program for international students and a growing awareness of multicultural issues. 1986年的一项长期计划确定了艺术, 手机赌博软件, 用餐设施是最重要的, and an $8 million capital campaign led to the Stone Athletic Center, 威廉姆斯艺术中心, 餐厅也有了很大的改善. - 劳伦斯 marked its bicentenary in the 1992-1993 school year with an original musical play, 烟花, and a celebration that brought together the largest-ever gathering of LA students, 父母, 教师, 工作人员, 和校友. The school celebrated its history with displays of photographs and memorabilia (though much had been lost in a 1956 fire), 和道格拉斯. Frank '68出版了校史. The 父母’ Association became a strong source of both support and involvement, 并扩大了开发人员, there were renewed efforts to involve alumni of all ages in the life of the school.


Over the last twenty years, through the terms of Heads of School Steven L. 哈恩,D. Scott Wiggins, Interim Head Gregory Foster, and current Head R. 丹尼尔·麦克尔, 赌博软件 has continued to advance both the academic 项目 and the physical plant of the school. A tradition of academic excellence continues to be a hallmark of a 赌博软件 education, 和教师, forever seeking new approaches and drawing on new materials, are as committed to their own professional development as they are to investing in the success of all of their students.
A complete history of 赌博软件 was published in September 1992, 当学校开始二百周年校庆时. Researched and written by Douglas Frank ’68 and based in part upon the research and work of former 教师 member Alan Whipple, the book is a fitting tribute to the school and the people who have been part of it.


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