Welcome to a Renowned Place of Learning
We have select openings in our Lower School and Upper School for mid-year enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year. Please get in touch with us directly to start a conversation.
Admissions for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. We would love to start a conversation to explore Groves Academy for your child. You can schedule a time to speak with us here.
Whether you are interested in exploring educational options for your 1st or 2nd grader or evaluating different academic environments for your high school student, our school at Groves Academy® provides an appropriately challenging, scientifically based education to each of our extraordinary 1st–12th grade students.
We recognize that families in Minnesota have a variety of educational choices for students, from our excellent public schools to a diverse set of independent and charter schools. As the only established school in Minnesota specifically serving children who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, our school understands the unique needs of our students and has the tools, knowledge, and support required for student success.
Our understanding stems from almost 50 years of working with students who have learning challenges such as dyslexia and attention disorders. We understand the journey that led you to our door and we know what to do to help.
Admissions Open House and Tour Events
Our open house events begin with a tour and continue with a presentation and Q&A session led by our admissions team. Prospective families can meet and hear from school leadership and currently enrolled students and their families.
Admissions Coffee and Conversation Events
Join current Groves families parents & guardians to hear about their journies with their struggling learners. They will share their story, experience, and transition to Groves Academy. We welcome prospective families –come and share your story and/or ask questions about what Groves can offer.
Click the date below to register for an admissions event today!
Admissions Events Calendar
At Groves Academy, our school admissions process focuses on understanding each child’s unique learning profile and determining whether Groves is a good fit for the student’s needs. Parents and the admissions office start by sharing information, and parents are encouraged to visit the school.
1) Start a Conversation
Parents or guardians typically initiate the admissions process by contacting Groves to set up a call with one of our family navigators. During that call, parents will share information about their child and the navigator will guide them on how to begin the admissions process. Initial contact can be made by calling us at 952-920-6377 or using the link below:
2) Apply to Our School
As part of the application process, families are required to send the application form along with recent individual psychological/educational testing, teacher feedback forms, report cards, and IEP (if applicable). An application fee of $75 is due with the application. Applications will be submitted online.
3) Visit Groves Academy
After records are reviewed and found to meet the initial criteria and the student is invited for a full-day visit. The visit day is a required part of the admissions process. Additional visit days will be scheduled if needed. Our admissions coordinator will contact you to set up the visit day.
4) Explore Financial Assistance
Financial aid scholarships, based on financial need, are awarded to approximately 30% of our students each year and can cover up to 65% of the tuition. Financial aid applications may be submitted after a student has applied for enrollment.
For admission to the upcoming school year, the ideal time to apply is between November and March.
- When there are immediate openings, parents will be notified within a week or two of submitting the application.
- 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
We have a comprehensive admission process and acceptance is based on our ability to meet each student’s needs with our curricular and community experience. Our student body is comprised of students who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning challenges, and other language-based learning disabilities. Most of our students have average to 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 academic potential, learning disability, relevant academic and classroom conduct information, and readiness to learn in our school community. Each student profile is unique and is carefully reviewed in our admissions process to ensure that admitted students will experience success.
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 disability, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other school-administered programs.
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