School Accountability Report Card
- For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.
- For more information about the LCFF or LCAP, see the CDE LCFF Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/.
- For additional information about the school, parents/guardians, and community members should contact the school principal or the district office.
Ben Moudry, Principal
- Principal, Grove
About Our School
WELCOME TO THE 2016 SARC REPORT
The Grove School is a public Montessori charter school that serves adolescents by creating an learning environment specifically designed to meet their developmental needs and tendencies. It has dedicated teaching faculty and administrative staff who work hard to create a meaningful learning community where adolescents are trusted and respected. The Grove School is one of the older charter schools in California with this being its 17th year in existance. The school continues to work to improve its methods, policies and systems to better serve its students in their development.
Grove continues to grow and improve to meet its mission as a Montessori middle and high school. It has achieved awards such as the California Distinguished School Award in 2013 and been recognized as a top high school in California by US News and World Report and Newsweek. Grove students continued their strong performance on California state assessments by achieving the highest test scores of all of the middle and high schools in the Redlands Unified School District for the California Assessment of School Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Last year, Grove also completed its self-study and review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Because of Grove's strong performance and clear goal setting it received a six year renewal of its accreditation by WASC.
Grove is proud to be one of the first Montessori public high schools founded in the United States. The overarching goal of Montessori education is to create a more peaceful world through creating meaningful learning environments for children and adolescents, environments that are dynmaic, responsive, challenging and supportive of the different developmental needs of young people at different ages. The main learning environments for Grove are its working farm and its consistent connections to the outside society. Students actually work and manage the farm campus and often connect their work to the actual work happening in the larger society. On the farm campus, students put their hands on history, experience an evocative and romantic view of nature, have the opportunity for scientific exploration and discovery, apply mathematics, and create a vision of a sustainable future. These learning environments are not a way to deliver information or a mandated curriculum, but instead to inspire students to learn and construct themselves through work and experiences to become their best selves within a caring and supportive community.
Grove's success is a product of the work by its staff, students, parents, and community members. In the words of Montessori, the next generation is our "hope and promise for the future." Our goal at Grove is to nurture that hope and fulfill that promise for every student who attends The Grove School.
200 Nevada St.
Redlands, CA 92373-5385