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Our students are free to explore new opportunities and possibilities in a supportive, encouraging environment. Girls are encouraged to try new paths, to follow ambitions, and to pursue leadership roles. In finding her voice and comprehending her value, a student at Grier comes to recognize the power and potential of being a girl in the 21st century. At Grier, girls become emboldened, engaged, and poised for the future.

Grier girls are challenged in the classroom and find support from teachers and peers to develop academic perseverance. In addition, Grier students develop critical thinking and communication skills that empower each girl to step forward, speak out, and get involved.

Students find a wide variety in the Grier curriculum, which offers classes ranging from college preparatory to Advanced Placement® (AP®) and in-depth scholarship through electives and advanced offerings. At Grier, small classes, passionate teachers, and hands-on experiences involve students and immerse them in a culture of achievement. The standards of faculty and instructors are high, as are the levels of concern and support provided to ensure that students experience success.

Grier School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. In addition, Grier is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Heads Network, and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS).

Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

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    Caren Crago 

    Dean of Counseling, Wellness & Residential Life
  • Photo of Erin Guydish Buchholz

    Erin Guydish Buchholz PhD 

    Dean of Students & Belonging\Teacher
  • Photo of Anthony Lang

    Anthony Lang 

    Dean of Faculty\English Dept. Chair
  • Photo of Kara Lawler

    Kara Lawler 

    Head of School/Director of Enrollment and Marketing
  • Photo of Kathryn Barr

    Kathryn Barr 

    Dean of Academics
  • Photo of Suzanne Lyke

    Suzanne Lyke 

    Director of College Counseling
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Grier School

2522 Grier School Rd. | P.O. Box 308; Birmingham, PA 16686-0308
Phone: 814-684-3000 | Fax: 814-684-2177