History

Founded in 1826 and located in historic Hudson, Ohio, Western Reserve Academy is a mid-sized coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9-12.

Overview

Region
Cleveland OH Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Other(Urban fringe of Large City)
Campus Size (Acres) 190
Head of School Christopher D. Burner '80
Endowment $97.7 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.wra.net/
Director of Admission Anne Sheppard
Admission Application Apply to Western Reserve Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 for domestic applicants; $150 for those applicants residing outside of the United States.
Application Deadline(s) December 15, 2010 for Day Student Applicants; January 15, 2011 for Boarding Student Applicants
Financial Aid Deadline(s) December 15, 2011 for Day Student Applicants; January 15, 2011 for Boarding Student Applicants
Financial Aid Awarded $3.6 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 34%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (PSAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $28,900.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $40,700.00
International Student Tuition $40,700.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 390
Boys 206
Girls 184
% Boys/Girls 53% Boys, 47% Girls
Boarding Students 249
Day Students 141
International
Other (Approximately 16% of WRA's student body)
United States
Other (Our student body includes students from 25 states and 17 countries)
Majority of students come from Other(Midwest)
% of Students of Color
% of International Students 16

Academics

Full Time Faculty 63
Part Time Faculty 7
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 81
% of Faculty with Doctorate
% of Faculty with Masters
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs  
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Architecture
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Calculus
Chemistry
Chinese
Ethics
Fine Arts
German
Other (Senior Seminar)
Physics
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Literature
European History
French Language
German Language
Latin: Vergil
Physics C
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math)
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)
Average SAT I Scores (Writing)
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Two or more WRA graduates matriculated to each of the following colleges and universities over the past three years:

American University, Amherst College, Babson College, Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon, University, Case Western Reserve University, College of Charleston, Colby College, Colgate University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Denison University, Dickinson College, Duke University, Elon University, Emory University, Franklin and Marshall College, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Carroll University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lafayette College, Miami University, Oxford, University of Michigan, Middlebury College, Morehouse College, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Oxford College of Emory University, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, Rollins College, Sewanee: The University of the South, University of Southern California, Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, Tulane University, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee University, Washington University in St. Louis, Williams College, The College of Wooster, Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100% College Placement

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (riflery)
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
dance
fitness
rock climbing
swimming
table tennis
ultimate frisbee
walking
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Investment Club
Key Club
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
Quiz Bowl
Radio Station
Recycling Club
Relaxation Club
Ski Club
Spirit Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook
Young Democrats
Young Republicans

Notes

The campus at Western Reserve Academy is expansive and spectacular. WRA’s Brick Row is one of the most historic and well preserved brick rows in the nation. From the central quad and sculptured landscaping, to the unique architecture of our cornerstone Chapel, the welcoming surroundings exceed expectations of a classic academic environment. Traditions, such as a dress code, Saturday classes and regular sit-down meals, are respected and appreciated.

Yet, WRA is so much more.

It is our intimate community of independent thinkers, passionate learners, athletes, risk-takers, caring parents, innovative teachers and philanthropists who make Western Reserve Academy a truly special place. Supported by this unique and compassionate group of people, WRA creates an even playing field for learning and exciting opportunities for leadership. Among diverse individuals who often learn from each other and with ample access to experienced faculty, WRA students move quickly beyond stereotypes to step out of their comfort zones with confidence.

Whether in the classroom, on the basketball court, in the dining room, on the stage or in the dormitory, Western Reserve Academy’s community fosters success, embraces independence and encourages individual differences.