Grand River Academy

3042 College St.,
Austinburg, OH 44010
Tel: (440)275-2811 x225
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 118 students
The Grand River Academy is located in northeast Ohio, about an hour east of Cleveland.  The aim of our program is to help young men activate their potential, discover success, and become independent learners. 

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Grand River Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1831 1909
Campus Size 200 acres acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 118 students 298 students
% Students of Color 8%% 19%
% International Students 20%% 20%
% Students Boarding 100%% 67%
Average SAT Score 1550 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 7 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 48%% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$38,600 $47,790
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$36,800 $36,800
% Students on Financial Aid 11%% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $20,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 0 15
AP Computer Science AP Macro Economics
AP Psychology AP World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 25
ExtracurricularsArt, Bowling, College Applications, Computers, Digital Photography, Drama, Fishing, Flag Football, Games Club, Guitar Lessons, Health and Fitness Center, Hiking & Biking, Horseback Riding, Movie Club, Open Gym, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Winter Fun, Paintball, Proficiency Support, Service Club, Snow Activities, Study Hall, Writing

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • Traditional college prep boarding school

  • All-boys
  • Admission is not based on past academic performance, but academic ability
  • Small classes, mandatory activities and supervised study halls
  • 100% college placement Located in Northeast Ohio

  • LD types supported: Learning Center
  • School accreditations: TABS, OAIS, NAIS, ODE, ISACS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Andrews Osborne Academy (29.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WilloughbyAndrews Osborne Academy
    38588 Mentor Avenue
    29.2 mi | 350 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • ErieErie First Christian Academy
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    44 mi | 295 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • HudsonWestern Reserve Academy
    115 College Street
    46.9 mi | 390 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ErieMercyhurst Preparatory School
    538 East Grandview Blvd
    47.3 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Wellandport, OntarioRobert Land Academy
    6727 South Chippawa Rd
    Wellandport, Ontario
    110.4 mi | 125 students | Gr. 6-12
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