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
Academy News All News
The latest school news, events, achievements, lectures, and more.
Assisting with academics and developing character
Academy redefines learning specialist role for the benefit of students: character, time management and ‘executive function’ are stressed alongside academic assistance. For Jamie…Read More
A floor for the fieldhouse
New university-grade, parquet-wood flooring in the Tracy Fieldhouse is latest upgrade to the nearly 30-year-old facility. The Grosse Pointe Academy’s Tracy Fieldhouse, originally…Read More
Academy alum returns to the Detroit area to work on the city’s burgeoning growth and prosperity; also loves that his children are able…Read More
Academy’s foundation of academics and tradition important to finance executive and alum. Grosse Pointe Academy alum Elizabeth Myers was named one of the…Read More
GPA 7th grader nominated for metro area diversity advocacy honor
Third year in a row that a member of the GPA community has been honored by local nonprofit. Mallory Childs, a seventh grader…Read More
New math program introduced in 2017 is proving beneficial for Academy students in lower to middle school. At the start of the 2017-18…Read More
Outside the norm
Unique “real-world” elective program at The Grosse Pointe Academy is becoming de rigueur (and fun) for middle-school students. On March 12, during The…Read 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
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.