Andrews Osborne Academy
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. The student body is 70% day students and 30% boarding students, representing 4 states and 20 countries.
|Andrews Osborne Academy|
|38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio, (Lake County) 44094
|Type||Private, Coeducational Day and boarding school|
|Dean||Upper School: Bob Ahrens|
|Head of school||Larry Goodman, Ph. D.|
|Average class size||10|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|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|
|Accreditation||Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)|
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.
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.
Each year, almost 100% of graduating seniors gain acceptance and matriculate to 4-year colleges and universities.
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.
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.
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. 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.
The Andrews School
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.
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