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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
2522 Grier School Road
Birmingham, PA 16686
Telephone
(814) 684-3000

Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$55,900
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)
$55,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Grier School

Grier School is a girls' boarding school founded in 1853. Students learn in a supportive environment and become emboldened, engaged, and poised for the future. Young women find in-depth scholarship and wide variety in the Grier curriculum. At Grier, girls achieve a balance of analytical thinking, creative expression, and physical fitness. The purposeful balance in offerings ensures students graduate with technical knowledge in STEM and broad skills developed in the humanities, such as the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems.

Grier School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
78 responses
Average ACT
28
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Candlelight graduation
    67%
  • Grier walk-a-thon
    33%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    85%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    300
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Grier School Reviews

    62 reviews
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    My experience with the Grier School has been wonderful. I am so blessed to have attended this school. The school is very diverse and is very involved in its sport and activities, from our extracurriculars to having international students pouring in and expanding their culture to Central PA. Grier has a lot of school spirt and love for all of its students.
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    As an all girls boarding school, Grier boosted a positive studying environment and encouraged its students to strive for both rigorous academics and varied extracurriculars as well. I particularly enjoyed the all-girls atmosphere, as it encouraged my participation and gave me a sense of community unparallelled by any co-ed school.
    The Grier School is a rigorous prep school that is able to make its students feel important. The academics are thorough and the teachers, for the most part, are very dedicated, kind and knowledgeable.