Welcome Groves Academy Parents and Guardians!

Groves Academy is pleased to provide information you need to manage your relationship with the school. On this page, you’ll find links to key documents and important information you can use every day. Please check back often for updates.

Groves Academy COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

More information can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page.

Information about Groves Student and Family Emergency Fund

Parent/Guardian Portal

ALMA is the student information system we use to manage attendance, schedules, report cards, transcripts, and more. The ALMA parent/guardian portal provides secure access to this information for parents and guardians from our school at Groves Academy.

Main Phone Number & Attendance Line

952.920.6377

School Hours

Monday–Thursday at Groves
8:25 a.m.–3 p.m.

Friday Distance Learning
8:25 a.m.–1 p.m.

School Lunch Program

Students enjoy lunch in their classrooms and in the school cafeteria while practicing safe social distancing. Groves Academy has a dedicated chef on staff preparing fresh, nutritious meals in our on-site kitchen. Ingredients are fresh and, whenever possible, farmers-market sourced. We are unable to support serving hot lunches outside the school cafeteria.

Transportation To and From School

Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick-Up Maps

Drop-off and Pick-up Driving Maps Updated October 19, 2020

For Morning Drop-off all divisions will now use the Main Entrance.

Before Care Only Drop-off begins at 7:30 am. Enter at the Main Entrance. Families enrolled in before care will use our normal route for drop-off. Staff will be available at the main entrance to assist.

Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Drop-off begin at 8:15 am at Main Entrance. All Families will use our normal route for drop-off. When you arrive on campus, the staff will be there to guide you through this process.

Afternoon Pick-up

Lower School Afternoon Pick-up begins at 3:00 pm at the West Entrance. Lower School Families will use the driveway behind the school for pick-up. When you arrive on campus, the staff will be there to guide you through this process.

Middle and Upper School Families will use our normal route for Pick-up at the Main Entrance.

  • Middle School Pick-up begins at 3:00 pm.
  • Upper School Pick-up begins at 2:50 pm.
  • Upper School Families, please use the bus lane.
  • Middle School and Carpool families, please line up on the frontage road and stop at the green cones.
  • When you arrive on campus, the staff will be there to guide you through this process.

After Care and Extracurriculars Only Pick-up from 3:15-5:00 pm at the Main Entrance.

Get Involved. Help Build School Community.

We encourage parents, guardians, and family of students at our school to build community by encouraging and supporting Groves’ friendships through fun and fellowship.

We look forward to meeting with you and helping you get involved with the school community and supporting the students and faculty at Groves Academy. If you want to volunteer or are interested in learning more, please contact Curtis Olufson at olufsonc@grovesacademy.org or 952.915.4268.

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Get Your Spiritwear Here

Our online apparel store is now closed.

A percentage of sales go directly back to our school.  All items will ship to Groves Academy and be distributed in mid-December.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Peter Shutte at shuttep@grovesacademy.org.

How to Register for Activities and Athletic Programming

For students entering grades 5th-12th, we intend to offer our traditional fall athletics/activities in accordance with the Minnesota State High School League.

Athletics/Activities for the Fall 2020:
Soccer – Boys/Girls Varsity Grades 7-12 (Begins Aug. 24th)
Soccer – Boys/Girls Grades 5-6 (Begins Sept. 8th)
Clay Target Team – Boys/Girls Grades 6-12 (Begins Sept. 16th)
Drama Club Fall Play ACTOR – Boys/Girls Grades 9-12 (Begins Oct 19th)
Drama Club Fall Play CREW – Boys/Girls Grades 9-12 (Begins Oct 19th)

Students wishing to register for Athletics/Activities at our school at Groves Academy must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online registration form, including fee payment.
  2. Sign the MSHSL Eligibility Statement and MSHSL Annual Sports Health Questionnaire Form (PDF) (required ONCE per school year.)*
  3. Get a physical exam and have your physician sign and date the Physical Exam Form -SQPE (PDF) (Valid for 3 years from exam date) and submit ONLY page one to Groves Academy. (If the physical expires during the season, a new physical must be provided before the athlete may begin participation.)*
  4. Send completed forms to:
    Groves Academy
    ATTN: Peter Shutte
    3200 Highway 100 South
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416

*Steps 2 and 3 are not required for Clay Target Team or Lower School sports.