Grand River Academy

Telephone:(970) 254-6393


Message from our Principal:

Greetings Families!

My hope is that your school year is off to a fantastic start!  I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Ron Roybal.  I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that I will be the interim Principal this year at Grand River.  I retired last year from my school district role as Executive Director of Academic Options.  One of the greatest experiences of my career however, was founding Grand River Academy several years ago.  Grand River was a vision to offer the most innovative, personalized, 21st century educational experience possible. During these subsequent years, I have been delighted to support Grand River and observe it’s journey in becoming the outstanding, dynamic learning model that it is today!  (*If you’re reading this on your curriculum’s communication section, please visit our website and find that our test scores are among the top in the district!)

When former Principal Pat Chapin retired last spring, I decided to come back as interim Principal while a search is conducted; in order to find the perfect person to lead this school into the future.  During this interim time, I will support all of the great things already happening in our school and continually empower our excellent staff and students to reach higher. 

If you are one of our students, or families, you should feel extremely proud of being a vital part of such a successful learning system.  It’s only with your hard work and achievement, that we’ve been able to become so effective!  You are a very important part of why Grand River has proven to be one of the most innovative academic models in the state. While we’re certainly pleased and excited about our high academic outcomes, we will not sit on our laurels and grow stagnant.  We will continually strive to engage all Grand River learners in a way that equips and empowers them to compete globally with success; as they graduate and become positive, contributing members of our society.   

If you have any questions regarding vision, daily operations, or just educational philosophy, please feel free to contact our office and schedule a personal meeting with me.  My door is always open.

In the meantime, we will continue to work hard and always do what is best for all kids.

Go Raptors!



Ron Roybal, M. Ed., Principal

Grand River Academy