Western Reserve Academy

Founded in 1826 as a preparatory school for WesternReserveCollege, Western Reserve Academy is one of the oldestboarding schools in the nation and the premier private high schoolof its kind in the Midwest.
WRA offers a challenging curriculum that prepares our 400students for future academic success-and for leading purposeful,fulfilling lives.
Attending WRA is a transformational experience, where studentslearn to strive for excellence, live with integrity and act withcompassion.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 396 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,850
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 17 / Feb. 14 / rolling

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Western Reserve Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1826
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
396 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Western Reserve Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
86%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
C, CL Art History, CL French Language and Culture, CL German Language and Culture, CL Latin Literature, CL Mandarin Chinese, CL Music Theory, CL Seminars in Literature, CL Spanish History and Literature, CL United States History, Composition and Rhetoric
Average SAT score
1333
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 17 / Feb. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$60,850 boarding / $39,600 day
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$28,881
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jenni Biehn

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School Notes

  • Western Reserve Academy is a tight-knit, diverse community with400 students who come from 26 states and 16 countries. Known forour academic rigor, our faculty 80 percent of whom live on campusand who are all involved in residential and student activities pushstudents to reach their full potential, often helping studentsrealize heights they never considered. Beyond the classroom, ourathletic teams, drama, music, dance, art programs and student clubshelp students put into action what they have learned in ourdiscussion-based classes.The academic rigor is set against abackdrop of Midwestern values that help us achieve excellence whileliving with integrity and compassion.
  • We strongly encourage you to visit our campus. At WRA we meetwith every applicant and family. We are committed to getting toknow you nd providing you with an in-depth look at all of WRA'sopportunities. We are confident that once you come to campusyouwill immediately experience "All Things Uniquely Reserve."

School Reviews

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We have a Junior and Freshman at Reserve, and couldn't be happier. They have dedicated teachers inside and outside of class, small & interactive classes and a community of support. They both will be well prepared of college.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 396 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,850
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 17 / Feb. 14 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Summit County, OH is $5,389 for elementary schools and $15,947 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Summit County, OH is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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