Western Reserve Academy

115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Western Reserve Academy has received the following Ohio rankings: #1 Best Private High School
#1 Best Boarding School  #1 Best High School for STEM
#1 Most Diverse Private High School    100 percent of our graduates go on to attend 4-year colleges or universities, many at the most selective schools in the world.
Our mission is to prepare our students to blaze trails in learning and in life. We offer an unrivaled educational exprience that is illuminated by tradition, sparked by innovation and energized by joy.
Our Bicentennial is on the horizon (200 years in 2026!), and with so much excitement in the air, there has never been a better time to be a Pioneer!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,250
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,000
  • Acceptance rate: 39%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Western Reserve 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
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1826
1906
Campus Size
190 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
431 students
320 students
% Students of Color
27%
25%
% International Students
21%
20%
% Students Boarding
64%
67%
Average SAT Score
1347
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
29
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Reserve Green Monday and Friday, School Dress Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Jacket and Tie/Skirt or Dress)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
78%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$116 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$71,250
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,000
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$36,875
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 9 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
39%
60%
Director of Admissions
Jenni Biehn

Sports

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Western Reserve Academy is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12. A world-class boarding and day school, WRA is nestled in the beautiful small town of Hudson, Ohio. We prepare students to blaze trails in learning and in life by embracing an approach to education that is illuminated by tradition, sparked by innovation and energized by joy. And with $9 million dollars in financial aid and merit awards distributed each year, we bring top-level education well within the realm of possibility.
  • 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)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Reserve Academy cost?
Western Reserve Academy's tuition is approximately $71,250 for boarding students and $46,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Western Reserve Academy?
The acceptance rate of Western Reserve Academy is 39%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Western Reserve Academy offer?
Western Reserve Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling.
When is the application deadline for Western Reserve Academy?
The application deadline for Western Reserve Academy is Feb. 9 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 9 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,250
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $46,000
  • Acceptance rate: 39%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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