School DescriptionFounded 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.
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Visit City Site: Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Awards and Accomplishments Of School
# 3 Best All-Girls High Schools in Pennsylvania on Niche.com; #33 (of 271) Best All-Girls High Schools in America on Niche.com; One of Top 100 schools on FindingSchool.net; AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award; Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Championships in Western, Hunt Seat, and Dressage;
Grier School was awarded the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award!
- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 320 acres Campus Size
- 40% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationSingle sex - Girls' school
Average Class Size9
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsPrograms in visual arts, art, dance, horseback riding, music, and theater
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNot Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Summer ESL required for all new students; School only enrolls for a year, never one semester; Requires TOEFL and SSAT; App deadline Feb 15; Notification: March 10
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