About the Academy

Welcome from the Head of School

Dear Families,

I welcome you to The Grosse Pointe Academy, a community united by a deep belief in the power and potential of our students. When I first arrived on this picturesque campus, set in a historic neighborhood along the lake, I was struck by the palpable energy of students, faculty, staff, and families. The Academy stands apart in its commitment to preparing students to become wise citizens of their own community and of the world.

The Academy remains devoted to its historic traditions, while pioneering new and proven methods of instruction. We embrace a strong Montessori foundation for our youngest learners, instill core values of social justice and empathy as prescribed by our Christian roots, and expose our students to an increasingly interconnected world. Our students are challenged, supported, and ultimately enter high school with an exceptional educational foundation and budding individual passions.

Each day I spend on campus affirms my initial impression of the school and its people. Like you, I am a parent who wants my children to develop a rich intellect, curiosity about the world, empathy for others, and an appreciation of community. At the Academy, our committed faculty work tirelessly to instill these traits in our students. I have seen this happen firsthand in their work with my youngest son, an Academy graduate.

I invite you to visit campus to meet our talented teachers and engaged student body.

Tommy Adams
Head of School