My son has been there for 2.5 years and has grown tremendously. His grades have gone up and he is involved in clubs and sports. The small class size and the availability of the teachers keeps him on track ...
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Discover your son's potential. Imagine his future. Help him activate his success. Grand River Academy, an all boys boarding school in Austinburg, Ohio, has a proven track record in setting our students up to tackle their futures with gusto.
Each family's road to graduation is unique. From our class sizes to our academic programs, from our extracurricular activities to our summer camps, we help the young men who attend our school activate their academic, emotional, and social potential and prepare them for lifelong achievements.
See what role GRA has in your family's journey.
I wanted to reach out to you to express my appreciation for ALL that you and your staff have done for him this year. I have seen such personal growth and maturity in him and I am so grateful...
I am grateful to you and the entire staff of GRA for the work you did with my son these past two years. His transformation from boyhood to manhood has been amazing to behold...
When classes restarted I went to see the school with my son, but especially to personally meet all those that look after my child for me so well. I call them Guardian Angels...
It's really hard to believe how fast things go. I am really grateful they landed in good hands and with such wonderful people at Grand River Academy. They often compare GRA and their colleges...
It's hard to describe just how much Grand River Academy has come to mean to our family. Not only did the staff at GRA see to it that our son improved his academic performance...
By spring semester we couldn't deny the results we were seeing. His smile was back, his grades were up, and he kept talking about how all of his friends were like brothers...
We make social and emotional learning a priority in our boys' lives. Our student life program works to help educate and grow the young men who come through our doors.
The Foundations Learning Program helps aspiring learners comprehend and then verbalize their individual learning strengths and preferences.
#GivingTuesday is an exciting and important day for the Grand River community! Trustees, alumni, parents, Faculty, staff, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends come together on this global day of giving to make gifts to The Blue and White Fund.
The process of searching for the right college is challenging for both students and parents. At Grand River Academy, our college placement counselors are always available to help guide students through this long and stressful process.
The key to an all-boys boarding school is having teachers who understand the best instructional methods for engaging the male mind.
The Honor Code is not something to be taken lightly - when you sign your name, you are giving your pledge that you are going to strive to carry it out. This does not mean you will be perfect, but does mean you will always work for and seek after the ideal.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I'm excited to kick off our blog series for the new academic year. I would like to start by sharing how thrilled I am to be part of the Grand River community.
"The academy has always been more than a place or school to me. Literally, GRA has been my home and family and leaving my role certainly is not an easy decision."
Success comes in many forms, as seen with this week's Alumni Spotlight, David Peck '09.
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the GRA family from across the years will join together for the Edmund E. "Bud" Field Hall of Excellence Recognition Ceremony, highlighting awards for Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Athlete, Distinguished Service and Distinguished Teacher.
It's that time again! We're over halfway done with summer. How is your son feeling about the upcoming school year?
Check out pictures from our first week of classes and STEAM Academy at GRA.
Grand River Academy is excited to welcome Mr. Tim Oditt to campus as he begins his role as Head of School.
If your son is not performing as well as they should be in school, there are things you can do as a parent to reignite a child's desire to succeed.
Grand River Academy is excited to announce registration is now open for its July Summer STEAM Day on Wednesday, July 18th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You're invited to support our young men, faculty, and staff before the fiscal year ends June 30, 2018 in a
way that is most meaningful to you and your family.
How's your son's summer going so far? Learn some practical tips to help your son over the next few months!
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, sixteen young men proudly graduated from Grand River Academy.
Grand River Academy students who have excelled in the classroom throughout the year were recognized for their hard work.
Graduation at Grand River Academy is the celebration of our school's mission and our students' success. It is the day many of our young men most anticipate and afterwards, look back to as a culmination of their efforts and relationships on campus
Austinburg, OH – May 16, 2018 – Grand River Academy announces Mr. Tim Oditt as next Head of School
The academy welcomed 105 guests on May 5th to the Robert S. Morrison Lecture Center and Bud Field Student Center.
The Class of 2018 college acceptances are rolling in and here are 5 tips to help students ace their college interviews.
Join GRA in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, April 24th.
Meditation for teenage boys? While Grand River Academy students are not performing yoga everyday, teaching mindfulness and meditation has become a daily practice within the Foundations Learning Program.
Join GRA this May during the following events to reminisce on past memories while creating new ones to share!
Take Summer to New Heights at Grand River Academy! July 1st - August 3rd.
On February 28th, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Robert S. Morrison Lecture Center to celebrate the 2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Awards Recipients.
Join the GRA family for its 4th annual evening of philanthropy on Saturday, May 5, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Success comes in many forms, as seen with this week's Alumni Spotlight.
The 2018 Thank-A-Thon at Grand River Academy to speak with all of our wonderful donors throughout this past year!
"I want my students to learn the literature and connect it to their world by embracing the ongoing story of humanity from the past, present, and future."
Grand River Academy is excited to announce registration is now open for its March STEAM Saturday on March 10th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars for January 30th to support the GRA junior varsity and varsity basketball teams - in person or from home!
Last Friday, January 25th, Grand River Academy's Board of Trustees along with Headmaster Viands, welcomed alumni, families, and friends to the largest Mix & Mingle the school had the pleasure of hosting along with welcoming newest board member Mr. John Bardi P'19.
Success comes in many forms, as seen with this week's Alumni Spotlight, Justin Krainz '10.
It was a snowy start in 2013 for GRA's Director of Advancement Kristen Kitchen, who noted, "The temperature was a tropical eighteen degrees that day, but I had never felt more warmth than when I stepped into Armington Hall."
The Grand River Academy Board of Trustees extends a special invitation to you for mid-January!
From the desk of Headmaster Viands, read about his reflection on the past year and plans for 2018.
Students, with the help of the Digital Arts and Multimedia Faculty Rick Thomas, captured this video to wish everyone a happy holidays!
The first winter snow is always a big deal at Grand River Academy, and this past week did not disappoint, as campus was blanketed by many inches during the week!
Help your family go from surviving to thriving this holiday break with this podcast and infographic!
Students are leading the way for innovation at Grand River Academy during the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
Community members and local business owners joined together on November 30th at the Robert S. Morrison Lecture Center at Grand River Academy to participate in GRA's Never Stop Learning Faculty Led Discussions.
What impact can the many friends of GRA make today through their generosity?
Listen (or read) to GRA's Podcast regarding social media and your son.
For the past two weeks, students at Grand River Academy held a blanket drive to help keep the homeless in Ashtabula warm this winter.
Join GRA for our second in a series of discussions to learn about hidden gems in our area during the upcoming holiday season!