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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. Most new students enroll in the fall. For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and March.

When will parents be notified of admission decisions?

  • Applications received before mid-February are notified of admissions decisions by early April.
  • Applications received 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 Academy 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. 

Groves Academy's education options are not designed for disruptive or oppositional students, for students with emotional issues unrelated to a learning disability, for students with a diagnosis of autism, or for students with developmental/cognitive delays.

What documentation about the student is required for admission consideration?

  • A completed application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Previous school records including report cards and IEP (if applicable), recent individual psychological/educational testing, and teacher recommendation forms.  


What is the tuition cost at Groves Academy?

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

Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is $27120 for students in Lower School, $27,700 for students in Middle School and $28,160 for students in Upper School.

Groves Academy believes that the cost of a Groves education should not be a deterrent to a prospective student. Groves awards a million dollars annually in scholarships to meet the needs of families who could not otherwise afford a Groves education. 

Are there expenses in addition to tuition at Groves Academy?

Tuition at Groves includes 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, and after school activities.

Who do I contact for more information?

Debbie Moran,
Director of Admissions, Lower School (grades 1-6)
at morand@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4275

Teresa Smith,
Director of Admissions, Middle & Upper School (grades 7-12)
at smitht@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4296

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