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

Applying

Application Deadline
February 12
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,600
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)
$63,275
Received Financial Aid
51%
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
100%
Average SAT
1370
148 responses
Average ACT
31
91 responses

Wang Innovation Center

A 6,000-square-foot collaborative learning space, Western Reserve Academy’s Wang Innovation Center is the next step in experiential learning, where WRA students can take ideas from concept to completion with state-of-the-art design and production equipment.

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
  • Vespers
    17%
  • Pre Season
    13%
  • Victory Bell
    12%
  • Bicknell Festival
    12%
  • Winter and spring break, convocation
    11%
  • Morning Meeting
    11%
  • Graduation cermony and activities
    9%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    64%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students
    23%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    402
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
    74%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
    61%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    77%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses

    Western Reserve Academy Reviews

    197 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.
    WRA has been a transformative experience for my daughters - one a current student and one an alum. WRA's curriculum is challenging and the talented faculty is dedicated to promoting critical thinking in all areas of learning. The campus is idyllic, as is the village of Hudson, and the campus facilities are unrivaled, especially the Wang Innovation Center. The best decision we ever made was sending our kids to WRA!