Boarding schools in Central Pennsylvania: Private boarding school for girls. College prep boarding programs for middle school/ high school students, residential education in Central PA, east of Pittsburgh.
The Grier School: Located in Birmingham, east of Pittsburgh in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, the Grier School is a private boarding school for girls in grades 7 through post-graduate year and admits girls regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. In addition to a college preparatory curriculum with AP courses and SAT and ACT college prep courses we also provide a learning skills program, an enriching arts program, an extensive athletics program, a horseriding program, summer school, TOEFL and ESL programs.
Residential Life: At Grier, the dormitory areas of the building are supervised by housemothers whose sole responsibility on campus is to oversee the life in the dorms. Housemothers are mature women who have raised families themselves. Their most important quality is that they like young people. Housemothers do daily room inspections to guarantee that girls keep orderly rooms with beds made and possessions organized.
School / Office Address:Birmingham, 2522 Grier School Rd.
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.
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