SPIRE Institute and Academy

5201 SPIRE Circle
Geneva, OH 44041
Tel: (440) 466-1002 Ext. 201
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.From basketball to esports, swimming to mechatronics and track and field to drone racing, no other academy can match the diversity of our curriculum offerings.
SPIRE student-athletes attend residential academy semester programs, but also have the opportunity to experience intense weekend and week-long 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.

Top Rankings

SPIRE Institute and Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

  • Category Attribute
Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
SPIRE Institute andBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20091907
Campus Size350 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment75 students300 students
% Students of Color
50%
25%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
70%
Average SAT Score1100* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio6:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered818
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,500$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,900$33,500
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of AdmissionsLindsey Ahrens

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 Institute and Academy accreditations: ISACS, ODE, TAIS, TABS

Profile last updated: 12/02/2020

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