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Number of Students

310 (50% international)

SAT Average




Grier School

Private Boarding School – Tyrone , Pennsylvania

Founded in 1853 Grier School is a girls’ boarding school that provides young women with a well-rounded education in a safe setting. Students at Grier explore their passions and discover new interests in academics, arts and athletics. Students are challenged in a variety of ways, but will find that support is always there. Learning how to think, listen, communicate with others and make decisions, students enjoy personal growth in the company of other young people and faculty members whose influence on the student will last a lifetime.

Nine new buildings have been added to the campus since 2000 including three dormitories and facilities for the arts, music, science, dance and horseback riding. The facilities also include a gymnasium, studio spaces, soccer and tennis fields, and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

Sports and Arts
Grier offers many sports that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle for students to gain confidence and relaxation. These sports include: Karate/Self-Defense, Yoga, Boot Camp, and Horseback Riding. Grier also offers an abundance of studio art classes taught by practicing artists and designed around the Elements and Principles of Design.

Dormitories and Student Life
The majority of dorm rooms at Grier are double rooms with an adjoining bathroom including a toilet, sink and shower. Rooms are furnished with closets, twin beds, desks and chests of drawers.

Grier is located in the Borough of Tyrone 2 1/2 miles south of downtown Tyrone, about one and a half hours east of Pittsburgh.

Area population: 5,500
Borough website: Borough of Tyrone

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

School Facts

Student Population

All Girls School

Number of Students

310 (50% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

320 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Art History
  • Ceramics and Pottery Wheel
  • Costume Design
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Fabric Arts and Batik
  • Graphic Design
  • Metals and Jewellery
  • Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Advanced Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Printmaking
  • Recording
  • Stagecraft
  • Video Production
  • Watercolor/Painting
  • Weaving

AP Courses

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics I
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History
  • World History


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Aerobics
  • Anti-Bullying Club
  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Badminton
  • Bible Club
  • Book Club
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Environmental
  • Envirothon
  • Feedback
  • Flute Choir
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jazz Band
  • Journalism
  • Kickboxing
  • National Honor Society
  • Orchestra
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Ping Pong
  • Prom Committee
  • Recycling
  • Rock Band
  • Running
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Swimming
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Yoga
  • Zumba Club

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Babson College, Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts - London, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Haverford College, Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California - Berkley, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Virginia Tech, Vassar College

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Closest International and Local Airports: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
For Details Visit Website: Grier School

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