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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
73%
Average Financial Aid
$13,057
From Lake Ridge Academy

Nestled on a beautiful 93-acre campus in North Ridgeville, Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent K-12 school on Cleveland's west side. Our students travel from 40 communities and several international locations to receive an exceptional college prep education while being part of our caring community.

Our well-recognized K-12 curriculum offers hands-on learning experiences with a focus on STEAM, fine arts, and global awareness to graduate creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow. With an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio, each student is known and receives the support they deserve.

Lake Ridge 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
100%
Average SAT
1300
77 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • I love TGWBIS.
    50%
  • Day of Service
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    417
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $74,309
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,067
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $170,500
    National
    $184,700

    Lake Ridge Academy Reviews

    68 reviews
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    As a student here, I find the school very nice, a small school and it is perfect for kids that have problems with bullies, I have to say it is pretty pricey for what you get out of it, maybe if they changed the tuition from going up every year to staying the same, they do not understand mental illness. The dress code is good. Middle school teachers are so nice and understanding, the lower school teachers are too! Sports though... We have good runners and soccer players, that is about it. Personally I think that there should be a football team and a softball team, boys volleyball, and girls football. Overall it is a great school, definitely send your child here!
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    The learning environment is unmatched. All of the teachers are passionate about their subject and truly love teaching. They are always available for extra help or just to talk. The classes are rigorous but if the time and effort is put in, they aren't so hard. The one downfall is the lack of repercussions for the students. There are some students who break school rules constantly and nothing is done to hold them accountable. Other than that, a great school!
    The school is an amazing school, in rural North Ridgeville, just off of the Turnpike. The small class sizes and low student to faculty ratio of 8:1 allows for students to have intimate bonds with teachers, and establishes a real sense of community. I myself help out with the Kindergarten class and they love seeing me. The teacher also really appreciates my help and we text each other all the time now. There are very few schools where teachers treat students in such a way and it's very refreshing.
    On top of all that, the students have a say in the making of the rules. Several years ago, the student Senate passed legislature revising the dress code to be far more casual and allow for more freedom of expression, as well as legislature that limited the number of test and quizzes teachers are allowed to administer to students.