200 Years: WRA's Bicentennial Celebration

Kicking Off With the Total Solar Eclipse

Our celebration has only just begun. Today we are gathered in the spirit of community to celebrate two special occasions, a rare solar eclipse seen in its totality, and the nearing 200th birthday of Western Reserve Academy. The convergence of these two impactful events may be coincidental but their synergy and meaning are undeniably entwined.

- Head of School Suzanne Walker Buck
April 8th, 2024 | Eclipse Day

On Monday, April 8, on the turf of the WRA Stadium, the Western Reserve Academy community took in the extraordinary celestial spectacle of a Total Solar Eclipse. It is a rare thing to live in the path of totality — just as it is rare, and special, for a high school to turn 200 years old. What a perfect event to begin our Bicentennial celebrations. Read the full event recap here.

More On the Horizon

Our Eclipse Day celebration was only the beginning! As we approach our 200th year in 2026, we have big plans and programming ahead. Below we've highlighted some of the upcoming initiatives and Bicentennial events, with a comprehensive timeline and events calendar to come.

A Bicentennial only comes around once. Don't miss this chance to join the celebration and stay tuned for more!