Middle School A Welcoming and Safe Space for Neurodiverse Students

Groves Academy’s Middle School helps neurodiverse learners spark their brilliance. Your student will join classrooms with an average student-teacher ratio of 8-to-1. The small class size and nurturing support empowers students with the confidence, skills, and strategies needed to be successful learners.

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

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The Path to Admission

A student’s spark can be ignited at any grade level. Many students enroll after completing elementary grades elsewhere. At Groves Academy, they are able to achieve academic and social success, build independence/self-advocacy, and unlock their fullest potential. Begin your student’s journey at Groves Academy by connecting with our admissions team.

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A Curriculum That Sparks Their Minds

We form all classes by aligning our students’ ages and ability levels. The typical school day consists of six, 42-minute class periods. Reading, spelling, and vocabulary skill instruction occur during a 33-minute block. Our daily schedule also includes a morning break for social and physical activity. School days are framed with advisory check-ins each morning and at the end of each day to ensure each student has the materials and assignments they need to complete their homework.

In addition to daily courses, students will also participate in field trips, team-building games, and community service projects.

Understanding the motivating importance of recognition, our Middle School hosts a monthly assembly where we honor students who consistently complete quality, on-time work and demonstrate good social skills.

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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.

“Everybody makes everyone feel included in everything we do here.”

– Groves Academy Student

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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.  
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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.
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Erica Sutton
Director of Admissions
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Katherine's Success Story

We caught up with alumna Katherine Laak. She attended Groves Academy from 7th through 12th grades. After graduating from the Upper School Katherine earned a BA in English and eventually her ​​ Masters of Library and Information Science. She explains how her experience at Groves Academy was instrumental to her success.
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