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Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
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Introduction

Looking for girls boarding school USA? Grier School in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, US is the one to consider! The Grier School is an independent boarding school for girls, offering grades 7-12 and it is set in Central Pennsylvania. Grier has a huge offer of study programs and students may find such curriculum as: the arts, athletics with Advanced Placement programs, Elite Scholars classes, and the one complete TOEFL/SAT program which students find really useful. At the moment, the school is composed of 307 students from 30 different states of the USA and 16 foreign countries.

TOEFL. In a typical academic year, Griers school is composed of students from 15 or more foreign nationalities. Because of the fact that many of these international students possess only the basic knowledge of English language, Grier school has come up with an ESL program which cooperates with different academic departments in order to meet the demands of each student. ESL is an intensive and comprehensive program which is designed especially for the international students.


Our 300 students enjoy a well-rounded education in academics, athletics and the arts. Signature programmes: art, dance and riding. Five teachers offer introductory and advanced art courses utilizing Grier's five spacious art rooms and photography studio. The art staff assists students with the preparation of portfolios that may be required for admission to post-secondary studies. Courses are offered: A.P. Portfolio Drawing/Painting Graphic Arts Fabric Arts/Batik Printmaking Photography I, II, and II/Advanced Photography Ceramics/Pottery Wheel Metals/Jewelry Stagecraft Costume Design. Pre-professional Dance Program Grier Dance includes an auditioned co-curricular program for young women interested in dancing professionally. Dancers enrolled in the program attend their college-preparatory academic classes in the morning and spend the remainder of their day, from 12:30-6:30, in the dance studio. During this time, girls in the pre-professional program take ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary classes. These dancers join other students in hip hop, tap, and stretch/strengthening classes for a total of 30 hours of dance instruction each week. No matter the genre, a dancer in our pre-professional program will be well prepared for college and company auditions. Riding at Grier School offers students the opportunity to develop skills through several programs designed to help riders achieve their equestrian goals. Anywhere from two to five days a week, students ride with Grier’s professional riding staff. The facilities include four barns, two outdoor rings, two heated indoor arenas, and miles of trails. In order to accommodate all skill levels, the Grier School owns 50 horses which range from the quietest of horses up to high-level show-jumpers. Grier also offers boarding for privately owned horses. The school's equestrian program emphasizes two styles of riding: English, which encompasses the classic hunter/jumper style, and Western which focuses on the horsemanship and reining disciplines. The fundamentals taught within the Grier School Stables’ program stretch far beyond these two formats—our staff is proficient in an array of disciplines and willing to help tailor each individuals needs into the daily program. Athletics.Fall Dance, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Cheerleading, Soccer, Volleyball, Kick Boxing, Personal Fitness, Swimming, Badminton Winter Dance, Horseback Riding, Basketball, Fencing, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Skiing, Personal Fitness Spring Dance, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Cheerleading, Aqua-aerobics, Personal Fitness, Swimming.

Fees

  • 7 days boarding: from 45 800 USD
  • 5 days boarding: N/A
  • Day school only cost: from 22 500 USD

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 237 0 237
Day School: 25 0 25

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Why Should You Choose this School?

American University, Babson College, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Case Western Reserve University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Columbia College, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, University of Arizona, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, Virginia Tech, University of Texas.

Academic life

  • Course languages offered:
    English

Interests & Activities

  • Support programs
    ADD/ADHD Support, ESL: Advanced, ESL: Beginning, ESL: Intermediate, Learning Differences Support
  • Languages & Humanities Courses
    • Foreign Languages Courses
      Chinese Mandarin, French, Latin, Spanish
  • Advanced programs
    AP Courses, Postgraduate Year

Summer Programs

Session 1 (3 weeks): Sunday, June 24 – Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuition Cost: $4350

Programming available:

Recreational

• Art • Musical Theatre

• Dance • Horseback Riding

Intensives (3 weeks stay required; on-site audition upon arrival or video skill demonstration)

• Dance

• Horseback Riding - $400 additional fee

• Advanced Riding Option – opportunity to participate in off campus rated show

(additional fees)

Session 2 (3 weeks): Sunday, July 15 – Saturday, August 4, 2018

Tuition Cost: $4350

Programming available:

Recreational

• Art • Musical Theatre

• Dance • Horseback Riding

Intensives (3 week stay required; on-site audition upon arrival or video submission of skills)

• Musical Theatre

• Horseback Riding - $400 additional fee

• Advanced Riding Option – opportunity to participate in off campus rated show

(additional fees)

Sessions can be combined to create 4, 5, & 6 week camp experiences. Campers may choose 1

or 2 weeks stay options; early departure may be arranged through the Camp Office.

