Lake Superior, Photograph provided by local Thomas Spence
Welcome to Birch Grove

Welcome! We are Birch Grove Community School, a tuition-free, public charter school serving students from our Saplings program through fifth grade. Located near the north shore of Lake Superior in the charming town of Tofte, Minnesota, we offer low student-teacher ratios and top-quality programs in an atmosphere of encouragement and caring. The curriculum we follow gives our students a strong academic foothold for a future of success and growth.

We encourage you to browse our website and get to know us a little better. Whether you’re a parent of a student already enrolled, or you’re considering Birch Grove as an educational choice for your family, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for here.


Awards
Award Ribbon
  • In 2016, BGCS received the High Quality Charter School award for the second year in a row!
     
  • AYP Proficient Scores in Reading and Math Every Single Year!
  • Our highest MCA Math score: 100% Proficient in 2014
  • Our highest MCA Reading Score: 92.9% Proficient in 2012
  • "Minnesota Department of Education Finance Award“ ~ 9 times!
  • “Excellence in Finance Management And Oversight Award” VOA MN
  • “Student Growth and Achievement Award” Northwest Evaluation Association

A Message from Our Principal

Caroline Wood

According to Albert Einstein, “intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” 

At Birch Grove Community School, we foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Our students learn through community partnerships, intergenerational exchange, and peer leadership. 

Our team of educators promote academic excellence by using our unique natural setting as a backdrop for learning. We strive to support students in becoming socially and environmentally responsible, self-directed, life-long learners. 

The vision we are working towards includes quality curriculum, excellent staff, and committed families and community members. Every day we can see this manifested at our charter school. It is exciting to watch, and I am looking forward to being a part of the team.

Sincerely,

Diane Blanchette

Diane Blanchette
Birch Grove Community School, Director

 

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Latest News
October School Board Meeting Change

The October school board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 11 to accommodate a site visit from our school authorizer, Volunteers of America.


 
Halloween Carnival

We are looking forward to our annual Halloween carnival at Birch Grove Community School on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
October School Board Meeting Change

The October school board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 11 to accommodate a site visit from our school authorizer, Volunteers of America.


 
Halloween Carnival

We are looking forward to our annual Halloween carnival at Birch Grove Community School on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
October School Board Meeting Change

The October school board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 11 to accommodate a site visit from our school authorizer, Volunteers of America.


 
Halloween Carnival

We are looking forward to our annual Halloween carnival at Birch Grove Community School on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
October School Board Meeting Change

The October school board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 11 to accommodate a site visit from our school authorizer, Volunteers of America.


 
Halloween Carnival

We are looking forward to our annual Halloween carnival at Birch Grove Community School on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
October School Board Meeting Change

The October school board meeting has been changed from Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 11 to accommodate a site visit from our school authorizer, Volunteers of America.


 
Halloween Carnival

We are looking forward to our annual Halloween carnival at Birch Grove Community School on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 

 

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