Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094
Tel: 800-753-4683
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 350 students
Located on 300 acres in Willoughby, Ohio, Andrews Osborne Academy offers a safe, self-contained campus that includes The Fine Arts Association.  This beautiful setting is located only 25 minutes from University Circle, the heart of Cleveland's cultural activities.
Each year 100% of graduates are accepted to 4-year accredited colleges and universities.
AOA is an extraordinary place.  Our world-class faculty understands that education must go beyond simple “content mastery.”  An AOA education is designed to cultivate a curious mind – to engage students in inquiry-based learning – to develop students’ ability to solve problems in new and unique ways.  In short, AOA is the school where students in grades PK-12 learn to think creatively.  Our program is as ambitious as our students – beginning with students as young as prekindergarten age and going through high school.  And our community has the multicultural and international breadth to match that ambition.  Fed by a robust boarding program in grades 7-12, the AOA student body is made up of students from 13 countries over 5 continents.  At AOA students learn and develop within an authentic global context that few schools can match.

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2015 School Data
Andrews Osborne Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1910 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 350 students 295 students
% Students of Color 18% 20%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 26% 68%
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants and polos)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 67% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$39,000 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(ranges from $15550 to $21075 based on grade: 7-12)
Tuition international students $44,350 $45,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$33,650 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Mar. 10 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 70% 57%
Director of AdmissionsMary Jo Elber

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 12 16
CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, Physics I, II, C, US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 9 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 20 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Challenge, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Blue Key, Chemistry Club, Community Service, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Fine Arts Association, International Club, Literary Magazine Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Outdoors/Ski Club, Political Club, Respecters of All Diversities, Ski/Snowboard Club, Student Council

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • Campus Ammenities: A 35,600 square foot field house with wellness/fitness center was added in 1999.
  • Academic Advisors: Each teacher has 6-10 student advisees who meet weekly. Parents are encouraged to contact advisors throughout the year.
  • Academic Programs: Geared for students who are average to gifted in ability, the following are offered: Mathematics, Science, English, ESL (English as a Second Language), History, Humanities and Social Sciences, French, Spanish, Mandarin, technology, fine and performing arts. Honors, Advanced Placement and elective courses available in many subject areas.
  • Matriculation list can be found on College Counseling page located under "Programs" on website (  
  • Housing-Boarding available for grades 7-12: seven houses accommodating 10-22 students, dedicated houseparents, and residential assistants. Each air conditioned home includes double or triple rooms, a common area with a desktop and printer, television, and a laundry room with washers and dryers. All dorms are wireless.
  • Financial Information: Nearly 30% of Andrews Osborne students receive assistance based on need. Payment plans and loan programs are available.
  • Five Day Boarding commences on Sunday evening and ends Friday afternoon.
  • Application Fees Domestic Student $50 International Student $100
  • School accreditations: State of Ohio, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Western Reserve Academy (27 miles away)
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  • Hudson, OH
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    HudsonOH 44236
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  • Austinburg, OH
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    AustinburgOH 44010
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  • Erie, PA
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    73.1 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 295 students
  • Erie, PA,
    538 East Grandview Blvd
    EriePA 16504
    76.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 545 students
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    110.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 500 students
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