Western Reserve Academy, a non-sectarian, independent college preparatory boarding school, works diligently to attract and retain the finest teachers by offering competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, attractive homes and dormitory residences, and generous support for professional development.
Unlike teachers in day schools, boarding school faculty members are always “on duty,” and a lasting education occurs beyond the classroom through the dedication and personal commitment of the faculty. For almost 200 years, WRA’s faculty has displayed an appreciation for learning and a passion for excellence.
Like their predecessors, today’s faculty members are dedicated to their students, and their presence is felt in every corner of life at WRA. They know that WRA parents, some at great distances from the school, have placed their trust in the faculty who work with their sons and daughters. Meeting the challenging and changing needs of adolescents in a complex world is a difficult task that WRA’s faculty members eagerly accept.
Founded in 1826 as a preparatory school for Western Reserve College, Western Reserve Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation and the premier school of its kind in the Midwest. A WRA education emphasizes the importance of a lifelong engagement with the world. WRA offers a challenging curriculum that prepares our 390 students for future academic success – and for purposeful, fulfilling lives. WRA strives to graduate citizens who can think critically, discuss important matters articulately, write persuasively and act responsibly.
WRA’s ambitious academic program is balanced by our greatest asset – our faculty. The heart and soul of the campus community, these men and women never disengage from their responsibility to help develop their students’ character. Almost all the teachers live on campus, so students have access to compassionate adults who act as extended family, private tutors, trusted confidants, dinner companions and wise advisors.
Because of WRA’s caring and talented faculty and its challenging curriculum, students are able to realize their potential.