5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
P.O. Box 308
Tyrone, PA 16686
Tel: 8146843000
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  • Grier School is a boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12, located in Central Pennsylvania. Our 300 students enjoy a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, and athletics.

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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   8/29/2013
    Pennsylvania State University
    Grier School is unique in a number of different ways, but the aspect that I value most as a former student has to do with the atmosphere and student body. Many people ask me what. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   6/21/2009
    Penn State University
    For me, there are so many aspects of Grier that make it unique to other boarding schools. At Grier, you don't receive the "run-of-the-mill" boarding school experience. There, it was not just about. . .

  • Class of 2005
    5 Stars   10/11/2005
    Hollins University
    One aspect that sets Grier apart from other schools is that all of the students live on campus - school is home. Under this setup, students also bond more easily with one another, and the. . .

  • Class of 1999
    5 Stars   9/14/2011
    University of Pennsylvania
    Grier is a school that develops young women with the confidence to be their best and be themselves. Grier values and supports each individual student. Its hallmarks are community, diversity and focus on developing each. . .

  • Class of 1980
    5 Stars   9/16/2008
    University of Pittsburgh and Boston University
    Grier has one of the most beautiful settings of any school I have ever seen nestled in the middle of scenic Pennsylvania. In the years since I was a student there it has added many. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Grier School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1853 1910
Campus Size 320 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 315 students 300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
50%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
68%
Average SAT Score 1280 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1090 - 1430 -
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 9 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $20 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,700 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,000
(International students may not be day students.)
$28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
55%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
50%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJennifer Neely
Andrew Grier
Associate Director of AdmissionsKatharine Kingera

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
Courses Art History, Art Portfolio, Biology, Chemistry, Microeconomics, Statistics, US History, Calculus A/B, Calculus B/C, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, Macroeconomics, Physics, Physics C, Spanish, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 19 23
ExtracurricularsAstronomy Club, Athletic Association, Book Club, Concert Club, Ecology Club, Essence Club, Flute Choir, Gourmet Club, Green & Gold, Grier Dance, Jazz Club, Knitting Club, Orchestra, Pine Needle Yearbook, Post and Rail (horseback riding), Robotics Club, Rock Band, Spanish Club, Triple Trio

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 5
Pennsylvania State University 5
New York University 4
Grinnell College 2
University of Wisconsin 2
Berklee College of Music 1
Georgetown University 1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1
School of the Visual Arts 1
Trufts University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Grier School is a boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12, located in Central Pennsylvania.  Our 315 students enjoy a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, and athletics.
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Camila Sodi - Mexican TV star and pop singer - attended Grier as a 9th grader.
    • Marcy Rylan - Soap Opera actress
    • Veronica Velasco - Mexican Green Party Official
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