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Number of Students

109 (43% international)

SAT Average



8-12 PG

Grand River Academy

Private Boarding School – Austinburg , Ohio

Founded in 1831, The Grand River Academy is a boy’s boarding school with a proven program for success. Through daily help sessions, supervised evening study, and afternoon sports and activities, students gain self-discipline and a renewed interest in academics. The curriculum is college-preparatory and in order to graduate, college acceptance is a requirement. Students benefit from personal interaction with their teachers, which is made possible by enrolling less than 120 students and an average class size of seven students. All AP exams are offered through online and blended learning

Students have access to a weight room, a basketball court, an indoor batting cage, an updated fitness room, a library, and a lecture center. At the Student Center students can get snacks at Andy’s Café, play ping pong, shuffle board, play music in the music room, billiards, and more.

Sports and Arts
What makes Grand River Academy’s sports teams special is their no-cut policy. They will find a spot for anyone who would like to participate. For students looking to explore their creativity, Grand River has a distinct arts program with courses like videography, web design and ceramics. 

Dormitories and Student Life
Both North and West Hall dormitories house 24 students in double-occupancy rooms. Shepard Hall has room for 40 students. Mastin Hall is a dormitory for 20 students. Warren Hall is home to 12 students. Each dormitory has one or more residences for faculty families.

The township of Austinburg is about one hour northeast of Cleveland. The Grand River Academy campus consists of two hundred acres in northern Ohio's Western Reserve.

Area population: 2,200
Town website: Township of Austinburg

Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Late May

School Facts

Student Population

All Boys School

Number of Students

109 (43% international)


8-12 PG

Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

200 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Mandarin

Acceptance Rate


  • Advanced Portfolio
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Contemporary Performance
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Stage Band
  • Theatre
  • Web Design

AP Courses: AP test can be arranged for Calculus, English and Science


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Chess
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Debate
  • Eating
  • Environmental
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Fitness
  • Flag Football
  • Game
  • Garden
  • Guitar
  • Honor Council
  • International
  • Language
  • Math
  • Model United Nations
  • Movies
  • National Honor Society
  • Paintball
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Publications/Yearbook
  • Rock Band
  • Science Bowl
  • Scouts
  • Service
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Student Government
  • Videography
  • Weightlifting
  • Welfare
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Babson University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, Pratt Institute, Reed College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of California – Berkeley, University of California – Davis, University of Rochester, Wheaton College, Villanova University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
For Details Visit Website: Grand River Academy

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