Western Reserve Academy

115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Western Reserve Academy has been consistently ranked high among the nation's top boarding and day schools.
100 percent of our graduates go on to attend 4-year colleges or universities, many at the most selective schools in the world.
Architectural Digest named WRA the most beautiful private school in Ohio.
While we are proud of these accolades, we are more interested in your dreams and aspirations.
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Top Rankings

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Western ReserveBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18261907
Campus Size190 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment441 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1357* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Reserve Green Monday and Friday, School Dress Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Jacket and Tie/Skirt or Dress))
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$114 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$40,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineFeb. 11 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJenni Biehn

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes

  • Founded in 1826, Western Reserve Academy is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Located in Hudson, Ohio, WRA provides students with a transformative, top-ranked, college preparatory education. WRA students are immersed in a supportive community where they gain a global perspective with classmates and teachers from all over the world, and have opportunities and encouragement for growth outside of the classroom. Click here to get to know Western Reserve Academy. 
    • Western Reserve Academy accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

    Profile last updated: 09/01/2021

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