Recreational programming is available for any camper interested in participating in a session

lasting less than 3 weeks.


1 week stay - $1450 2 week stay - $2900 3 week stay - $4350

4 week stay - $5800 5 week stay - $7250 6 week stay - $8300


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Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools
Grier School: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA | Best Boarding Schools

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Location Description

By PLANE: University Park Airport (SCE), which serves over 280,000 total passengers annually, has undergone a number of improvements over the past few years. The latest enhancements are the addition of an operating Airport Traffic Control Tower, a renovation to the airline terminal and expanded terminal parking. In addition, we continually look to improve commercial air service to complement the existing service of Delta, United and US Airways. We meet regularly with airline representatives to discuss service to new destinations. Daily jet service to a major hub in the Midwest for improved domestic and international connections is currently a priority as is our effort to restore service to the southeast U.S. It is 30 miles from school. Altoona Airport (AOO) is served by U.S. Airways with numerous flights in and out each day, all of which connect through Washington, Dulles. This airport is actually south of Altoona, located about 35 miles from Grier's campus. Pittsburgh Airport is about 2 1/2 hours (±) from Grier. Washington Dulles Airport is about 3 hours (±) from Grier. Baltimore Washington Airport is about 3 1/2 hours from Grier. Philadelphia International Airport is about 3 3/4 hours from Grier. By TRAIN: AMTRAK continues some service along the tracks that go through our valley. The train stops in Tyrone, or in Altoona, but only in Altoona if the student is an unaccompanied minor. By CAR: From points SOUTH, Interstate 99 comes all the way to Tyrone so there is uninterrupted interstate highway access from the major cities to the south of the school (Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Columbus, OH) The Tyrone exit is Exit 48. Once off of I-99, follow Rt. 453 SOUTH for approximately 2 1/4 miles. The Grier School entrance is on the left. Since Grier is a boarding school for girls that values privacy, there is only one sign indicating the school's entrance. For this reason, it is advised that visitors begin to slow down and prepare for the turn into the entrance just after they pass the small road sign for "Birmingham." The small village of Birmingham is adjacent to the school. From points WEST travelers may follow Rt. 22 EAST from Pittsburgh as it comes through the Allegheny Highland region of Pennsylvania. Follow Rt. 22 EAST to the point where it intersects with I-99. Follow I-99 NORTH to exit 48 in Tyrone. Travelers coming from Cleveland or the northern part of Ohio should follow I-80 EAST to exit 123 at Woodland. From there, follow Routes 322 EAST and 350 EAST which connects to I 99 just north of Tyrone. Follow I-99 SOUTH to Exit 48 in Tyrone. From points NORTH and EAST, Rt. 220/I-99 and I-80 provide quite good connections. (Upstate New York, New York City, New Jersey) Travelers coming from New York, New Jersey and New England should drive WEST on I 80. Exit at Exit 161 near Bellefonte and follow Rt. 220/I-99 SOUTH to Tyrone, Exit 48. Once off the highway, follow Rt. 453 SOUTH for approximately 2 1/4 miles until you see the sign for The Grier School. Turn left into the school driveway and climb the hill, following the directions indicated by signs for the admissions office. After you have gone around the front of the school, you will drive through a covered walkway which we call "The Colonnade." Immediately after this point, turn and park the car with the front of the car facing the Ivy Court with its fountain in the middle. Travelers from Philadelphia may follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike WEST to Exit 11 in Bedford. From there, follow I 99 NORTH to Tyrone Exit 48. Once off I-99, follow Rt. 453 SOUTH for approximately 2 1/2 miles to The Grier School.

Address

Rt. 453, P.O. Box 308, Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA 16686 , Tyrone, Pennsylvania, United States, Postcode - 16686
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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