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Campus Life

Life at Grier

Grier Girls become bold, engaged, and confident in a familial environment that is friendly and inclusive.

With a community comprising of 85% boarding students, Grier girls represent greater than 15 countries and 20 states each year. Additionally, our academic offerings and signature programs attract a wide variety of students. This diversity fosters a global mindset and a cultural richness in campus life.

At Grier, students respect for their teachers and form lasting relationships with their peers. Students bond with teachers both inside and outside of the classroom when teachers serve as chaperones and advisors to student clubs and organizations. Grier and its student leaders foster a sense of community by engaging the student body in school spirit days and hosting social events that include dances, magicians, competitions, and carnivals.
Nestled on a forested Allegheny mountainside near the Little Juniata River, the scenic 320-acre Grier campus provides students plenty of space to explore in a secure environment. Students have access to over 10 main buildings, 11 dormitories and cottages, extensive stables and riding rings, athletic fields, and mountain trails.
The Grier campus community nurtures students’ total well-being. The Health Center addresses illness and injuries, the Dining Room serves a wide variety of nutritious meals, the Student Activities Coordinator maintains a robust schedule of activities to keep students engaged and connected. Adding to the caring, family-like environment, many of Grier’s faculty members reside on campus with their spouses and children.

Grier’s campus weaves the traditions of boarding school life of the past with the future-forward academics and life skills students want today. This dialog between the past and the future is evident throughout campus architecture. From buildings dating back to the school’s founding in 1853 clear through to our newest buildings completed only months ago, Grier’s campus is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern architecture.

Throughout the year, the familial atmosphere and community-oriented nature of Grier is reinforced through dorm life, extracurricular activities, and weekend events.

Meet the Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Holly Carper

    Holly Carper 

    Director of Student Life
  • Photo of Kimberly Porter

    Kimberly Porter 

    Associate Director of Student Life
  • Photo of Julia Dirkes-Jacks

    Julia Dirkes-Jacks 

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