Lower School Helping Students With Learning Disabilities Unleash Their Brilliance

Groves Academy’s Lower School cultivates confidence for neurodiverse students in grades 1 through 6. We use evidence-based instruction with an emphasis on literacy to illuminate each student’s brilliance. Our carefully constructed environment and culture helps all students feel safe, valued, and empowered.

Groves Academy Ignites the Confidence of Students Who Have ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Learning Disabilities

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The Path to Admission

Many roads might bring a student to Groves Academy. Some begin their educational journey with us in 1st grade. Other students come to find the support they need when they realize they need a different way to learn.  We work to understand your student’s learning style and skill level and meet them where they are by providing the resources and support they need to shine.

The best way to get started is by connecting with our Groves Academy admissions team.

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A Curriculum That’s Proven to Help Students Shine

We form all classes by aligning our students’ ages and ability levels. We meet students where they are, providing tailored support, modifications, and interventions to help them achieve grade-level performance. Our classrooms are typically composed of approximately eight students of similar ages matched by their talents and learning needs.

The curriculum consists of multimodal, hands-on activities that keep your student engaged. Organization and study skills are also introduced to give students the skills they need to be successful, lifelong learners.  We monitor each student’s progress toward their potential, using standardized tests as well as classroom observations.


A Light on the Horizon for Parents and Students

Empower your student today

Neurodiverse students harness a “superpower” in how they approach the world. With this “superpower” comes challenges. The world at large isn’t built to support how their brains process information. Groves Academy helps students learn, decipher, and understand information on their terms.

Groves Academy illuminates a path to learning that gives your student greater confidence in and out of the classroom. We keep parents/guardians informed with multiple meetings each academic year, so you’re connected to their journey. You’ll see struggles transform into successes as your student’s academic brilliance is given a chance to shine.

“When I read with my son now he is fearless and proud of his ability.”

– Groves Academy Parent

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Groves Academy Admissions Team

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

Alumni Spotlight: Kellen Burke

Because of my time at Groves, I know how I best absorb and digest information, and this allows me to approach education from a different angle and still find equal or better success.
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