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Encyclopedia > Western Reserve Academy
Western Reserve Academy
Lux Et Veritas (Light and Truth)
Established 1826
School type Private Boarding and Day
Religious affiliation None
Headmaster Dr. Henry Flanagan
Location Hudson, OH, USA
Enrollment approx. 406 [1]
Faculty approx. 69 [1]
Average class size 12 [1]
Student:teacher
ratio
6:1 [1]
Athletics 23 interscholastic [2]
Color(s) Hunter Green and White
Mascot Pioneer
Homepage http://www.wra.net
The Chapel
The Chapel
The gates at Chapel Street
The gates at Chapel Street
Sidewalk along Brick Row
Sidewalk along Brick Row
A lacrosse tournament held at the school
A lacrosse tournament held at the school

Western Reserve Academy (also known as 'WRA' or 'Reserve') is a private, mid-sized, coeducational boarding and day college preparatory school located in Hudson, Ohio. The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Settled 1799 Village incorporation 1837 City 1994 Government type Council-Manager Mayor William A. Currin City Manager Anthony J. Bales Area    - City 67. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 817 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 817 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 665 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 665 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 533 KB) The Brick Row of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, USA. Photo by Zach Vesoulis. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 533 KB) The Brick Row of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, USA. Photo by Zach Vesoulis. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 444 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 444 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... Preparatory school or prep school may refer to: University-preparatory school, in North America, is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Settled 1799 Village incorporation 1837 City 1994 Government type Council-Manager Mayor William A. Currin City Manager Anthony J. Bales Area    - City 67. ...

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History

Western Reserve Academy was established in 1826 as the Western Reserve College and Preparatory School in Hudson, Ohio on a 180-acre (728,000 m²) plot of land set aside via charter. In 1882 the college moved north to Cleveland, Ohio and became Western Reserve University, later merging with the Case Institute of Technology. The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Settled 1799 Village incorporation 1837 City 1994 Government type Council-Manager Mayor William A. Currin City Manager Anthony J. Bales Area    - City 67. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Loomis Observatory, on the Academy campus, was constructed in 1837 and still stands today. It is the second-oldest observatory in the United States and houses its original instruments inside.


Western Reserve Academy remained open for another twenty-one years, until 1903, when it was forced to close due to financial problems. In 1916, however, the school reopened due to the graces of benefactor James Ellsworth, a former student and Hudson, Ohio resident who had returned after making millions of dollars in the coal industry. 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... James Ellsworth (Hudson, Ohio, October 13, 1849 – June 2, 1925 at Villa Palmieri in Florence, Italy) was an American coal mine owner and banker. ... Location in Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Settled 1799 Village incorporation 1837 City 1994 Government type Council-Manager Mayor William A. Currin City Manager Anthony J. Bales Area    - City 67. ...


The "Ellsworth Era" was marked by significant construction, namely Seymour Hall (the newly appointed academic building), the Bicknell Gymnasium, and Ellsworth Hall, a dormitory and dining hall.


In 1922, Western Reserve Academy became an all-boys institution, which it remained for fifty years, until 1972, when girls were once again admitted. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In the late 1990s and into the early 21st century, Western Reserve Academy again underwent a major construction period, eclipsing even the growth of the "Ellsworth Era." During this time the following projects were completed:

  • Renovation of computer lab in Seymour Hall (1998)
  • Expansion/ Construction of the Metcalf Center (1999)
  • Renovation of Wood House (2000-2002)
  • Construction and expansion of athletic facilities, including the Murdough Athletic Center (2001-2004)
  • Renovation of Bicknell Gymnasium into Bicknell House (2004)
  • Construction of the John D. Ong Library (2000)
  • Renovation of Wilson Science Hall (2001)
  • Construction of Long House Dormitory (2000)
  • Renovation of Nathan P. Seymour Guest House (1998)

In 2000, Western Reserve Academy was recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top boarding schools in the country[citation needed]. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


About the school

A boarding school, Reserve is largely a residential campus, though 30% of the students live off-campus as "day-students." There are ten dormitories, in which about 290 boarding students reside during the school year. Bicknell House, which opened in 2004, is the newest boarding house for boys. Other boy dorms include Woodhouse, The "A", Long House and North Hall. Dorms for girls are Cutler House, Hobart and Ellsworth Hall. A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ...


In recent years, Reserve has gained a reputation as one of the top high school lacrosse teams in the United States. In 2005, the school finished 16th in the US according to LaxPower.com's high school lacrosse team rankings. In 2006, Reserve's team won the Midwest Championship. In addition, the track and cross-country teams under the legendary Frank Longstreth, also the Latin department head, achieved extraordinary success from the 1940s through the 1980s, winning many Interstate League championships, with the Cross Country team at one time boasting a streak of 179-1. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


More than half of the faculty have advanced degrees. Approximately 90% of the faculty members reside on campus in either faculty homes or dormitory apartments.

