Grand River Academy

5.00 (1 review)
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.

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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    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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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Grand River AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18311907
Campus Size230 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment100 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1150* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score22*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes and tie)
Average Class Size8 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$5,500

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$2 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$57,650$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAustin Farber

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1018
CoursesAlgebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, History, Philosophy, Physics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations923
ExtracurricularsComputer 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:

College Matriculation

Year: 1999 - 200010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
College of London1
DePaul University1
Kent State University1
Mercyhurst University1
New York University1
Perdue University1
University of Minnesota1
University of Utah1
Walsh University1

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

Profile last updated: 03/02/2021

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