Welcome from the Director of Admissions

Dear prospective families,

Beginning the search for your child’s school is daunting. Perhaps you are embarking on this journey for the very first time, seeking to make sense of the many educational choices in front of you. Perhaps you have driven by The Grosse Pointe Academy but have never set foot on the lakeside campus. Or perhaps you are new to the area, eager to learn about this strong, long-established independent school in your new neighborhood.

Whether you are a parent preparing for your eldest child’s very first day of school or anticipating your youngest’s turn to start school; whether you know exactly what you want from your child’s school or just want to learn more about independent schools; whether you are a longtime resident of Metro Detroit or, like me, new to the area, we welcome you to our historic campus.

A carefully constructed curriculum, devoted teachers who know and care deeply for their students, and a program focused specifically on the most important ages: this is what you can expect at The Grosse Pointe Academy. Here, children find joy in learning and understanding while simultaneously building relationships – with peers and with teachers – that will last a lifetime.  Eighth graders graduate ready to succeed at elite high schools and beyond, buoyed by the knowledge that the GPA community remains close and supportive.

The Office of Admission at The Grosse Pointe Academy endeavors to make the application and enrollment process as user-friendly as possible. We look forward to meeting you soon.


All the best,

Katherine Thompson
Assistant Head of School for Enrollment & Marketing