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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.

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.

Directions to Grier School

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  • Using GPS

    If you use a GPS to find Grier School, an all-girls boarding school, input 2522 Grier School Road, Birmingham, PA for directions. This will bring you to one of our entrances, but we suggest you travel on Rt. 453 SOUTH for approximately 2 1/2 miles from Tyrone to our driveway that has the sign pictured below.

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  • By Car: From Points North & East

    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.

    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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  • By Car: From Points West

    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.

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  • By Car: From Points South

    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.

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  • By Plane

    • University Park Airport (SCE), which serves over 280,000 total passengers annually, has undergone a number of improvements over the past few years. The latest enhancements are the addition of an operating Airport Traffic Control Tower, a renovation to the airline terminal and expanded terminal parking. In addition, they continually look to improve commercial air service to complement the existing service of Delta, United and US Airways. This airport is 30 miles from school.
    • Altoona Airport (AOO) is served by U.S. Airways with numerous flights in and out each day, all of which connect through Washington, Dulles. This airport is actually south of Altoona, located about 35 miles from Grier's campus.
    • Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) is about 2 1/2 hours (±) from Grier.
    • Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is about 3 hours (±) from Grier.
    • Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) is about 3 1/2 hours from Grier.
    • Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) is about 3 3/4 hours from Grier.

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  • By Train

    Amtrak continues some service along the tracks that go through our valley. The train stops in Tyrone, or in Altoona, but only in Altoona if the student is an unaccompanied minor.

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Taxi Services

Yellow Cab & Transfer Co, Altoona 814-944-6105
Nittany Express, State College 814-867-4647
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Enterprise, State College 814-238-4450
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Grier School

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