Grand River Academy

3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
Tel: 4402752811
  • 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 - Post Graduate, activate their academic, emotional and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success.
  • In addition to the traditional school year, GRA offers a five-week Summer Academy and also has a 100% college acceptance rate among graduates.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Grand River AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG6-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18311910
Campus Size200 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment100 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1560* 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 Size6 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKari Wetzel


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1014
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1723
ExtracurricularsCollege Club, Computer Club, Flag, Games Club, Guitar Club, Proficiency, Service

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Bowling Club, Fishing Club, Hiking Club, Movie

Arts and Music Programs:
Digital Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Health, Open, Paintball, Skiing

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
  • School accreditations: TABS, OAIS, NAIS, ODE, ISACS
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