Groves Academy®

Our Admissions team is currently working with prospective families exploring enrollment for the 2022–23 school year. We encourage you to reach out and start a conversation today. 

Unleashing Confidence for Lasting Success

Groves Academy is a renowned place of learning that nurtures and encourages brilliance within neurodiverse students. We understand the emotional pain that results when a child is struggling to learn. Our goal is to empower students entering 1st–12th grades to gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve lasting success. We work with students to build their literacy skills and teach them how to learn.

Every student is capable of learning; some just need a different way to learn. We believe that students learn best when instruction is direct, sequential, multi-sensory, and addresses individual strengths and challenges. Our approach to education is designed to help students reach their full potential. From our curriculum to our class sizes, everything we do is grounded in scientific research and decades of experience.

We work to understand each student’s diverse learning style and skill level and meet them where they are by providing the resources and support they need to succeed. Whether that means offering a specialized curriculum or the guidance of a uniquely talented teacher with a deep understanding of learning disabilities, we have the tools to spark each student’s light for lasting success in school and beyond.

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The Groves Academy Approach to Education

Everything we do is driven by our mission to build confidence, success, and purpose through transformative learning experiences. From expert teachers, small class sizes, and specialized evidence-based curriculum, to intentional relationship development, we want to light the path for our students so they experience positive, lasting change.

Our approach to education helps neurodiverse students who have the ability and desire to learn but face dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning disorders. We offer instruction that is explicit, structured, and multi-sensory. We begin each subject at a level where students can experience success before confidently moving on to more advanced skills.

The highly trained teachers at Groves Academy combine their experience and expertise with care and understanding, using a diagnostic-prescriptive approach to continually assess and address individual student needs.

Organization and executive function skills are taught in the context of subject area classes. Students learn and practice essential skills in the process of learning, such as how to study for a test, how to take notes, and how to stay on top of long-term assignments.

Classes are comprised of students who are about the same age and working at about the same skill level, promoting an illuminating environment of peer support and understanding.

“Groves Academy got our daughter back on track, renewed her hope, rebuilt her curiosity, supported her intelligence, and opened additional pathways to learning.”

Who We Serve

Groves Academy is the leading school in the Midwest for neurodiverse students who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, as well as a center for literacy instruction, education, and advocacy. We are a beacon for students who want to learn but are challenged with a learning disability that affects academic achievement.

Our program is not designed for disruptive or oppositional students, students with emotional disabilities unrelated to a learning disability, students with autism spectrum disorder, or students with developmental or cognitive disabilities.

Meet The Groves Academy Admissions Team

We are a community of learners and educators. Our success depends on identifying students who are a good fit with our educational program.

Our admissions team is not only well-versed in the curriculum, instruction, and extracurricular activities offered at Groves Academy, each of them is knowledgeable about learning disabilities and can provide guidance regarding our school and other resources.

Their role is to help guide the admissions process for current and future families. We invite you to come for a tour or set up an appointment and learn more about what Groves Academy can do for you.

Amy Hinrichs
Family Navigator
Amy Hinrichs joined the Groves community in fall of 2021 and has thoroughly enjoyed tutoring clients in writing and executive functioning skills. Amy is excited for the opportunity to transition into the Family Navigator role and connect with more of the Groves community, while also maintaining a number of tutoring clients. Her previous background consists of a BS in English Education followed by a MA in English with an emphasis in pedagogy and creative writing. She has experience teaching secondary and collegiate level students and then transitioned into a 1:1 educational setting that served students with language gaps and/or learning disabilities where students and their families gripped her heart.  
Abby Kirshbaum
Admissions Coordinator
Abby comes to Groves from Temple Israel where she was the Director of Youth & Camping, overseeing Temple Israel's day camp, Camp TEKO, and the youth group programs. Abby is passionate about creating community and helping young people find their authentic selves. Abby works with new Groves families and students putting on admissions information sessions, reading applications, guiding families and students through visit days, and leading the student ambassador program. In addition, Abby oversees re-enrollment where she works with families making plans for the next school year. Outside of work, running, dancing and biking are a few of Abby's favorite activities. She also currently sits on the board of directors, and coaches for, Girls on the Run.
Erica Sutton
Director of Admissions