Ohio may only have a handful of boarding schools, but among them is Western Reserve Academy which is one of the most noted Midwestern boarding schools. Boarding schools in this state tend to offer students the choice to live on or off campus (with family) allowing for great diversity and a localized experience.
Boarding Schools in OH
Gilmour Academy, a coeducational Catholic school for students from preschool to grade 12, is located on 144 acres in Gates Mills, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. The school was founded in 1946 by nine religious brothers from the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Gilmour Academy operates a Montessori preschool, an elementary program, a middle school program (seventh and eighth grades) and a high school (ninth to 12th grades). A boarding…
Official Website: http://www.gilmour.org/
The Grand River Academy, located in Austinburg, Ohio, sits on 200 acres on the Grand River. It was founded in 1831 by Dr. Orestes K. Hawley. It’s a private boarding school for boys, grades 9 – 12. It’s home for boys from across the United States and around the globe.
It offers a five day boarding program as well as seven day. Tuition for the five day is…
Official Website: http://www.grandriver.org/
The Marsh Foundation School is an alternative boarding school located in Van Wert, Ohio. It serves young people age 7 through 17 whose opportunities to lead productive lives have been diminished due to various personal and family circumstances.
The school was founded by Mr. George H. Marsh and has a history dating back to 1922. Folklore has it that Mr. Marsh and his wife saw two impoverished…
Official Website: http://marshfoundation.org/
Building responsible Christian citizens since 1893, Mount Vernon Academy is a coed boarding school owned and operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. More than 7,000 people have attended this Mount Vernon, Ohio campus over the years.
Teachers are highly educated, with many of them holding a Master’s Degree. MVA has a strong academic curriculum of required and elective high school courses, and an Honors Diploma college prep…
Official Website: http://www.mvacademy.org/
Founded in 1837, the Olney Friends School is a co-educational boarding and day school in Barnesville, Ohio. The school is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and offers a college preparatory program to students in grades 9-12.
The 10 faculty members employ teaching methods based the traditional “unprogrammed” Quaker worship service. Students ask questions and seek their own truth as part of the learning process.
Official Website: http://www.olneyfriends.org/
The Andrews School is a co-ed day and boarding school. The campus is located on 300 acres in Willoughby, OH. The Andrews School offers day school for grades PK to 12, and boarding school for grades 7-12. Graduating students have a 100% college acceptance rate.
With its University prep courses, AP curriculum, and small class sizes, The Andrews School has the education that you want for your…
Official Website: http://www.andrewsosborne.org/
Western Reserve Academy is located in Hudson, OH, about 30 miles south of Cleveland. Founded in 1826 by David Hudson, who also founded the city of Hudson, it is a co-ed academy whose focus is on the whole student by including course work in the arts and athletics.
Originally, the academy was an academy and college. At the end of the 1800′s the college broke off and moved…
Official Website: http://www.wra.net/