Why the Academy
The Grosse Pointe Academy delivers unprecedented education and leadership for students from age two-and-a-half through eighth grade. Our mission is to engage, cultivate, and inspire our community of young learners to be inquisitive, intellectual, and responsible global citizens.Learn More
Students at The Grosse Pointe Academy are given the tools and dynamism to develop a powerful capacity for wisdom and success that applies classroom learning to their lives, beliefs, and values – a philosophy that emboldens students to accomplish incredible things long after they graduate.
Through individualized instruction and and a liberal arts foundation grounded in mathematics and language arts, our students are active participants in their education, driven to follow a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.Read More
About the Academy
Originally founded in 1885 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, a French order of cloistered nuns, The Grosse Pointe Academy boasts a rich history of empowering young learners to aspire to a fulfilling life.
Since its incorporation as an independent school in 1969, the Academy has served as a bastion of ambition, scholarship, and social responsibility. Our mission, then and now, is to prepare young students to be thoughtful and principled leaders and global citizens guided by egalitarian values.More About Us
The Academy Fund is our annual appeal to support The Grosse Pointe Academy. It is the most important fundraising effort of the year and provides ongoing support to the operating budget, allowing The Grosse Pointe Academy to offer competitive salaries, professional development, and unique educational experiences, while keeping tuition as affordable as possible.Learn More
The Action Auction is an annual event held each May. The auction helps enrich academic offerings, raise scholarship and tuition assistance funds, and support the the preservation of the Academy’s historic campus. Festivities include a silent and live auction, dinner, and, of course, dancing.Buy Tickets
The Grosse Pointe Academy experience continues year-round with enriching and fun day camps for three-year-olds to rising 9th graders. A variety of camp themes are offered, including cooking, art, tennis, French language, and more. Summer camps run from the middle of June until the end of July.Learn More
Academy News All News
The latest school news, events, achievements, lectures, and more.
Forensics Team Takes Home Trophy
The students on GPA’s forensics team were thrilled to bring home a trophy from the December regional competition in St. Clair Shores at…Read More
Your Child’s Guide to the Digital World: This Year’s McMillan Lecture
Technology bring change to life at an ever-increasing pace. Often, the first connected are teenagers. To them, the latest hardware and software can…Read More
Singapore Math: A Midyear Report
Mathematics at The Grosse Pointe Academy Since our founding, mastery of core subjects is key to an education at The Grosse Pointe Academy….Read More
Alumni Profile: Sharon Morris Clark ’74
Sharon Morris Clark GPA Class of 1984 University of Michigan Class of 1982 Sharon Morris Clark didn’t know what the future held…Read More
Parlez-vous Français ? French at The Grosse Pointe Academy
Speaking a foreign language is part of the Academy experience – but unlike at some schools, it starts the first time your child…Read More
Four from Maria
As we begin another successful year of Montessori education at The Grosse Pointe Academy — today was the Academy Early School’s first day…Read More
New school year, exciting new math program
New math program imported from Singapore to take students ‘beyond the test’ The country of Singapore was among the top-ranked countries in 1995,…Read More
Ready for the next level
2017 Academy graduate is more than prepared for boarding school, says community service at GPA also made a big impact on him. The…Read More
The Academy Advantage
Discover why Academy students pursue a lifetime of success and fulfillment.
The Grosse Pointe Academy challenges students to new, unexpected heights in academics, character, arts, and athletics.
Our faculty and staff individually nurture the potential of each child, pushing them to embrace and develop their unique strengths and passions.
Academy students tap a wellspring of inspiration as they find the confidence and skills to be assertive leaders and global citizens.