Grand River Academy

Grand River Academy is a private college preparatory boarding and day school that helps young men activate their academic, emotional, and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success. Established in 1831, GRArsquos private boarding school has celebrated 185 years of education for young men in grades 8-12, and is nationally recognized as one of the few remaining boarding schools of its kind in the United States.

GRA offers a distinguished non-military, nonsectarian, all-male college preparatory education that continues to make strides in developing the total young man. Learn more about what sets GRA apart from public and other private schools, including the Academyrsquos 360-degree approach and 100% college placement rate.

The Foundations Learning Program is an elective program that provides comprehensive academic support for students with learning challenges looking for alternative treatments. While any student with a learning challenge can benefit from the Foundations Learning Program (FLP) services, the majority of students enrolled in the FLP exhibit high incidence disabilities, such as learning disorders and AD/HD.

The goal of the Foundations Learning Program is to assist the student in developing more effective learning strategies to reach his full potential as a self-directed learner. The Foundations Learning Program instructor builds a strong relationship with the student through appreciative listening and helps him to explore and understand how he learns. Daily sessions with the Learning Program Instructor are designed to promote independent learning through individualized tutorials that emphasize learning strategies, organizational skills, time management and self-advocacy.

The Foundations Learning Program includes:

  • Daily meetings with an FLP instructor
  • Monitoring student progress regularly and communicating with the studentrsquos teachers
  • Test preparation, test-taking strategies and testing accommodations
  • Helping students identify preferred learning styles and applying effective methods
  • Helping students plan for effective time management
  • Encouraging self-advocacy skills
  • Providing strategies for effective note-taking, studying, etc.
  • Providing and/or recommending assistive technology as needed
Provider Information
Peter Wickman
3042 College Street ,Austinburg,OH