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Head of School's Welcome



I am pleased to welcome you to Grand River Academy, and I hope our website offers you some insight into our school, our mission, and our dedication to our students. As the Interim Head of School, I can personally tell you that our entire Faculty and staff is here for one reason: to help young men grow and achieve academically, emotionally, personally, and socially. While we facilitate this growth  through a number of ways, we mainly do so through constant support and guidance, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Grand River Academy has been a staple of Northeast Ohio since its founding in 1831. While our school has seen many changes over the course of its long history, GRA has always been a place for young men to activate their potential in a powerful way. While we are a college preparatory academy, boasting 100% college placement, we also have a number of resources and support systems in place to help each student succeed inside and outside of the classroom. With a licensed counselor on staff and our unique Productive Growth Counseling Center, we are equipped to support students who may need these valuable resources during their high school years. 

I encourage you to spend some time exploring our website and get a better feel for what a unique institution Grand River Academy truly is. However, I also encourage you to reach out to our Admissions Team through an inquiry form to gain a complete understanding of how Grand River Academy activates the potential within every young man who steps onto our campus. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school, and I hope to see you on campus soon!

Chris Ames

Interim Head of School

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