SPIRE Academy

5201 SPIRE Circle
Geneva, OH 44041
Tel: (440) 466-1002 Ext. 201
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SPIRE is committed to unlocking an individual`s full potential. We integrate professional training, education and competition across a wide variety of sports, disciplines and possible career paths. Our sports include men's and women's basketball, esports, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track & field and wrestling.
SPIRE student athletes attend boarding academy semester programs, but also have the opportunity to experience intense training camps.
Our academic mission is dedicated to developing the entire individual and to preparing him/her to achieve peak performance in school, at work and in life.
The "SPIRE Way" places equal focus and extra emphasis on the development of strong minds, strong bodies and strong character.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

SPIRE Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
SPIRE Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2009
1906
Campus Size
850 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
75 students
320 students
% Students of Color
50%
25%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
67%
Average SAT Score
1100
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
8
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
60%
Director of Admissions
Trish Johnson

Sports

School Notes

  • As the foundation of SPIRE, the Academy is where training and education live within four integrated priorities: academics, one`s specialty passion (i.e., sport), personal skills development and career path preparation.
  • Academics
  • The SPIRE Academy 9-12th grade college preparatory, accredited, cross curricular, project based program is designed with the progressive learner/thinker in mind. By coupling training with a commitment to maximizing each student`s personal development and preparation for multiple career options, SPIRE Academy is the best place get ready to excel in school, at work and within life itself.
  • Passion
  • SPIRE is committed to developing technically skilled players who love to train and live to compete.  This is accomplished via an intensive regimen of technical, tactical and competitive training and long-term athletic performance development.  Bottom line: SPIRE builds strong, confident, mentally tougher player-athletes who thrive under the pressure of competition.  It also provides ideal exposure to the collegiate coaching network.  As a result, SPIRE has placed hundreds of athletes into collegiate programs across the US.
  • Personal Skill Development
  • Everything you do at SPIRE is meant to help you discover your power and your responsibility. SPIRE exists to empower young adolescents as engaged citizens of an ever changing, complex global society. By delving into topics such as integrity, honesty, ethics, gratitude, conflict resolution, communication skills - students giving their all to their program and its many challenges, will be better poised to navigate their student athlete journeys with greater confidence, conviction and commitment.
  • Career Path Preparation
  • We understand the journey to finding your path. Whether your goal is collegiate, professional or Olympic, we align academics and athletics to support that path. Whatever your goal, we can support you. 
  • SPIRE Academy accreditations: ISACS, ODE, TAIS, TABS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of SPIRE Academy?
The acceptance rate of SPIRE Academy is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does SPIRE Academy offer?
SPIRE Academy offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country Running, Diving, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling.
What is SPIRE Academy's ranking?
SPIRE Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students).
When is the application deadline for SPIRE Academy?
The application deadline for SPIRE Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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