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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/21/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
The Grove School is a public Montessori community that guides adolescents in their work of self-construction, as they become engaged and respectful world citizens.
The Grove School relies on the framework for adolescent education defined by Maria Montessori. At the core of her vision is the expectation that students will “pass from one stage of independence to a higher [one], by means of their own activity, through their own effort or will.” The Grove School’s unique, rich, safe, challenging, relevant and comprehensive program is valued as a vital part of Redlands heritage and legacy. All members of our community model respect and clear communication in order to foster collaboration and cooperation.
A Grove student will be the architect of their own future, learning from peers and teachers how to live an authentic life beyond perceived boundaries.
The Grove School (TGS) is an independent charter school for 7th to 12th grade students. TGS is a Montessori school that has a campus that includes a 9 acre campus, a working farm, and a 100 year old restored school house.
TGS’s student-centered model allows students to practice the principle of responsibility with freedom. Dr. Montessori’s vision of Erdkinder (“children of the soil” or “children of the land”) underlies the program, providing an environment prepared for younger and older adolescents to engage in purposeful and meaningful work that helps lead them towards independence through challenges. The faculty and administration design learning environments to support and work with the natural developmental needs and tendencies of younger and older adolescents.
The Grove School leases a building from Montessori in Redlands and a 9.5 acre property that is a farm campus for educational purposes through applied studies. The Grove School is an exceptionally unique school being only one of twenty Montessori high schools in the United States and one of three that have a working farm for applied studies.
Students participate in classroom lessons and teachers often give lessons which require students to explore beyond the classroom and experience the information being taught. This is achieved through whole school field trips and lessons, as well as individual classroom excursions.
Creation of curious, observant, flexible, confident, courageous and independent citizens
Contributions to community through internships
Adults modeling responsible, optimistic adulthood where everyone pursues work with passion
Efforts to make the world a better place than when we entered it
Prepared environments that allow students to learn and appreciate stewardship of the natural world
A community that respects all members as agents for change and promoters of peace
Developmental education – focused on holistic education, meets and supports a person’s needs and tendencies at their age
A peace community – focus on developing oneself in connection with others, finding one’s role and purpose in a community, respect,
responsibility, resolution, reflection
Community focus – work on building community
Trained Montessori teachers, educated about the age of students
Materials and activities designed to meet developmental needs of students
12-15 year olds = balance of head and hand work, more physical and peer social
15-18 year olds = balance of head and hand, more intellectual and society social
12-15 = farm campus
farm as micro-society to learn from and through application, discovery, tangible results/consequences, from peers, some connection to larger society
15-18 = town campus
school connected to society and town/city, preparation for university, internships, mentorship, interdisciplinary projects (Project Time,CAWE)
Three year age groupings – to enhance learning and citizenship
Freedom and Responsibility – but must be in balance
Structured to allow for students to have freedom to follow their interests
Last updated: 1/26/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/21/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
The school is concerned about the accuracy of these percentages due to how parents and students choose to identify themselves on the forms given. We will be going through a process to check on the accuracy of our records at our next set of student led conferences in May. We don't believe there is any large descrpencies, but would like to improve the accuracy of this data.
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.80 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.40 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||26.30 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.40 %|
|Two or More Races||4.70 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||19.50 %|
|English Learners||2.10 %|
|Students with Disabilities||11.40 %|