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Admissions Process

How does the Admissions process work at Groves Academy?

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 contacting the school to request a packet of information about Groves Academy and to share information about their child. Parents are encouraged to visit the school to observe a typical day at Groves Academy.

School Tours

Parents are encouraged to visit Groves by attending one of our monthly tours and information sessions, or by scheduling an individual appointment. For more information about tours please click here.

Request Information or School Tour

Application - 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 due at this time. Applications cannot be submitted online. To request an information/application packet, please click the "Request Information or School Tour" button above. 

Detailed Admissions Information Sheet

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. The visiting day is a required part of the admissions process. Additional visiting days will be scheduled if needed. 

Admissions Timeline

For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between December and March. Throughout the year, acceptance and scholarship aid will be granted as space and resources allow.

  • Applications received before mid-February receive priority consideration. Families who apply by mid-February 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 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 or emotional issues will be better served in another environment. 

Questions & More Information

Debbie Moran
Lower School Director of Admissions
morand@grovesacademy.org
952.915.4275

Teresa Smith
Middle & Upper School Director of Admissions
smitht@grovesacademy.org
952.915.4296

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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