Grier School

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2015 School Data
Grier School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1853 1910
Campus Size 320 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 307 students 300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
43%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
67%
Average SAT Score 1910 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1400 - 2200 -
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 9 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $20 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,500 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,000
(International students may not be day students.)
$28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
50%
56%
Director of AdmissionsJennifer Neely
Andrew Grier
Associate Director of AdmissionsKatharine Kingera

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
Courses Art History, Art Portfolio, Biology, Chemistry, Microeconomics, Statistics, US History, Calculus A/B, Calculus B/C, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, Macroeconomics, Physics, Physics C, Spanish, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 19 24
ExtracurricularsAstronomy Club, Athletic Association, Book Club, Concert Choir, Ecology Club, Essence Club, Flute Choir, Gourmet Club, Green & Gold, Grier Dance, Jazz Band, Knitting Club, Orchestra, Pine Needle Yearbook, Post and Rail (horseback riding), Robotics Club, Rock Band, Spanish Club, Triple Trio

College Matriculation

Year:2010 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 5
Pennsylvania State University 5
New York University 4
Grinnell College 2
University of Wisconsin 2
Berklee College of Music 1
Georgetown University 1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1
School of the Visual Arts 1
Trufts University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Grier School is a boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12, located in Central Pennsylvania.  Our 300 students enjoy a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, and athletics.
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Carson Long Military Academy (57.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 6-12 | 85 students 57.7 mi200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121
    57.76-1285
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 440 students 60.9 mi300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717)328-6173
    60.99-12, PG440
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 200 students 65.3 mi1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    724-639-8035
    65.39-12, PG200
  • Saint James School
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 235 students 79.8 mi17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    301-733-9330 x 3004
    79.88-12235
  • Grades: 9-12 | 500 students 86.9 mi423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    412-968-3180
    86.99-12500
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