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

 

Quick Links
Latest News
Halloween Carnival

Save the date for the annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Lloyd K. Johnson Grant

Lloyd K. Johnson grants $21,600 for new curriculum! Read more >>>


 
Lunch Reminders

Be sure to review our lunch reminders to help ensure your child has all he/she needs for lunch. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies

Please be sure to register your K-5 child for Birch Buddies if you will be bringing your child to school
between 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. or after school until 5:00 p.m. We need to know how many families will be utilizing this program so that we can staff appropriately. Thank you!


 
Halloween Carnival

Save the date for the annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Lloyd K. Johnson Grant

Lloyd K. Johnson grants $21,600 for new curriculum! Read more >>>


 
Lunch Reminders

Be sure to review our lunch reminders to help ensure your child has all he/she needs for lunch. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies

Please be sure to register your K-5 child for Birch Buddies if you will be bringing your child to school
between 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. or after school until 5:00 p.m. We need to know how many families will be utilizing this program so that we can staff appropriately. Thank you!


 
Halloween Carnival

Save the date for the annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Lloyd K. Johnson Grant

Lloyd K. Johnson grants $21,600 for new curriculum! Read more >>>


 
Lunch Reminders

Be sure to review our lunch reminders to help ensure your child has all he/she needs for lunch. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies

Please be sure to register your K-5 child for Birch Buddies if you will be bringing your child to school
between 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. or after school until 5:00 p.m. We need to know how many families will be utilizing this program so that we can staff appropriately. Thank you!


 
Halloween Carnival

Save the date for the annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Lloyd K. Johnson Grant

Lloyd K. Johnson grants $21,600 for new curriculum! Read more >>>


 
Lunch Reminders

Be sure to review our lunch reminders to help ensure your child has all he/she needs for lunch. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies

Please be sure to register your K-5 child for Birch Buddies if you will be bringing your child to school
between 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. or after school until 5:00 p.m. We need to know how many families will be utilizing this program so that we can staff appropriately. Thank you!


 
Halloween Carnival

Save the date for the annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival on Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Lloyd K. Johnson Grant

Lloyd K. Johnson grants $21,600 for new curriculum! Read more >>>


 
Lunch Reminders

Be sure to review our lunch reminders to help ensure your child has all he/she needs for lunch. Read more >>>


 
Birch Buddies

Please be sure to register your K-5 child for Birch Buddies if you will be bringing your child to school
between 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. or after school until 5:00 p.m. We need to know how many families will be utilizing this program so that we can staff appropriately. Thank you!


 

 

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