Grier School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: 814-684-3000
P.O. Box 308
Tyrone, PA 16686
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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 
2017 School Data
Grier SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG7-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18531910
Campus Size320 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
67%
Average SAT Score1280* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1090 - 1430-
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$23 million$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,900
(financial aid available)
$54,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,000
(International students may not be day students.)
$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
55%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant25000$22,844
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
50%
55%
Director of AdmissionsJennifer Neely
Andrew Grier
Associate Director of AdmissionsKatharine Kingera

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
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 Offered1115
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1924
ExtracurricularsAstronomy Club, Athletic Association, Ecology Club, Post and Rail (horseback riding), Robotics Club, Spanish Club

Club or Organization:
Book Club, Essence Club, Gourmet Club, Knitting Club, Pine Needle Yearbook, Triple Trio

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Club, Flute Choir, Grier Dance, Jazz Club, Orchestra, Rock Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Green & Gold

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University5
Pennsylvania State University5
New York University4
Grinnell College2
University of Wisconsin2
Berklee College of Music1
Georgetown University1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago1
School of the Visual Arts1
Trufts University1
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 300 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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