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“ ~ 11 times!
  • “Excellence in Finance Management And Oversight Award” VOA MN
  • “Student Growth and Achievement Award” Northwest Evaluation Association
  • "Award of Excellence in School Board Governance" VOA of MN

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
School Trip

Some of our students have a trip coming up soon! Read more >>>


 
Gala for the Grove

The annual Gala for the Grove will be on Saturday, May 18 in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte. Read more >>>


 
MAPS Testing

MAPS Testing for K–5 will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 14 through May 16. Read more >>>


 
Last Community Lunch

Our last community lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more >>>


 
School Board Meeting

Our next school board meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Read more >>>


 
No School

Mark your calendars! There will be no school on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Enjoy your time off! Read more >>>


 
Graduation

Be sure to join us for this year's graduation ceremony. Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. followed by an early release at noon. Read more >>>


 
School Trip

Some of our students have a trip coming up soon! Read more >>>


 
Gala for the Grove

The annual Gala for the Grove will be on Saturday, May 18 in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte. Read more >>>


 
MAPS Testing

MAPS Testing for K–5 will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 14 through May 16. Read more >>>


 
Last Community Lunch

Our last community lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more >>>


 
School Board Meeting

Our next school board meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Read more >>>


 
No School

Mark your calendars! There will be no school on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Enjoy your time off! Read more >>>


 
Graduation

Be sure to join us for this year's graduation ceremony. Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. followed by an early release at noon. Read more >>>


 
School Trip

Some of our students have a trip coming up soon! Read more >>>


 
Gala for the Grove

The annual Gala for the Grove will be on Saturday, May 18 in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte. Read more >>>


 
MAPS Testing

MAPS Testing for K–5 will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 14 through May 16. Read more >>>


 
Last Community Lunch

Our last community lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more >>>


 
School Board Meeting

Our next school board meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Read more >>>


 
No School

Mark your calendars! There will be no school on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Enjoy your time off! Read more >>>


 
Graduation

Be sure to join us for this year's graduation ceremony. Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. followed by an early release at noon. Read more >>>


 
School Trip

Some of our students have a trip coming up soon! Read more >>>


 
Gala for the Grove

The annual Gala for the Grove will be on Saturday, May 18 in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte. Read more >>>


 
MAPS Testing

MAPS Testing for K–5 will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 14 through May 16. Read more >>>


 
Last Community Lunch

Our last community lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more >>>


 
School Board Meeting

Our next school board meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Read more >>>


 
No School

Mark your calendars! There will be no school on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Enjoy your time off! Read more >>>


 
Graduation

Be sure to join us for this year's graduation ceremony. Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. followed by an early release at noon. Read more >>>


 
School Trip

Some of our students have a trip coming up soon! Read more >>>


 
Gala for the Grove

The annual Gala for the Grove will be on Saturday, May 18 in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte. Read more >>>


 
MAPS Testing

MAPS Testing for K–5 will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 14 through May 16. Read more >>>


 
Last Community Lunch

Our last community lunch will be on Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is welcome! Read more >>>


 
School Board Meeting

Our next school board meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Read more >>>


 
No School

Mark your calendars! There will be no school on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Enjoy your time off! Read more >>>


 
Graduation

Be sure to join us for this year's graduation ceremony. Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. followed by an early release at noon. Read more >>>


 

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