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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1826
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students396 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Western Reserve Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesC, 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 score1333
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

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


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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."
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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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