Grand River Academy

3042 College St.,
Austinburg, OH 44010
Tel: (440) 275-2811 x225
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 110 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 8-12, PG 8-12
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 1909
Campus Size 200 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 110 students 298 students
% Students of Color 8% 19%
% International Students 30% 20%
% Students Boarding 98% 68%
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 $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,750 $48,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,000 $26,800
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$41,100 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 12% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $20,074
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 Admissions Glenn 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 25
ExtracurricularsAnime Club, Bowling, College Applications, Computers, Digital Photography, Fishing, Flag Football, Games Club, Guitar Lessons, Health and Fitness Center, Hiking & Biking, Movie Club, Open Gym, Paintball, Proficiency Support, Service Club, Skiing and Snowboarding

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • GRA is a college preparatory boarding and day school that helps young men activate their academic, emotional, and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success.
  • 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 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. 5-12
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