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)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
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


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

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 University Liggett School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Paul Catholic School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Giving Tree Montessori School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grosse Pointe St. Paul Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    170 Grosse Pointe Blvd
    Grosse PointeMI 48236
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.4 mi | 506 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • DetroitGiving Tree Montessori School
    Montessori School
    4351 Marseilles St
    DetroitMI 48224
    Montessori School
    1.5 mi | 50 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Grosse Pointe ParkSt Clare Of Montefalco School
      (Roman Catholic)
    16231 Charlevoix St
    Grosse Pointe ParkMI 48230
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.9 mi | 219 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Grosse Pointe WoodsOur Lady Star Of The Sea Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    467 Fairford Rd
    Grosse Pointe WoodsMI 48236
      (Roman Catholic)
    2 mi | 355 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Grosse PointeUniversity Liggett School
    1045 Cook Road
    Grosse PointeMI 48236
    2 mi | 603 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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