Welcome to A Renowned Place of Learning

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

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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“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.

Getting Started

Parents or guardians typically initiate the admissions process by contacting Groves to request information and share information about their child. Initial contact can be made by using the schedule a tour link below or by directly contacting our admissions team.

Request an Information Packet

Explore Our School

Parents or guardians are encouraged to find out all about our school by attending an information session on July 20, 2022, or by scheduling an individual appointment.

Learn More & Register for the Information Session

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.

Schedule a Student Visit

After records are reviewed and found to meet the initial criteria, the student 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. Our admissions directors will contact you to set up the visiting day.

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.

Learn More About Tuition And Financial Aid

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

Acceptance is based on our 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.

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Groves Admissions Team

Aurie Dyer
Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator
Teri Greenstein
Family Navigator
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

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 race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.


Groves Academy Admissions Open House and Tour

July 20, 2022 at 9 am

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Come explore Groves Academy this summer!
We’d love to see you there!