Forward Motion Campaign

Forward Motion Campaign



Groton Community School has deep roots in the community, growing and flourishing with the children and families that we have served for decades. Now, we are embarking on a new growth endeavor in an exciting Forward Motion Project and Capital Campaign to renovate and expand the school.  

Click to DONATE to our Forward Motion Campaign.



Our community is invited to join us in celebrating the progress made so far on our Forward Motion Project at The Groton Inn at our upcoming Community Wine Tasting and Silent Auction.  We are postponing from our original March 27th event date, and will reschedule in the near future.    

Tickets will be available online, and also at Groton Community School at 14 Main Street, Groton when a new date is set.




Click MOVING FORWARD to watch our progress!

The Moving Forward Photo Journal captures regular photos and notes regarding our construction project.  It is exciting to see how things are now in motion for our renovation and expansion!


We began the public phase of our campaign in April 2018, with a special event to celebrate just how far we have come in the quiet phase of fundraising, and also to energize us for the road ahead!  Click Kickoff  to learn more about our Forward Motion Celebration in the fall of 2018.

One year later, we have now taken two giant steps forward in our Forward MotionFirst, we have made a temporary move to the former Country Day School, just down the street, which will serve as a temporary home for GCS while our current school site is under construction.  We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who helped with our relocation, and to Lawrence Academy for their community spirit in helping us with this essential piece of the puzzle for our project.  Secondly, construction is now underway at 110 Boston Road!

Phase One at the 110 Boston Road will include enlarging classrooms, creating a dedicated Children’s Library and Technology Center, and building a welcoming reception area and conference spaces. The newly renovated, state of the art space will be ready to welcome GCS children for the 2020-21 school year.

Phase Two of the project will be the addition of a large multipurpose Community Room, and additional funding for staff support, financial aid for families, and building maintenance.  The Community Room will provide much-needed space for large motor development, school-wide events, and community activities.

The Forward Motion Campaign steering committee continues fundraising efforts to fully realize Phase One and help to make Phase Two a reality.  Be a part of our future as we continue to grow!


The future of our community will be stronger and brighter if we continue to offer children a preeminent Early Childhood Education experience steeped in our fundamental values. To achieve this, we imagine improving our learning and teaching spaces in the following ways:

  • Enlarge Classrooms More»
  • Create Staff Spaces More»
  • Build Community Room  More»
  • Construct Library, Technology and Resource Center More»
  • Redesign Program Center More»
  • Ensure Sustainability More»


Check back to see our Forward Motion take root, bud, grow and blossom.  Or better yet, sign up for an Insider’s view.  You will receive personal emails from our Campaign Chair with the very latest updates.  See our Insider Updates Archive for what you may have missed.



From its founding, the school’s mission has been to provide the most positive first school experience for children and their families. At the same time, our dedicated teachers are committed to instilling in our children the values of kindness and caring for others, community awareness, and good citizenship.

For a while, a familiar quote assured us that everything we needed to know we had learned in kindergarten. But the truth of the matter is that the basic building blocks of a vibrant, caring and engaged person begin forming before the tender age of two. Groton Community School has made a profound difference in the lives of children from their toddler and preschool years, to kindergarten, and beyond.

Learn about the history and future of our school in this video about our project:

Watch Forward Motion Committee Members on Around Town:

Click to see a second appearance about our Forward Motion on The Groton Channel’s Around Town!



Linda Kosinski, Director
Groton Community School
110 Boston Road, Groton, MA 01450

“The Forward Motion Campaign secures the long-term health of our school and the community it serves by ensuring the financial strength and sustainability of our programs, staff, and facilities.”   …Linda Kosinski, Director

Steering Committee Members

Kathleen BarronEric Bach, Daniel Barton, Christine Cline, John Conner, Jenn Greenwood, Thomas Horsman, Betsy Kehoe, Linda Kosinski, Stephen Lane, Beth Lindstrom, Deborah MacDonald, Terri Martin, Chuck McKinney, Robinson Moore, David Moulton, Deborah Penney, Lisa Stafford, Steve Webber, and Jolene Zukauskas.

Forward Motion Campaign
Forward Motion

While construction is underway, we have moved to a new, temporary home at 14 Main Street, Groton!

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