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
  • BGCS achieved High-Quality Charter School status in 2015! Our school scored 13th of 157 charter schools based on the last three years of academic achievement and more!
     
  • 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

 


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Summer Programming

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This is the time of year when parents are starting to think about enrolling their students in school. Read more >>>


 
Director in Training

Please welcome Celeste Sigmund as our new school director in training! Read more >>>


 
"Like" Us on Facebook

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Available Car Seats

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


 
Summer Programming

Register now for our summer programming. Read more >>>


 
Tell Your Friends

This is the time of year when parents are starting to think about enrolling their students in school. Read more >>>


 
Director in Training

Please welcome Celeste Sigmund as our new school director in training! Read more >>>


 
"Like" Us on Facebook

Did you know that Birch Grove Community School is on Facebook? Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

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


 
Summer Programming

Register now for our summer programming. Read more >>>


 
Tell Your Friends

This is the time of year when parents are starting to think about enrolling their students in school. Read more >>>


 
Director in Training

Please welcome Celeste Sigmund as our new school director in training! Read more >>>


 
"Like" Us on Facebook

Did you know that Birch Grove Community School is on Facebook? Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

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


 
Summer Programming

Register now for our summer programming. Read more >>>


 
Tell Your Friends

This is the time of year when parents are starting to think about enrolling their students in school. Read more >>>


 
Director in Training

Please welcome Celeste Sigmund as our new school director in training! Read more >>>


 
"Like" Us on Facebook

Did you know that Birch Grove Community School is on Facebook? Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

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


 
Summer Programming

Register now for our summer programming. Read more >>>


 
Tell Your Friends

This is the time of year when parents are starting to think about enrolling their students in school. Read more >>>


 
Director in Training

Please welcome Celeste Sigmund as our new school director in training! Read more >>>


 
"Like" Us on Facebook

Did you know that Birch Grove Community School is on Facebook? Read more >>>


 
Available Car Seats

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


 
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