Lake Superior, Photograph provided by local Thomas Spence

Welcome! Whether you’re looking to enroll a preschooler in our Saplings Program or an elementary student at Birch Grove Community School, you’re in the right place. We’d like you to start by filling out the application forms, which you can obtain from our school office or by visiting the side of this page. You can also give us a call , and we’ll be happy to send a form by email or regular mail.

When you come in to register, please bring the following documents:

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records

We set an enrollment cap for each class. In the event that there are more applicants than spaces available, we will use a lottery system to select students.


We require all students to be up to date on immunizations as mandated by the state of Minnesota. You will find information about immunizations at the side of this page, and you are welcome to contact our office for more information.

students in boat


We invite you to download and print any application or health forms you need: