Groves Academy

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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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, LD in reading, writing, math
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
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
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
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,230
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTeresa Smith


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Marksmanship, Snowboarding, SoccerBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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 who do not attend our school with diagnostic testing, tutoring, summer programs, and other services for children with learning differences.
  • The Institute for Professional Learning shares our proven teaching methods with other schools and teachers in the community.
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 $5,598 for elementary schools and $12,363 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).