Grove City Area School District offers a comprehensive K-12 educational program that focuses on the development of lifetime thinking skills as well as traditional content skills for all students. Core programs at each level emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of learning, the application of learning, and active involvement in the learning process. At each level, provisions for support, enrichment, and acceleration are coordinated with the core programs. A wide variety of instructional strategies are used to meet the needs of all students to equip them for their futures.
Instruction is organized and coordinated K-12 leading to the opportunity for specialization and college level courses on the high school level. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned and consistent with Pennsylvania's academic standards. At the elementary levels, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and social skills are stressed. During the middle school level the development of higher level science, mathematics, literature and writing skills are begun while addressing the needs of young adolescent development. The high school level stresses both content knowledge and the active involvement of students in competing required projects. Students also have the option of pursuing vocational education at the Mercer County Career Center. The State standards, thinking skills, writing skills, the application of knowledge and the ability to work with others are emphasized throughout the educational program.
The educational program is balanced with a diverse program of activities, clubs and athletics. Interscholastic competition is provided in 12 areas; a variety of music and dramatic activities are offered. Grove City schools have also formed partnerships with areas colleges, including Grove City College, that enrich the educational opportunities for students.