Our school feels like a small learning community, yet with all the opportunities available in a large urban school. Partnerships with local universities and community organizations, such as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra CONNECT Program, enable us to offer many rich educational experiences. Learn more...
Groveland is pleased to offer virtual and in-person tours at a variety of times for our prospective families. Current parents and/or Principal Lightner will give an overview of the great things Groveland has to offer and share what it means to be a part of our learning community.
Please contact Ms. Lightner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to find a different time or have any questions.
We look forward to meeting you!
Please sign up for our Virtual Tours and/or potential In-Person Tours here.
COVID-19 Student and Family Guidelines
SPPS will require masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2+), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Families should familiarize themselves with the SPPS COVID-19 Student and Family Guidelines, which are updated regularly and cover prevention strategies, health screening and monitoring, and the SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System.
The fine arts are important at Groveland! Each grade level enjoys a different art enrichment during the school year. Some examples this year will include the MacPhail Center for Music for PreK, ArtiCulture for grade K, COMPAS Artist Shakun Mehashwari for grades 1-2, Musician Ross Sutter for grade 3, a COMPAS Residency for grade 4 and Northern Clay and African Drumming with Brother Ghana for grade 5. Minnesota art standards are incorporated into the experiences. Each of the art experiences have been made possible through the genrousity of the Groveland community. The PTO has worked to provide each grade level with special opportunities.
Ms. Lightner brings a wealth of experience in helping all students feel represented and accepted for who they are. She has served as a school social worker and Dean of Students at Valley View Elementary School in Bloomington Public Schools, and most recently, as assistant principal for Battle Creek Elementary School.