Groves Academy

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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 a recently completed, $7 million renovation and expansion.  Facilities include a new kitchen and dining hall, a media center and library, a ceramics studio, an audio/visual recording studio, two gymnasiums and new classrooms and offices.
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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 a recently completed, $7 million renovation and expansion.  Facilities include a new kitchen and dining hall, a media center and library, a ceramics studio, an audio/visual recording studio, two gymnasiums and new classrooms and offices.
  • Groves Academy is Minnesota's only established independent school specifically serving children who have dyslexia, ADHD, or similar learning differences.
  • Founded in 1972, Groves Academy educates students in grades 1-12 of average to above average intelligence who have been misunderstood due to their learning disability and doubt their own ability to succeed.
  • The curriculum at Groves Academy is presented using evidenced-based, multi-sensory methods that address students' individual needs. Emphasis is on building academic skills, particularly in reading, writing and math, and developing strategies for success in school. Groves Academy also offers a rich array of extracurricular activities including drama, music, robotics, soccer and basketball.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Institute for Independent Education
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Non-verbal learning, LD in reading, writing, math
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeGroves Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,090
Tuition NotesLower School Tuition $28,480; Middle School Tuition $29,090; Upper School Tuition $29,570
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,230
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTeresa Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Marksmanship, Snowboarding, SoccerBasketballMarksmanship,
SnowboardingSoccer,

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • Groves Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion gender, national origin or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs
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