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 from the Minnesota Department of Education for the second year in a row!
     
  • 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“ ~ 10 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

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo 

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
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!

LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings. Read more >>>


 
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!

Birch Grove Community School received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Campsite Kids!

Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Summer Saplings!

Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!

LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings. Read more >>>


 
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!

Birch Grove Community School received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Campsite Kids!

Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Summer Saplings!

Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!

LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings. Read more >>>


 
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!

Birch Grove Community School received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Campsite Kids!

Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Summer Saplings!

Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!

LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings. Read more >>>


 
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!

Birch Grove Community School received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Campsite Kids!

Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Summer Saplings!

Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!

LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings. Read more >>>


 
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!

Birch Grove Community School received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Campsite Kids!

Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 
Register Now For Summer Saplings!

Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Read more >>>


 

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