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  • 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.

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  • Powerful Academics

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Support GPA

    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.

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  • Action Auction

    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.

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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.