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.
The importance of empathy
Noted expert on early learning and best-selling author Bob Sornson, Ph.D., to speak at Academy’s 2019 McMillan lecture on April 29. When national…Read More
Academy teacher says empowering her students to be lifelong learners is of paramount importance to her. When Grosse Pointe Academy third-grade teacher Vanessa…Read More
New initiatives recently introduced at The Grosse Pointe Academy encourage greater diversity and cultural awareness for the student body. According to Trevor Clor,…Read More
Learning lasting lessons
Grosse Pointe Academy directress discovered the advantages of Montessori years ago with her own children’s early education. Now she looks forward to a…Read More
‘Inspired and informed’
Professional development and continuing education/advanced degrees for Academy faculty and staff key to student success. According to Learning Forward, a Dallas-based association advocating…Read More
Technology and tradition
New first grade teacher at the Academy finds the sweet spot between tech and paper ’n pencils. Grosse Pointe Academy first-grade teacher Emma…Read More
Advocates, trustees, entrepreneurs
Two new trustees want to leverage their extensive experience in business, finance and entrepreneurship to ensure the continued success of The Grosse Pointe…Read More
Balancing academics with athletics
Physical education and athletic programs at the Academy off to a rousing start with new athletic director. The Grosse Pointe Academy is widely…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.