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 Preschool 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
  • 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

William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” Our goal at Birch Grove Community School is to give our students deep educational roots and to kindle a love of learning that will last throughout their lives. As a small charter school, we take pride in providing an excellent education, and we value every student in our care. We believe in teaching our students responsibility and good citizenship, because we know that the students of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.

We are very grateful for the support we receive from parents, families, and the community at large as we participate in the education of the rising generation.

Diane Blanchette

Sincerely,

Diane Blanchette
School Director

 


Quick Links
Latest News
Available Car Seats

The Office of Traffic Safety awarded community education a number of car seats. Read more >>>


 
PACT Program

We are excited to see the community education programs taking off. Read more >>>


 
Special Meeting

BGCS will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community School. Read more >>>


 
Get to Know Us Better!

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We are a school "where roots grow deep and branches reach high!" Please view our presentation to learn more about what we offer and do here at Birch Grove Community School.


 
Kindergarten Round-Up

Your child can have the kindergarten experience at Birch Grove Community School! Read more >>>


 
Slideshow from BGCS Meeting Held on February 11

Please take a moment to review our slideshow from the BGCS meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Slideshow from BGCS Meeting on February 11, 2015

 


 
Important Township Meeting

Parents who live in Tofte, Lutsen, or Schroeder townships: please attend the township meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations, Birch Grove!

Birch Grove Community School has been identified as a High-Quality Charter School (HQCS) in 2015. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies Themes

We are ready to switch up themes for Birch Buddies!  Read more >>>


 
Brick Campaign

Support Birch Grove School by purchasing a brick, and go down in history at the same time! Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

The Office of Traffic Safety awarded community education a number of car seats. Read more >>>


 
PACT Program

We are excited to see the community education programs taking off. Read more >>>


 
Special Meeting

BGCS will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community School. Read more >>>


 
Get to Know Us Better!

tree

We are a school "where roots grow deep and branches reach high!" Please view our presentation to learn more about what we offer and do here at Birch Grove Community School.


 
Kindergarten Round-Up

Your child can have the kindergarten experience at Birch Grove Community School! Read more >>>


 
Slideshow from BGCS Meeting Held on February 11

Please take a moment to review our slideshow from the BGCS meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Slideshow from BGCS Meeting on February 11, 2015

 


 
Important Township Meeting

Parents who live in Tofte, Lutsen, or Schroeder townships: please attend the township meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations, Birch Grove!

Birch Grove Community School has been identified as a High-Quality Charter School (HQCS) in 2015. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies Themes

We are ready to switch up themes for Birch Buddies!  Read more >>>


 
Brick Campaign

Support Birch Grove School by purchasing a brick, and go down in history at the same time! Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

The Office of Traffic Safety awarded community education a number of car seats. Read more >>>


 
PACT Program

We are excited to see the community education programs taking off. Read more >>>


 
Special Meeting

BGCS will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community School. Read more >>>


 
Get to Know Us Better!

tree

We are a school "where roots grow deep and branches reach high!" Please view our presentation to learn more about what we offer and do here at Birch Grove Community School.


 
Kindergarten Round-Up

Your child can have the kindergarten experience at Birch Grove Community School! Read more >>>


 
Slideshow from BGCS Meeting Held on February 11

Please take a moment to review our slideshow from the BGCS meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Slideshow from BGCS Meeting on February 11, 2015

 


 
Important Township Meeting

Parents who live in Tofte, Lutsen, or Schroeder townships: please attend the township meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations, Birch Grove!

Birch Grove Community School has been identified as a High-Quality Charter School (HQCS) in 2015. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies Themes

We are ready to switch up themes for Birch Buddies!  Read more >>>


 
Brick Campaign

Support Birch Grove School by purchasing a brick, and go down in history at the same time! Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

The Office of Traffic Safety awarded community education a number of car seats. Read more >>>


 
PACT Program

We are excited to see the community education programs taking off. Read more >>>


 
Special Meeting

BGCS will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community School. Read more >>>


 
Get to Know Us Better!

tree

We are a school "where roots grow deep and branches reach high!" Please view our presentation to learn more about what we offer and do here at Birch Grove Community School.


 
Kindergarten Round-Up

Your child can have the kindergarten experience at Birch Grove Community School! Read more >>>


 
Slideshow from BGCS Meeting Held on February 11

Please take a moment to review our slideshow from the BGCS meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Slideshow from BGCS Meeting on February 11, 2015

 


 
Important Township Meeting

Parents who live in Tofte, Lutsen, or Schroeder townships: please attend the township meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations, Birch Grove!

Birch Grove Community School has been identified as a High-Quality Charter School (HQCS) in 2015. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies Themes

We are ready to switch up themes for Birch Buddies!  Read more >>>


 
Brick Campaign

Support Birch Grove School by purchasing a brick, and go down in history at the same time! Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

The Office of Traffic Safety awarded community education a number of car seats. Read more >>>


 
PACT Program

We are excited to see the community education programs taking off. Read more >>>


 
Special Meeting

BGCS will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community School. Read more >>>


 
Get to Know Us Better!

tree

We are a school "where roots grow deep and branches reach high!" Please view our presentation to learn more about what we offer and do here at Birch Grove Community School.


 
Kindergarten Round-Up

Your child can have the kindergarten experience at Birch Grove Community School! Read more >>>


 
Slideshow from BGCS Meeting Held on February 11

Please take a moment to review our slideshow from the BGCS meeting held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Slideshow from BGCS Meeting on February 11, 2015

 


 
Important Township Meeting

Parents who live in Tofte, Lutsen, or Schroeder townships: please attend the township meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations, Birch Grove!

Birch Grove Community School has been identified as a High-Quality Charter School (HQCS) in 2015. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies Themes

We are ready to switch up themes for Birch Buddies!  Read more >>>


 
Brick Campaign

Support Birch Grove School by purchasing a brick, and go down in history at the same time! Read more >>>


 
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