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, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18311910
Campus Size200 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment100 students300 students
% Students of Color
14%
20%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
66%
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)
Casual
Average Class Size6 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
44%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,250$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,600$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
90%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKari Wetzel

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1723
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Bowling Club, College Club, Computer Club, Digital Art, Fishing Club, Flag, Games Club, Guitar Club, Health, Hiking Club, Movie, Open, Paintball, Proficiency, Service, 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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