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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1969
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer programs vary per session. Please check our website in the spring for details.

Student Body

Total Students
265 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
The Grosse Pointe Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies per grade level. Scholarships and Tuition Assistance available for 1-8.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Gray Jessiman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Glee Club

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
  • Recently renovated school building with media center, state-of-the-art science labs, new computer lab and third floor art loft
  • Scholarships and tuition assistance program
  • World language offerings (French from age 3 and Spanish 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 beginning at Grade 5 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 intramural sports
  • Before and After Care programs

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wayne County, MI is $7,726 for elementary schools and $10,212 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wayne County, MI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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