Grier School For Girls is an all-girls boarding school founded in 1853 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania near Penn State University. Its school symbol is a green and white shield with a pine tree. The school is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains map and currently enrolls students in grades 7 to 12. Currently, the school enrolls 307 students from 30 states and 16 foreign countries. The annual tuition is $48,800. The school motto is Mens Sano In Corpore Sano, meaning "Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Grier students live in dormitories housed in the main complex of buildings as well as in dormitories that are called "Cottages." Two girls share one bedroom and a bathroom with the next two students down the hall. Each dorm is supervised by a pair of housemothers who are mature women who have raised families. The housemothers takes care of all the girls in the dorm. The school kitchen staff provides food everyday for breakfast,lunch, and dinner. School counselors help students to adjust well to life at school. The college counselor works with all students at all age levels as they prepare for college. There is a Health Center on campus, staffed by RN's. Grier School is also host to Grier Summer Camps during the summer months, which is a "sleep away" camp that also offers day camper programs. The summer camps attract students who enjoy horseback riding, dance, creative arts and theater. At Grier summer camps, ages 7 to 18 may attend.
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