The Grosse Pointe Academy

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  • 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 1-3), Intermediate School(grades 4-5) and Middle School(Grades 6-8).
  • Our students receive the advantage of outstanding academics enriched with a full spectrum of programs including world language studies 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students249 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeThe Grosse Pointe Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies per grade level. Scholarships and Tuition Assistance available for 1-8.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Kendall
Admissions AssociateNora Ezop

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts & Crafts Club, Catholic Formation, Chess Club, Forensics, Glee Club, Homework Club, Intramurals, Jr. Chef's class, TGA Golf Chess Club, Forensics, Glee Club, Homework Club, Intramurals, TGA Golf, Arts & Crafts Club,
Catholic Formation,
Jr. Chef's class,

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
  • 1 to 1 iPad school grades 1-8
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance program
  • World language offerings (French from age 3; Spanish and Chinese from Grade 5)
  • 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  
  • 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

Profile last updated: 01/12/2016

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