The Boarding Experience at AOA

Have big dreams and goals for the future?  Surround yourself with other students who also dream big and caring adults who want to help you make it happen.  At AOA we provide you with more opportunity to LEARN, LEAD, and GROW.
LEARN to soar
AOA academics are rigorous.  You will be both challenged by high expectations and supported by motivated peers and involved teachers.  On school nights your studies are supported by a dedicated Evening Study Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Dorm Parents and Student Proctors facilitate a quiet environment to focus on your work and accomplish your academic goals.

Where can I study each night? What else will I learn along the way boarding at AOA?
- In your room - How to manage your busy schedule effectively
- In your dorm common area
- How to Think Creatively
- Dickinson Library - What you are passionate about
- Andrews Alumnae Association Student Union - How to prepare for SAT/ACT tests
LEAD the way
Everyone has the capacity to lead. It’s in there and we’ll help you find it! This belief is a core value here at AOA and it’s impressed upon all students from grades PK-12 & PG. After all, it’s in our school mission. The world needs a great new generation of leaders…like you! It’s not always easy, but nothing this important ever is. With our help you’ll learn to discover what kind of leader you are, how you best communicate with others, and in what kind of areas you’re most interested to assume leadership.

What opportunities will I have at AOA to become a leader?
- Become a Student Dorm Proctor, working with Residential Life Staff to support younger peers
- Join Student Government, taking an official office or representing your dorm on Student Council
- Strive to take a leadership role on one of our AOA Phoenix Athletic teams, or in the Theatre/Music departments
- To lead is to serve. Community Service opportunities abound at AOA! Join a current cause or start your own
GROW your wings
Who are you? Where will your dreams and talents take you? The sky is the limit! Students develop more deeply within environments that provide the emotional safety to take risks. AOA’s boarding environment allows you to be yourself. No really…you can seriously be yourself. Here, you’ll learn that it’s not only ok to do it your way, it’s highly encouraged! Feel safe to try new activities on weekends, develop new friendships, and learn about new cultures. All of these experiences will be key ingredients to your amazing growth here.

Tell me more about these growth experiences…
- Weekend Activity experiences are a chance to get off campus and explore Greater Cleveland
- There is a wide variety of AOA Clubs available during the school week to participate in
- Explore the world during school breaks as part of an AOA International Travel Experience
- Dive deeper into your passions and interests with the Phoenix Scholars Program
- AOA’s Residential Life Curriculum explores the importance of empathy, social skill, diversity, and

Dorm Circle

Nestled amongst the natural forested beauty of AOA’s 300 acre campus, ‘Dorm Circle’ is home away from home for our boarding students. The seven residential houses found here are a short walk from the student union, the library, the dining hall, and all academic buildings.

For a virtual tour of our Dorm Circle, click HERE. As you go through the tour, control your view with the mouse and follow the arrows to go in and out of rooms.

What else should I know about Dorm Facilities at AOA?
- Four houses received new kitchens and new bathrooms in 2015!
- Two House Parents live in each residential house, providing comprehensive supervision, safety, and support
- Student rooms are primarily set up as doubles, but some houses possess bigger spaces for triples and/or quads
- Each house has its own laundry facilities, so you can keep yourself looking tip-top
- Each house has cable TV for general use in its common area and Wi-Fi connectivity for your academic and entertainment needs


Health Center

What happens if you get sick or injured? Who takes care of you?  What about medications and prescriptions? Good news. There is an easy answer for each of these questions. Two awesome school nurses and the Residential Life Team work together, committed to keeping you healthy and safe. The AOA Health Center is located on main campus in the Van Gorder building, and has plenty of space for students who need some TLC.

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
PHONE (440) 942-3600
AX (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.