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"The work you all do changes lives and the future for many – not just the kids you serve each day, but their families and those who care about them.  We will be forever grateful."     

                                                                                     - Groves Academy Parent

Admissions Process

The admissions process at Groves Academy is designed to enable families and the school to learn as much as possible about one another. Parents typically initiate the process by calling the school to request a packet of information about Groves and to share information about their child. Parents are encouraged to visit the school to observe a typical day at Groves.

School Visits

Throughout the school year, tours are conducted monthly on Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00 AM. Click here for more information and 2015-2016 tour dates.  All Wednesday tours include information sessions.  Individual appointments are also welcome and may be scheduled by calling 952.920.6377.

Documentation and Fees

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. Applications cannot be submitted online. To request an application packet click here. For more detailed information about the application process click here.

Student Visits

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. Applications are accepted year-round and new students are admitted as space allows.

Admissions Calendar

For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and March. 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 the 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.

Acceptance to Groves Academy

Acceptance is based on Groves Academy's ability to meet each 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 or emotional issues will be better served in another environment. 

For More Information

Click here to request an information packet or contact a Groves Academy Admissions Director.

Debbie Moran
Lower School Director of Admissions

Teresa Smith
Middle & Upper School Director of Admissions

Groves Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.

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