Grier School

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Definition of Terms 
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
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1853 1910
Campus Size 320 acres 121 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


Endowment Size $20 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,500 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(International students may not be day students.)
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 50% 56%
Director of AdmissionsAndrew Grier
Jennifer Neely

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


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


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:

  • The Grier School is a grades 7-12 boarding school for girls in Central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1853, the school's mission has always been to provide a well-rounded education in academics, athletics and the arts in a safe setting.

  • 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
  • 57.7 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 85 students200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
  • 60.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 440 students300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
  • 65.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 200 students1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
  • Saint James School
    79.8 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 235 students17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    301-733-9330 x 3004
  • 86.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 500 students423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
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