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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
115 College St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Telephone
(330) 650-4400

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,750
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)
$56,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Western Reserve Academy

Founded in 1826, Western Reserve Academy is Ohio's top boarding and day school. We are a diverse, dynamic and close-knit community of 400 students from 26 states and 16 countries. WRA's innovative curriculum includes College Level courses for greater depth and rigor and a 6,000 square-foot dream space equipped with every technological tool to take projects from concept to completion.

Located in historic Hudson, OH, our 190-acre campus was recently named the most beautiful private high school in Ohio by Architectural Digest. Campus is a quick walk to a vibrant downtown and a short ride to the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland. We look forward to learning more about you.

Western Reserve 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
1360
93 responses
Average ACT
31
59 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Vespers
    21%
  • Pre Season
    14%
  • Bicknell Festival
    14%
  • Victory Bell
    12%
  • Morning Meeting
    10%
  • Graduation cermony and activities
    10%
  • Winter and spring break, convocation
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
405
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses

Western Reserve Academy Reviews

168 reviews
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I couldn't fathom rating Reserve anything less than five stars. From the first day of preseason to commencement, my life revolved around WRA; it's truly a lifestyle. If you'll allow me to informally list what I hold dear about Reserve, I'll do so. There's deep tradition, memorable and heartfelt events, the best of friends, innovation and technology at every corner, a plethora of opportunity, Reserve Green, 1.5 hour award ceremonies that you strangely miss, advisors that are like family, teachers that will have you over to their house for help, a menu that will make you excited for lunch, an athletic system that allows you to try new sports at no risk, a beautiful campus, and an unmatched experience that will be sure to leave you speechless when you finish your four years. I apologize for the monstrosity of a list but its honestly quite short for what I have to say about Reserve. Go green!
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I love western reserve! As the promo video states, I have found myself here at western reserve. The classes are challenging and I really do develop relationships with my teachers. My friends are incredible people. There are some issues with terms of money separating students and the stress is intense. Almost every student is anxious and it can be a bit suffocating. The three sports a season rule is a bit annoying but since they offer adequate alternatives to doing an actual sport (art sport, music sport, etc) I don’t think it’s too bad. Overall, WRA has been a great experience for me in academics, relationships, and in finding myself.
So many wonderful things about WRA! Passionate faculty who clearly love their subjects (walk the halls of the science building and it's lined with journals and reading material), generous staff who build relationships with the kids and a rigorous curriculum. My son says "at WRA, they work hard and they play hard". I am impressed with how the faculty takes every student and works to grow them as learners. For example, my daughter did so well her first semester, her adviser called a meeting of her faculty to see how they could continue to challenge her. That really impressed me!