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Admissions Process

Getting Started

Parents typically initiate the admissions process by contacting Groves to request a packet of information and share information about their child. Initial contact can be made by using the website form (below) or directly contacting one of our admissions directors.

School Tours

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

Request Information or School Tour

Applying to Groves Academy

As part of the application process, families are required to send the application form along with recent individual psychological/educational testing, teacher feedback forms, and report cards and IEP (if applicable). An application fee of $75 is due with application. Applications cannot be submitted online. To request an information/application packet, please click the "Request Information or School Tour" button above. 

Admissions Process Details

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.

  • Applications received before mid-February receive priority consideration. Families who apply by mid-February are notified of admissions decisions by early April. 
  • Applications received after mid-February 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 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 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
Director of Admissions, Lower School
morand@grovesacademy.org
952.915.4275

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

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