Lake Superior, Photograph provided by local Thomas Spence
Choose Birch Grove

Choosing a school that’s just right for your child can be a formidable task, but we can make it easier on you by giving several reasons that Birch Grove Community School just might be the perfect fit:

Excellent Curriculum
Using the Core Knowledge Sequence—which forms the basis of our curriculum—and supplementing with activities and lessons geared toward the individual needs of our students, we give our students the tools they’ll need for a lifetime of personal success and responsible citizenship. We have high expectations for our students, and we strongly believe in each student’s ability to meet and exceed those expectations now and in the future.

Multi-Grade Classrooms
Our students learn side by side with students of other ages, an approach that gives teachers the option to more fully customize the learning experience for each student. Students also gain responsibility and reinforce their own knowledge and skills by helping younger students.

The Great Outdoors
We live in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the state, a circumstance that we use to our full advantage! We spend time in our wonderful outdoor classroom every day (except in extreme weather situations), and we also provide our students with the opportunity to go cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snow-shoeing. We even have skis, poles, skates, and snow shoes available for each student.

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Charter School Status
Another great benefit of Birch Grove is that we are a charter school. This means that:

  • We are a public school funded with public money (no tuition).
  • We are non-sectarian and non-religious, and we do not discriminate in student admissions.
  • We are operated by parents, educators, and/or community leaders.
  • We are free to be a unique school, designed to meet the needs of the students we serve.
  • We provide special education services to students who meet the state’s eligibility requirements.
  • We operate under a contract with an authorizer.
  • We are accountable for academic and non-academic outcomes.
  • We offer the same transportation as local district schools.
  • We hold students to same graduation standards as other schools.
  • We are committed to continuously improving achievement as a condition of our charter.

Join Us

If Birch Grove Community School sounds like a good match for your child, please visit our Registration  page to get started in the enrollment process. We look forward to meeting you soon!


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