Andrews Osborne Academy

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Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for Grades PK - 12 located on 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land in Willoughby, Ohio, twenty miles (32 km) east of Cleveland. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.[1] The student body is 70% day students and 30% boarding students, representing 4 states and 20 countries.[2]

Andrews Osborne Academy
Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Building at Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby Ohio.jpg
38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio, (Lake County) 44094
United States
Coordinates 41°38′27″N 81°23′49″W / 41.64083°N 81.39694°W / 41.64083; -81.39694Coordinates: 41°38′27″N 81°23′49″W / 41.64083°N 81.39694°W / 41.64083; -81.39694
Type Private, Coeducational Day and boarding school
Established 1910
Chairperson Kenneth Graham
Dean Upper School: Bob Ahrens
Head of school Larry Goodman, Ph. D.
Faculty 100
Teaching staff 54
Grades PK12
Enrollment 350 (2017-2018)
Average class size 10
Student to teacher ratio 6:1
Campus 7 buildings
Campus size 300 acres (1.2 km2)
Color(s) Navy blue and White and Neon green             
Athletics 22 interscholastic offerings
Athletics conference Lake Effect Conference
Mascot Phoenix
Nickname AOA, Andrews
Team name Phoenix
Accreditation Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)


Osborne Building

Andrews Osborne Academy prepares students for higher education and empowers them to be successful leaders committed to serving in an international community with a focus on 5 Core Values of Community, Creativity, Diversity, Global Awareness and Leadership.[1]


118 academic courses and 11 AP classes are offered, with electives that include International Human Rights, Robotics, Game Design and 3D Modeling, Biotechnology, Video and Animation, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics and Portfolio Development.

Specialized partnerships in place with The Cleveland Ballet, The Fine Arts Association, and Maypine-Flagship Farm offering students a variety of experiences.

Each year, almost 100% of graduating seniors gain acceptance and matriculate to 4-year colleges and universities.[3]


Photo of Lee Building - Upper School
Lee Building - Upper School

Located on 300 acres within walking distance of downtown Willoughby, Ohio, the campus of Andrews Osborne Academy features classroom buildings for the Lower School (PK - Grade 5), Middle School (Grade 6 - Grade 8) and Upper School (Grade 9 - Grade 12), as well as a 658 seat auditorium, 9 state-of-the-art computer and science labs, student union, art gallery, 7 dormitories, observatory, and athletic facilities.

Athletic Facilities[edit]

Close to academic buildings and dormitories are 5 tennis courts, 2 gymnasiums, weight and cardio rooms, outdoor fields for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse, a 3.1 mile cross country trail and the Indoor Athletic Center.[2]

Opened in 2015, the Indoor Athletic Center includes a 200 x 100 foot synthetic turf playing surface used for a variety of indoor sports including soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Batting cages and a pitching area are also featured. The complex is used by the AOA community for the training and conditioning of various athletic teams as well as physical education classes.[4] In November of 2017, a second synthetic turf playing surface was added to the facility. Athletic facilities are also leveraged by partners Golden Spikes Baseball Organization and Croatia Juniors Cleveland Soccer Club.


In the Fall of 2007, The Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio and Phillips-Osborne School in Painesville, Ohio merged to form Andrews Osborne Academy on the 300 acre campus of The Andrews School.[5][6]

The former crest of the Andrews School.

The Andrews School[edit]

Founded in 1910 by Wallace Corydon Andrews and his wife, Margaret St. John Andrews, as The Andrews Institute for Girls. A number of majors were available such as Business, Foods, Retail, Cosmetology, and Clothing. In the early 1980s, The Andrews School became a college preparatory school, and at the time of the merger in 2007, served girls in grades 7-12.[5]

Phillips-Osborne School[edit]

Founded in 1972 as The Phillips School in Painesville, Ohio and renamed Phillips-Osborne School in 1992.[7] At the time of the merger in 2007, it was a co-ed school for PK - Grade 8.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Andrews Osborne Academy | A Private Boarding School in Willoughby, OH". Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b "AOA at a Glance". 
  3. ^ AOA Profile, Boarding School Review
  4. ^ Hutchison, John Arthur (2015-02-08). "Andrews Osborne Academy celebrates Indoor Athletic Center's first phase completion". The News-Herald. 
  5. ^ a b c Klepach, Sandra M. (2008-08-26). "Andrews Osborne Academy goes coed". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Andrews Osborne Academy | Our History". Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Lake Erie College History 1990's | Lake Erie College". Retrieved 2017-10-16. 

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