What Our Families Say


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“My son started at GCS in the fall and I have been extremely impressed with this school. We were a little anxious sending him during a pandemic but GCS put our minds at ease with their strict adherence to COVID protocols. I feel confident that GCS is doing everything they can to keep children, teachers, and staff healthy. Even though we need to stay distant, we feel part of the GCS family through drop-off/pick-up, zoom meetings, and all of the opportunities to gather via zoom for fun, community-building activities. We enjoyed their Winter Workshop series via zoom, but we especially loved the Community Tour scavenger hunt in the fall. It was so nice to have the opportunity to see other families (from a safe, masked distance) while exploring areas of Groton we hadn’t yet discovered. The teachers have been wonderful about regularly communicating with families via email, pictures, videos and zooms. I can feel the love they have for their jobs and the children in their classrooms. This was especially important when the school moved back to their newly renovated and expanded home on Boston Road in January. Families were able to get a tour via zoom and it’s gorgeous. We are so very grateful to have this gem right in our home town.”

“GCS is truly a hidden gem.  From the programs and teachers to general sense of community and love that resonates each and every day, our experience at GCS has been so rewarding. Not only have we seen our child grow academically, developmental and social milestones have been equally as important.  We are thankful to have a few more years at GCS with our youngest child!”

“Sending your child to school for the first time is an emotional experience.  When our oldest child started school for the first time at Groton Community School, we were excited, nervous, anxious, happy and sad, all rolled into one.  The teachers and staff at the school were welcoming and helped make the transition to school for both us and our daughter a smooth one.  GCS quickly became our home away from home and we often found our daughter at the end of each day full of laughter, excitement and new knowledge to share.  When it was our son’s turn to start school, we knew he would be welcomed into a safe, nurturing environment.  He also quickly found his “favorites” at the school, including class pets, the playground, snack-time and stories, to name a few.  GCS has given our children the gifts of confidence, knowledge, support and love.”

“We love it here at GCS!  My child is so happy and eager to be learning!  We are very glad we made the decision to come to GCS.”

“It is a true treasure to find a place outside of home where your child feels safe and secure to explore her creative and intellectual sides.  We feel lucky to have found such a place in the Groton Community School.”

0015“We are so happy with our experience at GCS.  We think the staff, curriculum and everything GCS has to offer couldn’t be better.  We are so pleased our child has such a strong beginning and have only the highest praise in all respects. We just wish the school went through all grades to ensure the best education possible.  Our heartfelt thanks to everyone at GCS!  You couldn’t be doing a better job!”

“GCS Kindergarten was the best choice we could have made for our children’s educational beginning.  It opened the doors to an exciting world of learning – the small class size, individual attention, warm and family-like atmosphere proved to be an invaluable beginning to life-long learning. Caring, dedicated teachers and staff working toward the same goal of a first-class educational experience.”

“I am extremely pleased with GCS.  My child loves coming to school and has made leaps and bounds of progress this year in many areas.  The resources you have for the children across the board are stellar!”

“I chose GCS for my first child because of recommendations, proximity and tuition, but I continued with my second child because, in addition to the aforementioned, I fell in love with the staff… Thank you!”

“We love GCS.  GCS really is everything one could want for their child’s first school experience.”


“We could not be happier with our son’s experience at GCS.  The curriculum is wonderful and each and every person who works at the school is so warm and caring.  We are so pleased with the progress our son has made and that his first school experience was so positive.  We also love Camp Kaleidoscope!  We are thrilled that our kids can experience camp in an environment that’s comfortable for them and we feel secure leaving them there.”

“This was our first year at GCS – we relocated from another town – and we were amazed at the professionalism and knowledge of the staff.  Everyone we worked with at the school was fantastic to us.  They made us feel right at home, and gave us that warm welcome and still do each day.  Everyone is wonderful…GCS is a superb school and we are so fortunate to be a part of the community.”

“We love GCS!  Our home away from home.”

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