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 spring activities! Activities offered are:

Track & Field Boys JV/Varsity (Grades 9–12) –  Benilde St. Margaret’s
Track & Field Girls JV/Varsity (Grades 9–12) –  Benilde St. Margaret’s
Track & Field Boys/Girls MS (Grades 7 & 8) – Benilde St. Margaret’s

Click here to register online for Athletics/Activities

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

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.

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

School Events Calendar

Aug 11 2024

Groves Day with the St. Paul Saints

Current Groves Academy, Groves Learning Center, and Groves Summer Programs families, Groves alumni, and Groves faculty and staff are invited to join together on August 11 at the St. Paul Saints baseball game!

The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, July 12th. 

Ticket availability is first come, first served.

We hope to see you there!

Sep 27 2024

2024 Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, September 27, 2024
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

One of the best days of the year! All grandparents and special friends are invited to Groves for a special program, classroom visits, and fun activities with their Groves student!

Questions? Reach out to Alysha Boie at [email protected]