The Grosse Pointe Academy

The Grosse Pointe Academy is a historic, independent day school in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
We offer students aged 2.5 through Grade 8 an educational experience that nurtures each student to seek knowledge, challenges students academically and inspires students to create their future.
The Academy curriculum prepares confident lifelong learners in a joyful and challenging learning environment, encouraging intellectual curiosity, empathy, leadership, independence, global citizenship, active listening, critical thinking and effective communication.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Grosse Pointe Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
290 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Grosse Pointe Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Seasonal School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies per grade level. Scholarships and Tuition Assistance available for Grades 1 to 8.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer programs vary per session. Please check our website in the spring for details.
Admissions Director
Ann Hawkins


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Arts & Crafts Club, Chess Club, Dance Fitness Club, Jr. Chef's class, Yoga and Meditation

School Notes

The Academy advantages include:
  • Certified Montessori Early School for ages 2.5 to 5
  • Lower and Middle Schools Grades 1 to 8
  • Small class size with individualized instruction
  • Advanced curriculum and enrichment
  • 20-acre campus with lakeside setting
  • Recently renovated school building with state-of-the-art greenhouse, STEM lab, computer lab and fieldhouse
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance program
  • World language offerings
  • Christian Life program and Monday morning Chapel assemblies
  • Leadership and community service opportunities integrated into the curriculum
  • Recognition of academic achievements for Middle School students through academic awards assembly and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony
  • Geographic, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity
  • Interscholastic athletics beginning at Grade 5 including cross country, volleyball, tennis, basketball and lacrosse
  • Outdoor learning adventures and educational trips
  • After school enrichment program
  • Before and After Care programs
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Grosse Pointe Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, The Grosse Pointe Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Grosse Pointe Academy offer?
The Grosse Pointe Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is The Grosse Pointe Academy's ranking?
The Grosse Pointe Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Grosse Pointe Academy?
The application deadline for The Grosse Pointe Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
There could not be a better educational experience in the Grosse Pointe area. The Educators and the Administration at Grosse Pointe Academy have proven to be excellent stewards of our children's education. At every step, they have been supportive, encouraging, challenging, and proved they have a superior approach to the educational experience for kids. There is no question our kids are getting the best education, the most attention, and learning true values and skills that make all the difference in today's world. We are forever grateful to all who call GPA home, and those who have helped mold our children into the growing leaders they are today.
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We've been a GPA family for 3 years and I think the quality of the education is fantastic. They set standards for the kids and hold them accountable which prepares them for their future. We are very happy with our decision.
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As the Director of Development, The Grosse Pointe Academy is a wonderful place to work, both because of the beautiful campus and my colleagues. Prior to my role here, I was a parent for 14 years and couldn't have asked for a better educational experience for my two sons. The academics were challenging and the quantity of art, athletics, and extracurricular offerings were what set it apart from other schools, not to mention the Montessori Early School which was the reason we came.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Wayne County, MI is $8,690 for elementary schools and $11,755 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wayne County, MI is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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