Grier School is a boarding and day school for girls ingrades7-12, located in beautiful Central Pennsylvania.
Our 300 students enjoy a well-rounded education in academics, the arts and athletics.
At Grier, girls become emboldened, engaged, and poised for the future.
Lemuel Grier, the first in our founding family,conveyed this sentiment best: "Our aim is not to stuff the mind with undigested knowledge from the Text Book, but to train its powers, so that the student may be able to think for herself." Today,the tradition to develop students` critical thinking abilities-as well as the other21st century skills-inspires both our pedagogy and curriculum, which offers classes ranging from college preparatory to Advanced Placement (AP) and in-depth scholarship through electives and advanced offerings.
The standards of faculty and instructors are high, as are the levels of concern and support provided to ensure that students experience success.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1853

Student Body

Total Students
274 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Grier School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
9 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1340
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jennifer Neely
Admissions Associate
Katie Kingera
Endowment Size
$25 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Alpha Omega, Anti-Bullying Club, Astronomy Club, Empowering Girls Globally (EGG), Environmental Club, Excursion Club, Garden Culb, Grier School Ambassadors (GSA), Journalism Club, Kaleidoscope, Knitting Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Pottery Club, Prom Committee, Recycling Club, Theatre Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Flute Choir, Jazz Band, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Private Music Lessons, Rock Band, Select Singers, String Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian, Golf, Personal Fitness, Tennis, Yoga, Zumba

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 thearts.Toward this goal, all students are encouraged to participate actively in all aspects of school life.

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Hi, My name is Salem Mulugeta and i have always wanted to study aboard. I am from Ethiopia and the school i go to is not very good its a private school but its not good. There are good schools but they are very expensive so, my parents can't afford it. I was wondering if your school gives scholarships to international students and what are the requirements.
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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $10,613 for elementary schools and $16,671 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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