Grier School

2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686-0166
Tel: (814)684-3000
Grades: 7-12 | 308 students
Grier School is an independent boarding school for girls located in beautiful Central Pennsylvania within a few hours of major cities including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.
The school's mission since its founding has been to enrich the lives of young women in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.
Toward this goal, all students are encouraged to participate actively in all aspects of school life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1853

Student Body

Total Students 308 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Grier School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English Literature and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Art History, Studio Art, U.S. History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, European History, French Language and Culture, Music Theory, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, United States Government and Politics, US History, World History
Average SAT score 1910
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $51,700
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $22,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Neely
Admissions Associate Katie Kingera

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballEquestrian,
FencingSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime, Astonomy, Book & Movie, Drum Circle, Ecology Club, Grier Giving Back, Journalism, Knitting, Math, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Triple L Anime, Astonomy, Book & Movie, Drum Circle, Ecology Club, Journalism, Knitting, Math, Outing Club, Triple L, Grier Giving Back,
National Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • The Grier School is an independent boarding school for girls located just outside Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA. Grier's Central Pennsylvania location is easily accessible to the nearby cities of Altoona and State College, home to Penn State University. The school's mission since its founding has been to enrich the lives of young women in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts. Toward this goal, all students are encouraged to participate actively in all aspects of school life.

Profile last updated: 01/19/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Living Water Christian Academy (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Matthew Catholci School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Matthew Catholci School (3.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tyrone
    Grades: PK-6 | 98 students
    3.2 miles
    1105 Cameron Ave
    Tyrone, PA 16686
    (814)684-3510
    3.2PK-6
    98
  • Williamsburg
    Grades: 2-11 | 5 students
    8.3 miles
    1960 William Penn Hwy
    Williamsburg, PA 16693
    (814)832-2870
    8.32-11
    5
  • Huntingdon
    Grades: KG-11 | 30 students
    13.2 miles
    9945 Emmanuel Dr
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    (814)627-3937
    13.2KG-11
    30
  • Altoona
    Grades: 1-12 | 44 students
    13.4 miles
    439 5th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814)942-4412
    13.41-12
    44
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    Grades: NS-K | 85 students
    13.7 miles
    1401 12th Avenue 1st Lutheran Ch
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814)942-3816
    13.7NS-K
    85

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