"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
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 at that time. Parents are encouraged to visit the school to observe a typical day at Groves.
Throughout the school year, tours are conducted monthly on Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00 AM. Click here for 2012 tour dates. All Wednesday tours to 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.
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.
For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and April. Applications received before mid-February receive priority consideration; families who apply by that time are notified of admissions decisions by mid-April. Families who apply between mid-February and the end of April are notified of admissions decisions by mid-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 learn more about who Groves serves.
For more information, please contact Groves Academy's Admissions Directors:
Lower School Director of Admissions
Middle & Upper School Director of Admissions
Or, you can click here and an information packet will be sent to you.
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.