Western Reserve Academy, founded in 1826, is a place where opportunities to dream, achieve and contribute surround every student.
Our beautiful galleries, stages and athletic facilities are the backdrop for culture, camaraderie and competition.
Our connections to causes in our community and beyond invite Pioneers to make a difference, not for the sake of putting points on the board for college, but instead to leave permanent marks in their hearts and minds.
We're the only high school that offers cancer immunology courses and our students conduct research that's published in scholarly journals.
We've also been named the best school in the state for STEM, thanks to our Wang Innovation Center, a 6,000-square-foot, hands-on, high-tech idea incubator.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 441 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,850
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / Feb. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1826

Student Body

Total Students
441 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Western Reserve Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
88%
Average Class Size
14 students
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
Feb. 11 / Feb. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$65,850 boarding / $39,600 day
% on Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$28,881
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jenni Biehn
Endowment Size
$114 million

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School Notes

  • Western Reserve Academy is a tight-knit, diverse community with over 400 students who come from 28 states and 31 countries. Known for our academic rigor, our faculty (90 percent of whom live on campus) push students to reach their full potential, often helping students realize heights they never considered. Beyond the classroom, our athletic teams, drama, music, dance, art programs and student clubs help students put into action what they have learned in our discussion-based classes.The academic rigor is set against a backdrop of Midwestern values that help us achieve excellence while living with integrity and compassion.
  • We strongly encourage you to visit our campus. At WRA, we meet with every applicant and family. We are committed to getting to know you and providing you with an in-depth look at all of WRA's opportunities. We are confident that once you come to campus you will immediately experience "All Things Uniquely Reserve."
Source: Verified school update

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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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 441 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,850
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / Feb. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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