Grand River Academy

3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
Tel: (440) 275-2811 x225
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 110 students
Grand River Academy, founded in 1831, is located in northeast Ohio, about an hour east of Cleveland.
GRA is a college preparatory boarding and day school that helps young men, grades 8 - Post Graduate, activate their academic, emotional and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success.
In addition to the traditional school year, GRA offers a five-week Summer Academy and also has a 100% college acceptance rate among graduates.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Grand River Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1831 1910
Campus Size 200 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1560 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress shirt, dress pants, and a tie)
Average Class Size 6 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,460 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,600 $28,200
Tuition international students $52,460 $47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsPeter Wickman

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 10 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 23
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Bowling Club, College Club, Computer Club, Digital Art, Fishing Club, Flag, Games Club, Guitar Club, Health, Hiking Club, Movie, Open, Paintball, Proficiency, Service, Skiing

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • GRA offers a college-prep curriculum with smaller class sizes (6:1 student:teacher ratio), and focused attention on the individual student.  Learning is also emphasized outside of the classroom, as our program helps to develop young men emotionally and socially as well.  
  • Extracurricular activities include a variety of varsity sports, a no-cut athletic policy, and clubs/organizations that are student driven by current interests.  
  • Foundations Learning Program that is a credited, elective course that builds the foundation for academic success through comprehensive educational support. Includes a learning style inventory and assessment and daily sessions that are designed to promote independent learning through individualized tutorials that emphasize organizational skills, time management, and self-advocacy.
  • The Productive Growth Center, a unique program that provides not only a dedicated space for individual and group counseling, but also an interactive and recreational space featuring a hand tool workshop. 
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences, ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning Deficits
  • School accreditations: TABS, OAIS, NAIS, ODE, ISACS
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