Groves Academy

Groves Academy is the leading school in the Midwest for students who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, executive function challenges, and other language-based learning disabilities. We are a beacon for students who want to learn but are challenged with a learning disability that affects their academic achievement. We ground everything we do in scientific research and decades of experience, from our curriculum to our class sizes.
GLO teachers, tutors, educational psychologists, and learning specialists 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 clubs and activities, including drama, music, soccer, and basketball.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,148
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

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 Details

Student Body

Total Students
277 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
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
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$37,148/school year
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.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$19,437
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erica Sutton
Admissions Associate
Aurie Dyer

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

Groves Learning Organization (GLO) is a non-profit organization that transforms lives through education and iscomprised of three programs:
  • Groves Academy serves students in grades 1-12 with strong ability and a desire to learn along with dyslexia, ADHD, and/or other learning differences.
  • Groves 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Groves Academy cost?
Groves Academy's tuition is approximately $37,148 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Groves Academy?
The acceptance rate of Groves Academy is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. Groves Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Minnesota with low acceptance rates.
Does Groves Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Groves Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Groves Academy offer?
Groves Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Marksmanship, Snowboarding and Soccer.
What is Groves Academy's ranking?
Groves Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Groves Academy?
The application deadline for Groves Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 277 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $37,148
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $9,966 for elementary schools and $16,699 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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