Telephone (909) 798-7831

Mission & Vision


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 her own future; learning from peers and teachers how to live an authentic life beyond perceived boundaries.

Values


  • Creation of curious, observant, flexible, confident, courageous and independent citizens
  • Contributions to community through internships
  • Community Partnerships
  • 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
  • Post-secondary education

COVID-19 Health Checks and Return to School Procedures

Grove’s ability to remain open in person requires everyone follow safety protocols and engage in hygienic behaviors, including staying home when not feeling well. Each day, please remember to check student’s temperatures and assess for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to leaving for school. Students who exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19 SHOULD BE KEPT HOME. The following are based on the San Bernardino County Department of Health guidelines, which have not changed:

COVID-19 Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If your student has any of these symptoms, tests positive for COVID, or is in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID, please keep them home and inform the attendance desk by calling (909)798-7831 or emailing attendance@thegroveschool.org. We will work with families to make sure that we continue students’ education as smoothly as possible in the event of these situations.

The ill student(s) can return to school and end isolation once the following are met:

  • 10 days out from the start of the symptoms, AND
  • Fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, AND
  • Symptoms have improved.

In coordination with the San Bernardino County Department of Health, the Grove School has updated the Quarantine period for Non-Vaccinated Close Contact Students. This policy will be applied retroactively to students who were identified as close contacts since January 1st, 2022. 

Non-Vaccinated Close Contact Modified Quarantine Period

If the close contact happens when  both parties are wearing a mask in the school setting they may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:

  1. Are  asymptomatic; AND
  2. Continue to appropriately mask, as required; AND
  3. Undergo at least twice weekly testing during quarantine period (10 days)*; AND
  4. No extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, play) during quarantine period (10 days)

* parents must enroll the student in the Primary Health (CDHP) site, and authorize The Grove school to test twice weekly during the quarantine period. Full details are provided on the Grove School’s testing protocols, available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1__VQlmMKGs9zGtw1APgRKZFrOaxBjjBuZeQCZ6go4ko/edit?usp=sharing

When the close contact happens with students who were not wearing masks during the exposure (ie. outside of school), students need to isolate from in person instruction at school during the following quarantine periods are in place:

  1. Standard quarantine – if they remain asymptomatic, students may discontinue quarantine after 10 days.
  2. Shortened quarantine – if asymptomatic and a negative test (within 48 hours), quarantine can end after day 7. 

Employees not fully vaccinated in a workplace setting, asymptomatic employees are NOT required to stay home if:

  1. A negative test is obtained within 3-5 days after exposure to a case
  2. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.
  3. And continue to have no symptoms

The most recent Grove School Lottery took place virtually on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6pm. Below is a recording of the event. Grove will contact all lottery participants’ families by mail with results and next steps.

The Grove School Enrollment Lottery will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at 6pm, and will be live streamed right here. To adhere to current COVID-19 health precautions, the physical space will be closed to the public. Active observation of the process is not required for enrollment, and the office will be contacting families enrolled through this process.

Prior to and during the livecast, a staff member will be standing by to answer questions in the chat and via email to info@thegroveschool.org. Please type away!


Governing Board Meeting – Monday, June 27, 2022, 6:15pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA.

The Grove School Governing Board generally has a regular meeting on the evening of the first Monday of the month, although it may be postponed on some occasions. A regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 6:15pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA. Current agenda is shown below or will be posted within 72 hours of the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

To leave a question, comment, or add to the agenda, please email info@thegroveschool.org with the subject: Board.

Grove-Board-Agenda-2022_6_27.docx


Grove School Finance Committee Meeting – Friday, June 3, 2022, noon in the High School Office, 200 Nevada St, Redlands, CA.

The Grove School Finance Committee generally has a regular meeting on the last Friday of the month, although it may be postponed or moved on some occasions. The next regular meeting is on Friday, June 3, 2022 at noon in the high school office at 200 Nevada Street, Redlands, CA. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

To leave a question, comment, or add to the agenda, please email info@thegroveschool.org with the subject: Finance Committee. Current agenda is shown below.

6_3_2022-Grove-Board-Financial-Committee-Agenda


Parent Teacher Group (PTG) Meeting – WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022, 6pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA.

The Grove School Parent Teacher Group (PTG) has its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 6pm in the Barton Schoolhouse, 1775 Orange Street, Redlands, CA. Please note the change in regular day. Current agenda is shown below or will be posted within 72 hours of the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

To leave a question, comment, or add to the agenda, please email info@thegroveschool.org with the subject: PTG.

PTG-AGENDA-06-8-2022-DRAFT


The Grove School WASC Self-Study, Approved by TGS Board of Directors on August 9, 2021