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Grier School

Private Boarding School – Tyrone , Pennsylvania

Grier is a private school offering a well-balanced educational program for girls in grades 7 through 12. At Grier, the educational experience incorporates the academics, athletics and the arts in a way that permits students to explore their passions and discover new interests. Students will be challenged in a variety of ways, but will find that support is always there for the student from peers and faculty. Students will learn how to think, listen, communicate with others and make decisions. Best of all, this personal growth will take place in the company of other young people and faculty members whose influence on the student will last a lifetime.

Dormitories and Student Residences
The majority of rooms at Grier are double rooms, with an adjoining bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Rooms are furnished with two closets, a set of twin beds, window shades, two desks built to accommodate computers, and two chests of drawers. The student must supply any additional furnishings, such as rugs, curtains, desk lamps, fans, hangers.

Grier is located 2 1/2 miles south of downtown Tyrone, Pennsylvania. The Borough of Tyrone is found 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


  • Art History
  • Ceramics and Pottery Wheel
  • Costume Design
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Fabric Arts and Batik
  • Graphic Design
  • Metals and Jewellery
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • 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

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, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Haverford College, Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, University of California - Berkley, University of California – Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Vassar College, Williams College

University Acceptance Rate:

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

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