A Typical Reserve Male Dorm Room
A Typical Reserve Male Dorm Room
The Athenaeum Dormitory
The Athenaeum Dormitory

Other facts: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1691 KB) A typical room in the Athenaeum Dormitory Photographer: Louis Tiemann File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1691 KB) A typical room in the Athenaeum Dormitory Photographer: Louis Tiemann File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x3072, 3612 KB) The Athenaeum Boys Dormitory Photographer: Louis Tiemann File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x3072, 3612 KB) The Athenaeum Boys Dormitory Photographer: Louis Tiemann File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

  • The school consists of approximately 406 students, of whom 266 are boarders [3].
  • The school's student body consists of 57% male students and 43% female students.
  • The school's student body has members from 24 states and 19 countries.
  • The student-teacher ratio at the school is 6:1.
  • The average class size is 12 students.
  • Tuition fees are $34,000 per annum for boarding students and $24,300 per annum for day students.
  • The school offers 21 AP courses.
  • The school offers a wide variety of sports, including soccer, football, golf, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, swimming and diving, basketball, wrestling, riflery, ice hockey, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, and lacrosse.

College matriculation

Popular college choices for graduates in recent years have included the following:

Complete List for Class of 2005: Official Matriculation Data The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... Cornell redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... This article is about the private university in Philadelphia. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Denison University is a private liberal arts and sciences college in Granville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles (50 km) east of Columbus. ... Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... USMA redirects here. ... Washington University in St. ... Located in Rochester, New York, USA and founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research institution. ... The Eastman School of Music (also known more simply as The Eastman School, Eastman, or ESM) is a music conservatory located in the United States. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private, elite[1] liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of about 1,450 students. ... Washington and Jefferson College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Washington, Pennsylvania. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective American public university founded in 1809 in the university town Oxford, Ohio. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. One of the eight Ivies, it was founded in 1636. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... The College of Wooster is a residential liberal arts college primarily known for its Independent Study program. ... A mermaid sits atop Dickinson Colleges Old West. ... John Carroll University is a private, co-educational Jesuit university in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area in the United States. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... Macalester College (commonly called Mac by those affiliated with the college) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ...


Prominent Alumni

Alumni

Non-graduate alumni: James Landon Knight (born 21 July 1909 Akron, Ohio, died 5 February 1991 Santa Monica, California) was an American newspaper publisher and founder of the Knight Ridder group of newspapers. ... Mark Hanna Mark A. Hanna (September 24, 1837–February 15, 1904), born Marcus Alonzo Hanna, was an industrialist and Republican politician from Ohio. ... William McKinley, Jr. ... The Storming of Fort Wagner, the most famous operation performed by the 54th Massachusetts Regiment The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that participated in the American Civil War which was the first formal Army unit to be comprised of African-Americans. ... A Forbush decrease is a rapid decrease in the observed galactic cosmic ray intensity following a coronal mass ejection (CME). ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... Raymond Walter Apple, Jr. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Judge Robertson James Robertson (born 1938) is a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. ... Holding Military commission to try Plaintiff is illegal and lacking the protections required under the Geneva Conventions and United States Uniform Code of Military Justice. ... USMA redirects here. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... William D. Perez succeeded Phil Knight as CEO of Nike, Inc in November of 2004. ... The Wrigley Company (NYSE: WWY) was founded on April 1, 1891 originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. ... Ian Frazier is an American writer and humorist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1951. ... Lee M.E. Morin, Ph. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nations public space program. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nations public space program. ...

Tom Sawyer Thomas Charles Sawyer, (born August 15, 1945), usually known as Tom Sawyer, is an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. representative from Ohio from 1987 to 2003. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

Edward Morley (1887). ... Thomas Day Seymour (April 1, 1848 - December 31, 1907), United States educationist, was born in Hudson, Ohio. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Western Reserve Academy - Visitors - WRA at a Glance Retrieved 29 November, 2006.
  2. ^ Western Reserve Academy - Athletics - Statement of Principles Retrieved 29 November, 2006.
  3. ^ Western Reserve Academy - Visitors - WRA at a Glance Retrieved 29 November, 2006.

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Western Reserve Academy at AllExperts (768 words)
Western Reserve Academy was established in 1826 as the Western Reserve College and Preparatory School in Hudson, Ohio on a 180-acre (728,000 m²) plot of land set aside via charter.
Western Reserve Academy remained open for another twenty-one years, until 1903, when it was forced to close due to financial problems.
In 2000, Western Reserve Academy was recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top boarding schools in the country.
Western Reserve Academy - Peterson's In-Depth Description (2085 words)
Reserve is a traditional college-preparatory school committed to maintaining academic excellence and to offering its students a well-rounded program so that they may develop into interesting, knowledgeable, and sensitive adults.
Western Reserve Academy is governed by a board of 30 trustees who supervise the school’s $81-million endowment.
Western Reserve Academy has 68 full- and part-time faculty members, of whom all but a few live on campus in school houses or in apartments in dormitories.
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