Grand River Academy

By changing your son's environment, Grand River Academy helps him to activate his potential.
As an all-boys college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 8 - 12 and a post-graduate year, GRA prepares high school boys who can benefit from a highly structured, personalized, academic and social boarding environment for acceptance into college.

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Grand River Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1831
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students114 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Grand River Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1150
Average ACT score22
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress Pants, Dress Shirt, Tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$49,500
Tuition NotesDay Student Tuition is $10,000
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Austin Farber
Endowment Size$2 million


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
Mountain BikingSnowboarding,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Community Service, Philanthropy Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Photography Class

School Notes

  • Grand River Academy was founded in 1831 and is located on over 150 acres in Austinburg, Ohio, less than one hour east of Cleveland. GRA is a close-knit and supportive community featuring a 360 degree approach to developing the total young man: academically, emotionally, and socially.
  • We not only prepare our students for college - proven by our 100% college placement rate - but we also prepare them to be well-rounded people and contributing citizens for the rest of their lives.
  • At GRA, we encourage students to be themselves and provide the structure and opportunities for them to become happier, more self-aware, and productive. 

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Grand River Academy is St. John School (8.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethel Christian School (6.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christian Faith Academy (7.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jefferson
    Grades: K-8 | 50 students
    6 miles
    571 Goodale Road
    Jefferson, OH 44047
    (440) 576-5949
    6 K-8
  • Ashtabula
    Grades: PK-8 | 24 students
    7.4 miles
    4322 Park Avenue
    Ashtabula, OH 44004
    (440) 998-3887
    7.4 PK-8
  • Ashtabula
    St. John School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 392 students
    8.8 miles
    2150 Columbus Ave
    Ashtabula, OH 44004
    (440) 997-5821
    8.8 PK-12
  • Perry
    New Life Christian Academy
    Montessori School (Pentecostal)
    Grades: 1-12 | 18 students
    13.8 miles
    4080 Call Rd
    Perry, OH 44081
    (440) 259-3850
    13.8 1-12
  • Windsor
    Grades: 1-8 | 44 students
    14.4 miles
    5804 Meade Hollow Rd.
    Windsor, OH 44099
    (440) 636-2618
    14.4 1-8

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The average private school tuition in Ohio is $5,345 for elementary schools and $9,621 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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