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.Learn More
Academy News All News
The latest school news, events, achievements, lectures, and more.
New York Times Bestselling Author to Speak at GPA
New York Times bestselling author, Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., will speak at The Grosse Pointe Academy (GPA) on Monday, April 12 at 7:00…Read More
GPA Celebrates Black History Month in Creative Ways
Every February, The Grosse Pointe Academy celebrates Black History Month with a number of activities. Students learn about historic and contemporary Black figures,…Read More
Grant Opportunity Announced for GPA Faculty and Staff
On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced a new grant program for Michigan teachers and…Read More
Tennis Court Renovation Underway
The Grosse Pointe Academy began construction last week on a tennis center renovation. The project consists of demolition of existing six courts, which…Read More
GPA Kindergartners Organize Change Drive for Koalas Affected by Australia Fires
Each year, the kindergartners in Kate Kingsley’s Montessori Early School class adopt an animal. It arrives to the class in plush form, and…Read More
Academy Experience Inspires TED Talk Alum to Foster Connection and Dream Big
Thirteen years ago, Zachary R. Wood began his four-year experience at The Grosse Pointe Academy as a fourth grader. Wendy Jerome, Wood’s math…Read More
GPA Alum Awarded PhD in Computer Science
Academy alumn’s dissertation is integral part of archaeological team’s artificial intelligence system. Grosse Pointe Academy ‘00 alum, Samuel (Dustin) Stanley was recently awarded…Read More
50 Milestones and Memories
Celebrating 50 Years – 50 Milestones and Memories In honor of The Grosse Pointe Academy’s 50th anniversary, September 3, 2019, please enjoy the…Read More
The Academy Advantage
Discover why Academy students pursue a lifetime of success and fulfillment.
Our faculty and staff individually nurture the potential of each child, pushing them to embrace and develop their unique strengths and passions.
The Grosse Pointe Academy challenges students to new, unexpected heights in academics, character, arts, and athletics.
Academy students tap a wellspring of inspiration as they find the confidence and skills to be assertive leaders and global citizens.