Academics at GRA's College Prep All-Boys School
Grand River Academy believes that any student can thrive in the right environment. We guide every young man who enters the Academy to reach his full potential academically, socially, and morally. Designed specifically for boys, we view our all-boys college preparatory school as an avenue to develop young men into exceptional, contributing citizens.
As a top boarding school in Ohio, GRA's active and engaging learning environments focus on creation and collaboration, and motivating students to realize and achieve their true potential. With experienced and dedicated faculty and staff members who are experts at teaching boys, every young man develops qualities of character, honor, sportsmanship, empathy, and a passion for life-long learning. More than a boarding school education, GRA fosters a close-knit and supportive 'Community of One' - a home away from home, a family, and a place where enduring friendships take hold.
College Placement & Guidance Counseling
Our ultimate goal is to develop successful, ethical, capable citizens.
Our program is designed for college placement, each boy's next stepping stone toward that end goal. Our concentration on academic success naturally leads to college options that fit each student's needs and interests.
High School Credit Recovery
Young men make up a large portion of failing grades, disciplinary referrals, drop outs, and learning disability diagnoses. They don't plan to fail high school classes. Instead, they get derailed along the way by external factors and internal struggles.
College Prep Curriculum & Courses
Your son can reach his full potential. At Grand River Academy young men experience an academic philosophy focused on learning how to learn. This process of learning is reflected in each class. Study skills, time management techniques, note-taking strategies, college prep curriculum, and test preparation methods are taught and reinforced in all aspects of our college prep boarding school environment. At GRA, it’s not just about getting your son into a college or university; it’s about developing the attributes he needs to be a successful, ethical, and capable citizen.
ESL International Students
The International Student Program (ESL)
Are you considering English-speaking boarding schools for teen boy? At Grand River Academy, students from China, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Rwanda, Togo, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia, Venezuela and Canada have made our campus in Northeast Ohio in the United States a vibrant and flourishing community. Each student finds his home-away-from-home at GRA through our International Student Program. He’s placed in the Beginning ESL, Intermediate ESL, or Mainstream track based on his previous experience, and we guide him through our college-preparatory curriculum, providing the knowledge he needs to succeed in university and beyond.
Guide to Boys' Education
Your Guide to Boys' Education
Are you considering boarding school and don’t know where to start? Are you looking for tips on how to approach education with a child with ADHD or executive functioning issues? Explore our resource center of guides for parents and educators to find the guidance you’re looking for.
Motivating Students in an All Boys School
There are a lot of reasons that contribute to boys becoming unmotivated students. Grand River Academy is creating an environment that provides extrinsic student motivation for young men to engage with their classes, teachers, and fellow students.
High School for Students with ADHD & Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities cover a wide range of disorders that negatively impact learning. GRA helps students overcome their learning disabilities by having instructors who are able to spend enough time with them to help them develop effective learning strategies