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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B-

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$49,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Grand River Academy

Established in 1831, Grand River Academy is an all-boys college preparatory boarding school that provides a transformative experience for each young man so that he can flourish and succeed. Our students come from all over the world to help enrich the GRA community and develop a global mindset. With supportive and structured classes, teachers and students collaborate in developing methods for the students to learn best. By focusing on strengths, he is empowered to take control of his education and his future. It's about inspiring growth, realizing potential, and gaining independence.

Grand River Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
12 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Going home
    67%
  • Spirit Week
    33%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    85
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    3:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    33%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses

    Grand River Academy Reviews

    16 reviews
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    I have seen the positive impact that GRA has had on so many different young men. The faculty and staff are dedicated to help each student reach their goals. I highly recommend Grand River to anyone looking for a boarding option!
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    The staff and teachers care about the boys and it is clear that they want to help their students be successful. The campus is pretty, the dorm rooms are basic – it isn’t the fanciest boarding school, but they get the job done. Most of the teachers live on campus, which helps when anyone needs special attention. They have a variety of class options, particularly around their “intensive” sessions that last 2 weeks. There are a lot of activities to keep students occupied. My son has been there for 2.5 years and has grown tremendously. His grades are up and he is in a club and sports. Small class sizes and the availability of the teachers keeps him on track. The teachers encourage him and applaud his successes; they will get on his case if he needs that too. He was failing in the public school and I couldn’t help him anymore. GRA staff and teachers stepped in and started him on a positive path.
    My son attended for 1 year. Being away from home in an academically supportive environment was a good step for him. However, GRA did not challenge him or help him grow his skills. Concerns we had when entering are all still present.