Grier School

2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
Tel: (814)684-3000
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  • Grier School is a boarding and day school for girls in grades 7 -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 other 21st 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1853

Student Body

Total Students290 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeGrier School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size9 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1280
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$54,500
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant$25,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Neely
Admissions AssociateKatie Kingera
Endowment Size$20 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsArchery, Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Golf, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballArcheryBallet,
BasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianFencing,
GolfSnowboarding,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

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

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.
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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $7,791 for elementary schools and $14,818 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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