Welcome to a Renowned Place of Learning

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.

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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.

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“Groves is a unique school because all of us share something in common—learning style differences. It is much easier to learn at Groves, and it is also much easier to fit in. Our teachers understand us and we understand each other.” – Groves Academy Student

Admissions Process

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:

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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.

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Admissions Timeline

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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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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Groves Admissions Team

Frank Brutejcek
Admissions Coordinator
Aurie Dyer
Admissions & Financial Aid Coordinator
Aurie graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College. From there, she went right into the non-profit world to be a K-1st grade teacher for an extended school day program in St Louis Park, MN. After spending seven years as a teacher, Aurie took on a more administrative role within the same organization. Now having joined GLO, she continues to work with families as a part of the admissions team at Groves Academy. Aurie loves to travel and will never turn down a chance to go somewhere. Aurie also enjoys cross stitching and reading to relax. Email: [email protected] Email Aurie Dyer
Teri Greenstein
Family Navigator
Education & Experience: Teri attended St. Catherine University, where she received her K-6 teaching certification, then a Master's Degree from Hamline University in Literacy Education. She recently completed a 20-year teaching career in the Robbinsdale school district where she was a classroom teacher and intervention specialist. Her passion is for students and their families and helping them to have the optimal educational experience wherever they are. Hobbies:  Teri loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and travel.   Get In Touch
Amy Hinrichs
Family Navigator
Education & Experience:  Amy's 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. Hobbies:  Outside of work, Amy can be found hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or playing tennis with family and friends. She also loves creative writing, reading, and playing with her young, energetic husky.   Get In Touch
Erica Sutton
Director of Admissions
Education & Experience:  Erica Graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education. Before coming to GLO she spent almost 14 years with Huntington Learning Center. At the beginning of her Huntington career she taught children with a wide variety of learning challenges. Later in her time at Huntington she served as a Managing and Center Director where she interpreted student's assessment results in order to build and implement individualized remediation plans while concurrently guiding and partnering with the student's parents and school teachers to ensure maximum academic gains were made. When first coming to GLO she served as The Learning Center Admissions Coordinator before joining the admissions team in April of 2021. Hobbies:  Erica grew up in the Chicago suburbs but has been a proud Minnesotan since 2007. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband Paul, son Ben (4 years old), and a very spoiled cat named Scully. Erica is a loyal Iowa Hawkeyes football and Twins baseball fan. Erica also really enjoys attending concerts and theatre events whenever life allows.   Get In Touch