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About This School

Western Reserve Academy is a private high school in Hudson. The principal of Western Reserve Academy is Mr. Christopher D. Burner '80 and can be contacted at burnerc@wra.net. 387 children attend Western Reserve Academy and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. Hudson High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Asian 9%
White, non-Hispanic 75%
Hispanic 6%
Multiracial 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    These are teachers who care. They are going to do their best to see not only that you succeed as a student but to help you grow as a person and as a citizen. Teachers genuinely want to get to know kids on an individual basis and Reserve enables this as students are in class with teachers on the athletic field with them and eating at the dinner table with their families in the dining hall.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son just graduated from WRA and I have a daughter who will graduate from WRA in two years. Both my children have been challenged academically and in athletics. Excellent inspiring knowledgeable and carrying teachers make WRA even more special. WRA graduates are very well prepared for a successful future in any college they choose to attend. WRA also provides interested students with great opportunities to participate in various artistic theatrical or musical programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    WRA is a highly competitive academically strong school that builds character as well as knowledge. It has done wonders for my daughter demanding much of her but at the same time giving her the resources to succeed. The faculty is top notch and are readily available after hours to help. The dress code is stringent classes are held on Saturdays and the classes are small and intimate. It is a great school for students who want to be challenged and prepared for a rigorous college education. It is expensive but aid is available and in this case you do get what you pay for.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a rising 4-year senior at WRA and I can honestly say that I have recieved the best education I could ever ask for. Reserve is like my second family and I couldn't ask for a more loving community. The sports are great and there is always something to do on campus. I am a boarding student and I believe that by boarding I was able to get a feel for dorm life and how life will be when I go to college in a year. -Julia R. '08

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been great for me. I learned so much during my time there and really grew as a person becoming more a more confident assertive and well rounded person than I was when I first started. This school has amazing opportunities in terms of extracurriculars and the teachers are great and are always willing to help you out with whatever problems you have whether they are personal or academic; they have a great support system in place. In addition the school has really great resources. They could have better social options but the parent groups really do as much as they can and are great especially in helping boarding students celebrate holidays and especially during exam weeks. This school was overall a great place and one would be hard pressed to find a school as great as this one.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love WRA because of the teachers and sports.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have attended WRA since my freshmen year. As most of these reviews have said the campus is beautiful and 99% of the teachers are great. However some should not be teaching at any school let alone one of this reputation. From personal experience this school is just a business not an educational institution. Spending $18 million on a gymnasium that is beyond extravagant and unnecessary is just for pure advertisement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a freshman at WRA and Love it. Yes it is challenging but I know it will prepare me for college and beyond. The diversity of students and variety of classes make this a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very academically challenging with a large amount of homework and required extra curricular activities. That being said teachers are highly involved always willing to help outside of normal hours and have a strong desire to see students succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been attending Western Reserve Academy for 2 years now and it has been hard. Academically the school is very challenging and very few pupils average better then a 6.5 (which is rediculous). Sports at Reserve are not very good except for the lacrosse team. If you are hoping to play a sport at the NCAA level besides lacrosse WRA is not the school for you. Overall I have not had a good experience at Reserve and would not recommend it to kids that like to have fun.

  • (9 years ago)

    Yes Western Reserve Academy is a beautiful school. The teachers are great the dorm life is nice and the academics are strong but there is always a downside to a school. The headmaster is great at enlarging the campus but he doesn't know more than half of his students or what grade they are in. The Academy is known for their academics but have been focusing on building the athletic complex. Yes a school needs nice athletic facilities but why not work more on the academic buildings and the dormitories (especially the female dormitories.) Another downside is the grading scale a 7 point scale. When students are looking to apply to colleges schools are a little thrown off by the GPA. Colleges don't realize how difficult the academics at Reserve are. A 5.5 which is honor roll at WRA is a 3.2 when you convert to a 4 point scale.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've only been here for two years and I can already say that Reserve has been the most remarkable educational experience I have ever had. The beautiful campus takes on a spacious New England style with beautiful brick buildings. The faculty here are extremely well-knowledged (60% have masters degrees or doctorates) and are not just faculty but mentors coaches and life-long friends for many alumni. The boarding experience is incredible and I hear from many alumni Reserve dorm life is excellent preparation for college life. There is an $18 000 000 fieldhouse being constructed several athletic fields a completely renovated science building with computer-equipped labs a 50 000 volume library an arts building with drama art and dance studios and a rigorous curriculum one that teaches the value of time management. It's extremely difficult to earn straight 7's and 6.5's here (the equivalent of A's at most other schools).

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a freshman at WRA. He is a boarding student. He is receiving excellent academic instruction from his teachers who are all available into the night for extra help if needed. The sports are excellent. The headmaster has been there for 20+ years and knows each student by name. WRA has a nice midwestern feel. I couln't be happier. Brenda G.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school with all my heart and without it I would not have has as many opportunities and I would not be the person I am today. --Marie '01

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a top notch school. It is very strong academically with a caring teaching staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is better than excellant. You may want to check out their website at www.wra.net. This school has over a 176 year tradition for instilling excellence integrity and compassion in its students. It has been listed as one of America's most outstanding prep schools (according to US World News and Report) and has facilities etc. that more than rival colleges. All the sudents (100%)that graduate go on to complete a four degree and attend the most prestigious colleges in the United States. It is also listed on the National Registar for historic places. Most the teachers have master's degrees. If you want your child to learn values that last a life time and believe in life long learning and friendships you should check out Western Reserve Academy.

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