The Grosse Pointe Academy

171 Lake Shore Road,
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48236-0482
Tel: (313)886-1221
Grades: PK - 8 | 297 students
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent day school, located on a 20 acre lakeside campus, offering a Montessori Early School(ages 2 1/2-5), Lower School(Grades 1-5), and Middle School(Grades 6-8).
Our students receive the advantage of outstanding academics enriched with a full spectrum of programs including foriegn languages beginning at age 3, visual and performing arts, technology, athletics, and a wide range of extracurricular activities that challenge the mind and body.
Integral to our whole child approach to education is our emphasis on moral and spiritual development, and leadership and community service opportunities, all within a diverse and inclusive environment.
The Academy offers students an advantage that lasts a lifetime.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 297 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Grosse Pointe Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies per grade level. Scholarships and Tuition Assistance available for K-8.
% on Financial Aid 32%
Admissions Director Molly McDermott

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

School Notes:

    • The Academy advantages include:
    • . Certified Montessori Early School for ages 2 1/2 to 5
    • . Lower and Middle Schools Grades 1-8
    • . Small class size with individualized instruction
    • . Advanced curriculum and enrichment
    • . Learning specialists for advanced and emerging learners
    • . Licensed therapist on staff to help with social interaction
    • . Recently renovated school building with media center, state-of-the-art science labs, new computer lab and third floor art loft
    • . Scholarships and tuition assistance program
    • . Foreign language offerings (French from age 3; Spanish and Chinese from Grade 4)
    • . All language arts teachers in Early School through grade 8 trained in F.A.S.T. reading techniques
    • . Environmental science curriculum
    • . Christian Life program and Monday morning Chapel assemblies
    • . Array of arts offerings including creative movement, visual arts, and a variety of performance opportunities
    • . Daily gym classes
    • . Leadership and community service opportunities integrated into the curriculum
    • . Interscholastic athletics including soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, boys’ lacrosse and cross country
    • . Competitive chess team (three-time state winners)
    • . Award-winning forensics team
    • . Recognition of academic achievements for Middle School students through academic awards assembly and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony
    • . Outdoor learning adventures and educational trips
    • . Geographic, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity
    • . 20-acre campus with lakeside setting
    • . Before and after school activities including strings, chess club and intramural sports
    • . Before and After Care programs

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Foundations For Exceptional Children (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Paul Catholic School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Foundations For Exceptional Children (0.7 miles away)
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  • Grosse Pointe Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Paul Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    170 Grosse Pointe Blvd
    Grosse Pointe , MI , 48236
    (313)885-3430
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  436  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Grosse Pointe
    Foundations For Exceptional Children
    Special Education School
    16 Lake Shore Drive
    Grosse Pointe , MI , 48236
    (313)885-8660
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Detroit Giving Tree Montessori School
    Montessori School
    4351 Marseilles St
    Detroit , MI , 48224
    (313)881-2255
    Montessori School
    1.6  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Grosse Pointe Park St Clare Of Montefalco School
    (Roman Catholic)
    16231 Charlevoix St
    Grosse Pointe Park , MI , 48230
    (313)647-5100
    (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  161  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Grosse Pointe Woods Our Lady Star Of The Sea Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    467 Fairford Rd
    Grosse Pointe Woods , MI , 48236
    (313)884-1070
    (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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