Welcome Groves Academy® Parents and Guardians!

blue and white griffin drawingGroves Academy is pleased to provide the information you need to grow your relationship with the school. You’ll find links to key documents and important information you can use every day on this page. Please check back often for updates.

Parent/Guardian Portal

ALMA is the student information system Groves Academy uses to manage attendance, schedules, report cards, transcripts, and more. The ALMA parent/guardian portal provides secure access to this information for parents and guardians of Groves Academy students.

Main Phone Number & Attendance Line



School Hours

8:25 am – 3:00 pm

8:25 am – 1:00 pm

Groves Academy Lunch Program

We have a dedicated chef on staff preparing nutritious meals in our on-site kitchen. Ingredients are fresh and, wherever possible, farmers’ market sourced.

2023-2024 Lunch Instructions

Transportation To and From Groves Academy

Extracurricular Programming

After School Activities (ASA) Program

ASA runs from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday and is open to Lower and Middle School students. Experiential and confidence-sparking activities are offered in areas such as art/design, technology, lifetime/leisure, and physical education.
ASA is fee-based and broken into multiple sessions throughout the school year. Families may sign up for any number of days, with registration opening a couple of weeks before each session. On school days when ASA is not in session, we offer general aftercare with rolling pick-up until 5:00 p.m.

Fall Session — 9/18 through 11/16
Mini Session — 11/27 through 12/14
Winter Session — 1/22 through 3/14
Spring Session — 4/8 through 5/30

Athletics/Activities Opportunities

Registration is now open for fall activities offered through Groves Academy. Activities that will be offered this fall are:

Soccer – Boys/Girls Varsity Grades 8-12 (Begins Aug. 14th)
Soccer – Boys/Girls Grades 5-6 (Begins Sept. 5th)
Cross Country – Boys/Girls JV/Varsity Grades 7-12 (Begins Aug. 14th)
Clay Target Team – Boys/Girls Grades 8-12 (Begins Sept. 6th)
Drama Club Fall Play ACTOR – Boys/Girls Grades 9-12 (Begins Oct 16th)
Drama Club Fall Play CREW – Boys/Girls Grades 9-12 (Begins Oct 16th)

Click here to register online for Athletics/Activities through Groves

If you have any questions, please reach out to Peter Shutte, Director of Activities, at [email protected].

Students wishing to register for Athletics/Activities at Groves Academy must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online registration form, including fee payment.
  2. Sign the MSHSL Eligibility Statement and MSHSL Annual Sports Health Questionnaire Form (PDF) (required ONCE per school year.)*
  3. Get a physical exam and have your physician sign and date the Physical Exam Form -SQPE (PDF) (Valid for 3 years from exam date) and submit ONLY page one to Groves Academy. (If the physical expires during the season, a new physical must be provided before the athlete may begin participation.)*
  4. Send completed forms to:
    Groves Academy
    ATTN: Peter Shutte
    3200 Highway 100 South
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416

*Steps 2 and 3 are not required for Drama Club, Clay Target Team, or Lower School sports.

Counseling Corner

Groves Academy has three counselors on staff to support our students:

Michelle Jonas (Upper School Students): [email protected]
Nicole Kirkwood-Seivert and Emily Behrens (Lower and Middle School Students): [email protected]; [email protected]

For more information on the following topics, please visit the Mental Health and Support Resources page:

  • Upcoming Community Events/Webinars
  • Community Skills Groups
  • Parent / Caregiver Support Groups
  • Resources/Upcoming Webinars/Articles
  • Cellphone and Social Media Resources


Help Ignite Our School Community.

We encourage students’ parents, guardians, and families at Groves Academy to keep our community aglow by encouraging friendships through fun and fellowship.

We look forward to meeting with you, helping you get involved with the school community, and supporting the students and faculty at Groves Academy. If you want to volunteer or are interested in learning more, please get in touch with Curtis Olufson at [email protected] or 952-915-4268.

Get Your Groves Academy Spiritwear Here

If you have any questions, please reach out to Peter Shutte at [email protected].

School Events Calendar

Oct 05 2023

GLO Events | Scared at School: Parenting through Anxiety-Based School Refusal with Dr. Kathryn Hecht

Scared at School: Parenting through Anxiety-Based School Refusal
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Hecht, Anxiety Treatment Resources
Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Virtual Event
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

In this talk, child clinical psychologist and GLO Board of Trustees member Dr. Kathryn Hecht will share what anxiety-driven school refusal looks like at different ages and stages, how to determine why a child is refusing school, and what parents can do to help kids say “yes” to school, even when anxious. Topics covered will include current research on pediatric anxiety, the hidden costs of reassurance, and evidence-based parenting principles designed to support anxious youth and help build confidence when facing challenges through the school day and beyond.

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Oct 17 2023

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Groves Academy parent/teacher conferences will be held from 1:30-7:30 p.m. on both days.

Oct 25 2023

Experience Dyslexia Simulation

At Groves Academy

This event is full.

Due to the great demand for this type of event, Groves may consider offering another session later this school year.

At this event put on by Decoding Dyslexia MN, participants are guided through several activities that help them understand the challenges and frustrations faced by individuals with language-based learning differences. After completing the activities, the participants have an opportunity to discuss what they have learned from their experience.