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 alternative for your family, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
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.
BGCS Takes 1st Place Again!
BGCS had the highest MCA Reading scores of all Minnesota VOA schools for two consecutive years!