In 2012, SPIRE Institute launched SPIRE Academy, a residential sports academy placing an equal emphasis on sport and education.

Located on a 175-acre complex in Geneva, Ohio, SPIRE Institute is the umbrella organization for SPIRE Academy, a full-time, residential athletic training program for student athletes. SPIRE Academy launches in the fall of 2012 as a coed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and for post graduate students as well.

As the academic partner for SPIRE Academy grades 9-12, Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) will offer rigorous yet flexible prep school courses, allowing student athletes to train and compete at the highest levels so as to ultimately prepare for the ideal collegiate academic/athletic opportunity.

Athletes electing to attend SPIRE Academy in a Post Grad year will have the opportunity to take college courses or a variety of classes related to their high school transcript and college prep. In addition to SPIRE Academy’s Post Grad offerings, plans are underway to develop an additional gap year program for students transitioning between high school and college. In this future program, both athletes and those interested in sports will engage in classes and internships around the Business of Sports.

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Internship opportunities

Students seeking internships in sports performance, sports therapy and facilities management will be hard-pressed to find a better training ground than SPIRE. If you think you have what it takes, send your resume to

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Our long-term academic goal is for SPIRE Academy students to eventually experience hands-on learning opportunities in areas like:
  • Facilities management
  • Event implementation
  • Sports medicine 
  • Athletic training
  • Coaching
  • Administration
  • Sales, Marketing and Promotion
  • Athlete representation
  • PR & Media relations
  • Television production
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Sports ethics
  • Personal finance

“There's so much that sports teaches us about working with others toward a common goal, honoring our commitments and improving ourselves daily. With sports, it's never about simply winning or losing; it's always about how you use what you learned along the way.”

- Ron Clutter

SPIRE Institute Founder


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