3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
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 - 12 with a Post Graduate option as well, activate their academic, emotional and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success.
In addition to the traditional school year, GRA offers a four-week Summer Academy and also has a 100% college acceptance rate among graduates.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $49,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Grand River Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Grand River Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1831
1907
Campus Size
230 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
100 students
300 students
% Students of Color
15%
26%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score
1150
* 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, dress shoes and tie
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,500
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
Tuition international students
$57,650
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$45,800
$44,150
Summer Program Cost
$5,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
90%
58%
Director of Admissions
Brian Chatterley

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
Courses
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, History, Philosophy, Physics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
9
23
Extracurriculars
Computer Club, Peer Leaders, Service

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Fishing Club, Outdoor Adventure Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Digital Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Skiing

College Matriculation

Year: 1999 - 2000
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
College of London
1
DePaul University
1
Kent State University
1
Mercyhurst University
1
New York University
1
Perdue University
1
SCAD
1
University of Minnesota
1
University of Utah
1
Walsh University
1

School Notes

  • GRA offers a college-prep curriculum with smaller class sizes (6:1 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 policy, and clubs/organizations that are student driven by current interests.  
  • Foundations Learning Program that is a credited, elective course that builds the foundation for academic success through comprehensive educational support. Includes a learning style inventory and assessment and daily sessions that are designed to promote independent learning through individualized tutorials that emphasize organizational skills, time management, and self-advocacy.
  • The Productive Growth Center, a unique program that provides not only a dedicated space for individual and group counseling, but also an interactive and recreational space featuring a hand tool workshop. 
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences, ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning Deficits
  • Grand River Academy accreditations: TABS, OAIS, NAIS, ODE, ISACS
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2015
5.00
UCLA
What I like the most was the balance between Sports and academics. They never compromised our Academics for Sports. They would encourage having a study buddy. With my study buddy, we used to wake up. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $49,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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