Path to Excellence
Pursue your passion & maximize your future
Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school that helps young men activate their academic, emotional, and social potential and prepares them for lifelong success.
As a top academic boarding school in Ohio, GRA’s active and engaging learning environments focus on creation and collaboration, and motivating students to realize and achieve their true potential.
Bucket And a Dream’s innovative program has been successful for over three years. We measure the performance of our student athletes each year against the best in the nation to ensure that we are meeting expectations. GRA/Bucket And A Dream continues to dominate the High School basketball scene in Ohio and nationwide.
Our Team Philosophy
FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING
We are all we have so we take care of each other.
Focus on your craft and set priorities to what you value.
HARD WORK BEATS TALENT
Working hard is not an option.
CLASSROOM OR COURT
Doesn’t matter – same effort. We go hard.
WHY WE PLAY
For our country, our nation. our people.
Understanding that not everyone gets this opportunity.
CHANGE YOUR WORLD
America provides opportunities that we can utilize to further push the development of the country we come from.
Our Program Scope
While we strive to be efficient in our budget, we prioritize providing the best services possible to expedite the process of improvement for our student athletes. The goal for our founder Mounir Benzegala is to ensure no athlete is left behind. Creating an environment conducive to success has been the focus.
Healthy living is at the forefront of our programs mission and with that we have made our mark in the high school basketball arena.
We provide year around tutoring, skills enhancement, strength progression, and film study with detailed evaluations.
Detect students globally through clinics, camps, and evaluations.
Evaluate student athlete for Bucket and a Dream/GRA program acceptance.
Acceptance into program and commencement of on and off court studies.