An Educational Consultant’s Notes on Grand River Academy
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Grand River Academy. I fell in love with the school.
I was warmly welcomed and felt at home as soon as I stepped on campus. Grand River students were friendly, welcoming, and genuinely happy. The caring faculty values independence and participation from each boy with these two values being taught and practices in locations and forms throughout the lovely campus.
“We achieve-” through effort and through belief– binds the boys and faculty. I felt and witnessed a “never give up attitude” on my tour. This school is flexible, yet structured, and a struggling young boy can be a great success in academics and athletics here and go onto a four year college.
I met with two young men, a rising Jr. from California and a rising senior from Florida. Each had a different story to tell about how he how he came Grand River Academy.
Both had been academically unsuccessful. At Grand River, theses boys have learned to ask for help when needed and gained study habits. Each expressed how he now enjoys learning and has the confidence to push himself in the classroom and beyond. Both boys have tried new sports and like them and will continue them next year.
Faculty at Grand River go the extra mile with each student. Small classes provide time for a tremendous amount of individual attention. Boys with mild learning difference may fit well with Grand River’s programs.
Grand River’s overall program works to build each boy’s self confidence through effort, an ethic of hard work and daily life lessons. A boy cannot get lost on this campus academically or socially.
Grand River keeps its boy busy and productive in all phases of the day and their lives. I found myself observing students and faculty living and practicing the adage “busy boys are good boys.”
If you find yourself in the Cleveland area please stop in and meet Sam Corabi and Christina Hartz you will be in good hands and fall in love with this school if you have a boy who struggles academically.