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Grand River Academy

Established: 1831

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    Single sex - Boys' school
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Founded in 1831, Grand River Academy requires college acceptance as a condition of graduation, virtually guaranteeing admission to an American university. Its college preparatory curriculum offers four course of study concentrations including STEM, Humanities, English and Composition, and Visual and Fine Arts. The school’s intimate size allows for individualized attention in small classes of six students on average.

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 the café, play ping-pong, billiards, and shuffle board, practice instruments in the music room, and more.

Grand River Academy implements a no-cut policy, so all students have the opportunity to be a member of a varsity team such as baseball, golf, or tennis.
The school offers art courses such as sound engineering and web design. Students can further develop heir artistic talents at the nearby Ashtabula Art Center.

Grand River’s four dormitories each have a large common room where students can relax or watch television and dorm parents in attached apartments. Dormitories are college- style to further prepare students for higher education.


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  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, PG Grades at School
  • 200 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
Single sex - Boys' school
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Academic concentration in STEM, Humanities, and Visual Arts
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fishing, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Art, Ceramics, Contemporary Performance, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Photography and Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Portfolio - Advanced, Sculpture, Theater
Guitar, Music Theory, Stage Band
Clubs and Extracurricular
Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Computing Machinery, Environmental, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Gardening, Hiking Club, Honor Council, Model United Nations (Model UN), National Honor Society, Paintball, Peer Tutoring, Rock Band, Science Bowl, Skiing Club, Snowboarding Club, Student Government, Videography, Yoga Club, Young Democrats, Young Republicans
Accepting Students in Grades
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, PG
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
No Minimum
TOEFL Minimum
No Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Accept Duolingo

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