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 
2015 School Data
Grand River Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1831 1910
Campus Size 200 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 299 students
% Students of Color 8% 20%
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 98% 67%
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 1:5 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 44% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,750 $49,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,000 $27,200
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$41,100 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 12% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 90% 57%
Director of AdmissionsGlenn Singer

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
ExtracurricularsAnime, Bowling, College, Computers, Digital, Fishing, Flag, Games, Guitar, Health, Hiking, 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 (5:1 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 policies, and clubs/organizations that are student driven by current interests.  
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: TABS, OAIS, NAIS, ODE, ISACS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Andrews Osborne Academy (29.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willoughby, OH
    38588 Mentor Avenue
    WilloughbyOH 44094
    29.2 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 350 students
  • Erie, PA
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    44 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 295 students
  • Hudson, OH
    115 College Street
    HudsonOH 44236
    46.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 390 students
  • Erie, PA
    538 East Grandview Blvd
    EriePA 16504
    47.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 545 students
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    100.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 500 students
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