Reserve at a Glance

Innovative, welcoming and historic

Founded in 1826, Western Reserve Academy is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Located in Hudson, Ohio, WRA provides students with a transformative, top-ranked, college preparatory education. WRA students are immersed in a supportive community where they gain a global perspective with classmates and teachers from all over the world, and have opportunities and encouragement for growth outside of the classroom. Get to know Western Reserve Academy:

Our Students

  • Coed boarding school for grades 9-12
  • Student body: 400
  • Boarding students: 66%
  • Boys: 56%
  • Girls: 44%
  • Countries: 15
  • States: 24
  • International students: 26%
  • Average SAT: 1360
  • Average ACT: 29
  • Average class size: 12 students

Our Faculty

  • Teaching faculty: 55
  • Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Faculty live on campus: 81%
  • Average years of teaching experience: 18.5
  • Average years teaching at WRA: 11.2
  • Advanced degrees: 91%

Our Campus

  • 190-acres
  • Campus security team patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Ten dormitories
  • 11 state-of-the-art science labs
  • Located near the lush woodlands of Cuyahoga Valley National Park


  • Academic Courses: 152
  • The John D. Ong Library is a 21,000-square-foot building, with a capacity for 45,000 volumes with a computer lab, group study rooms and the school’s archives.
  • Liberal Arts Education
  • Student Advisory Program tailored for each student
  • Specialized partnerships with corporations and organizations
  • Signature Programs: Beyond Reserve, Compass & Saturday Academy
  • ELISA Program: a fully funded, summer study-abroad program
  • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) group is top-ranked in the state and the nation.
  • State-of-the-art Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

College Matriculation (Class of 2016)

  • The 102 members of the WRA Class of 2016 gained acceptances at 212 different colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and abroad.
  • Some of the schools they were accepted to include: Babson College, Barnard College, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Cornell University, Denison University, Emory University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Minerva Schools at KGI, New York University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Ohio State University-Honors, Pomona College, Stanford University, Tufts University, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of California-Berkeley, University of California- Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Southern California, University of St. Andrews, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in STL, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College


  • 400-seat fully equipped theater
  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment
  • Permanent stage with orchestra pit
  • Control room with Mackie 16 x 8 Recording/PA console and Strand Lighting 300 Series 250-channel memory console
  • Scene production shop, plus costume, prop and dressing rooms
  • Two- and three-dimensional studios with work stations
  • Production area for desktop publishing
  • Sculpture and ceramic kiln rooms
  • Traditional darkroom and digital imaging and a fully equipped photography studio
  • Woodworking, architectural design and engineering drawing facilities
  • Computer architectural drawing facilities
  • The Moos Gallery, a year-round art gallery showcase


  • 24 different sports offerings
  • 45 interscholastic teams
  • WRA Stadium with a new turf field (football, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse) and Longstreth Track
  • 10-court tennis complex
  • Varsity and junior varsity baseball fields
  • Varsity and junior varsity softball fields
  • 8 full-size fields for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey
  • 3.1 mile cross country trail

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Boarding Student Tuition: $53,700
  • Day Student Tuition: $35,500
  • Financial Aid: $5.26M awarded yearly
  • The WRA Fund Support, annually: $2.22M
  • Endowment: $103M as of 9/13/16
Western Reserve Academy A Coed, Independent Day & Boarding School for Grades 9-12
Founded In 1826
152 academic courses
Located in Historic Hudson, Ohio
100% Collge Matriculation
190 - Acre Campus
45 Interscholastic Teams
7:1 Student To Teacher Ratio
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