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Admissions FAQs

When do we begin the admissions process?

Applications to Groves Academy are accepted year-round and new students are admitted as space allows. For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and March.

When do we submit the application?

For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and March. We accept applications year round but students may be placed on a wait list. 

When will parents be notified of admission decisions?

Applications received before mid-February receive priority consideration; families who apply by that time are notified of admissions decisions by early April.

Families who apply between mid-February and the end of April are notified of admissions decisions by end of May. Applications received after the end of April are considered on a rolling basis; acceptance and scholarship aid will be granted as space and resources allow.

What factors are taken into consideration for admission?

Acceptance is based on Groves Academy's ability to meet the child's needs. Most students at Groves have a learning disability or an attention disorder, and demonstrate average or above average intelligence with a discrepancy between aptitude and achievement in the classroom. Based on available space, students are selected for admission on the basis of their learning disability, academic potential, past school academic and behavioral performance, and the willingness to work within our school program. While any student may occasionally become frustrated by challenging assignments, students with primary behavioral, emotional or social issues will be better served in another environment.  Click here for more information on who Groves serves.

What documentation about the student is required for admission consideration?

As part of the application process, families are required to send school records including report cards and IEP (if applicable), recent individual psychological/ educational testing, and teacher recommendation forms.  An application fee of $75 is also due at this time.

After records are reviewed and the student is found to meet initial criteria, he/she is invited for a full-day visit to Groves. Additional visiting days will be scheduled if needed. The visiting day is a required part of the admissions process.

What is the tuition at Groves Academy?

Groves Academy is committed to making its education affordable to families from a wide range of economic means. Maintaining very small class sizes is critical to our success in serving the needs of students with learning disabilities and attention disorders. 

Groves Academy believes that the cost of an education at Groves should not be a deterrent to a prospective student.  As such, Groves Academy raises more than $850,000 each year exclusively for scholarships to meet the needs of families who could not otherwise afford a Groves education. 

Tuition for the 2013-14 school year is $23,100 for students in Lower School, $23,600 for students in Middle School and $24,000 for Upper School students.  The tuition includes books and testing.

Are there expenses in addition to tuition at Groves Academy?

Tuition at Groves books and testing. An additional technology fee is required. Optional expenses may include speech/language services, occupational therapy, lunch fees, school and class trips and events, yearbook, and after school activities.

Who do I contact for more information?

Debbie Moran, Lower School Director of Admissions                                         at or 952-915-4275                                                                           or                                                                                                                                             Teresa Smith, Middle & Upper School Director of Admissions                                                          at or 952-915-4296

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