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The Academy’s curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on helping those students who can benefit from the extra attention offered in a boarding program.

Our location, in the small rural community of Austinburg, Ohio, allows for a harmonious blend of the traditional past and the practical present.

Our size of 115 students allows for much individual attention, both in class and out, and ultimately gives all students the chance to gain real identity.


Grand River Academy - a second home to many

The Grand River Academy accepts young men in grades 8 through 12 and a post-graduate year.

We believe that responsible and educated students are developed through a structured yet flexible atmosphere for intellectual, social, and physical growth (We call this our 360-degree Approach to Education)

Students, including those who are not working near their potential, are assisted in preparing for a college education after graduation.

An integral part of the program is the dedicated staff, whose members emphasize individual attention for every student willing to make a commitment to his education, to personal growth, and to a better understanding of the society in which he must function.


Grand River Academy - At a Glance




  • 115 students representing 20 states and 8 countries


  • 200 acres in northeastern Ohio
  • 5 Dormitories (West Hall, Warren Hall, North Hall, Mastin Hall, Shepard Hall)
  • Bud Field Student Center
  • Robert Morrison Lecture Center
  • 3 Classroom Buildings (Green Hall, Bauder Hall, Skeggs Hall)
  • Gates Library
  • Gymnasium
  • Two Athletic Fields / Baseball Field


  • Over 50 courses offered
  • Extra help sessions held daily
  • Supervised evening study hall
  • Average class size is 8
  • Learning Center


  • Interscholastic sports include: Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Lacrosse, Bowling and Tennis (We subscribe to the “no cut” philosophy)
  • Extensive afternoon activity program for those not participating on an athletic team.


  • Over 2000 Alumni

Associations and Accreditation:

  • Accredited by ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States)
  • NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)
  • TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools)
  • IBSC (International Boys Schools Coalition)
  • ODE (Ohio Department of Education)
  • OAIS (The Ohio Association of Independent Schools)