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Groves Academy Photo #1 - Located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Groves Academy's five-acre campus occupies a convenient location near the intersection of Highway 100 and Minnetonka Blvd. in St. Louis Park. The state-of-the-art building includes a variety of new facilities which are the result of $7 million renovation and expansion. Facilities include a new kitchen and dining hall, a media center
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Groves Academy Photo #1 - Located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Groves Academy's five-acre campus occupies a convenient location near the intersection of Highway 100 and Minnetonka Blvd. in St. Louis Park. The state-of-the-art building includes a variety of new facilities which are the result of $7 million renovation and expansion. Facilities include a new kitchen and dining hall, a media center
Groves Academy is Minnesota's only independent school serving students in grades 1-12 who have strong ability and a desire to learn along with dyslexia, ADHD, or similar learning differences.
Founded in 1972, the teachers, tutors, educational psychologists, and learning specialists at Groves Academy have helped change the lives of thousands of students.
The curriculum at Groves Academy is presented using evidenced-based, multi-sensory methods that address students' individual needs. Students receive a balance of academic skills, particularly in reading, writing, math, and strategies for success in school along with a rich array of enrichment and extracurricular activities including drama, music, robotics, soccer, and basketball.

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Groves Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, LD in reading, writing, math
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
2-8th grade morning program reading, writing, math is $2,550 for 4 weeks, Writing and Executive Function Program $2,550 for 4 wks; High School program $475 per class
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
279 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Groves Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Lower School Tuition $33,630; Middle School Tuition $34,350; Upper School Tuition $34,920
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$17,900
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erica Sutton

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama, Robotics, Ski/Snowboard Club, Yearbook Committee

School Notes

Groves Academy is a non-profit organization that transforms lives through education and is comprised of three programs:
  • Our School serves students in grades 1-12 with strong ability and a desire to learn along with dyslexia, ADHD, and/or other learning differences. 
  • The Learning Center supports families and students in the community  with diagnostic assessments, tutoring, speech-language evaluation and therapy, and summer programs for children with learning differences.
  • Groves Literacy Partnerships shares our evidence-based teaching methods with other schools and teachers in the community, to ensure all students receive literacy based instruction based on the science of reading.
Groves Academy welcomes families and students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. 
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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $7,719 for elementary schools and $12,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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