Founded in 1826 as a preparatory school for Western Reserve College, Western Reserve Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation and the premier school of its kind in the Midwest. WRA offers a challenging curriculum that prepares our 400 students for future academic success—and for leading purposeful, fulfilling lives. Attending WRA is a transformational experience, where students learn to strive for excellence, live with integrity and act with compassion.
Why Boarding School?
Unlike teachers at day schools, boarding school faculty members are always 'on duty'; and through dedication and personal committment, they impart a lasting education that extends beyond the classroom. For almost 200 years, WRA's faculty has displayed an appreciation for learning and a passion for excellence. With a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, all WRA students become intimately involved in the learning process and develop close relationships with their teachers and peers. WRA offers top-notch academics combined with outstanding extracurricular opportunities.