Request Informational Materials

Let Buffalo Seminary know that you are interested in learning about their school. Provide your information below to request this school's viewbook and application. Your request will typically be processed within 24 hours. If you have more specific questions for this school, please use our Email Schools form instead.

Notes for Prospective Students

  • The all-girl advantage: Our single-sex environment encourages girls to dream big and to follow through on their aspirations. Beyond teaching literature, science, math, history, foreign languages, and the arts – we teach confidence.
  • Leaders for life: Sem students enjoy not just equal opportunity, but every opportunity.
All our class officers, club presidents, team captains, and student mentors are girls.
  • College prep that goes beyond standardized testing: Our rigorous academic program, bolstered by an independent curriculum, prepares students to think for themselves, both in and out of the classroom.
  • An average class size of 11 students: Our small classes guarantee individual attention, so no student goes unnoticed.
  • Our advisory program also empowers our girls by building positive student-teacher relationships while encouraging open communication with parents.
  • Teachers who are as passionate as they are experienced: Our faculty is made up of educators committed to student-centered teaching.
  • Experts in their field, they would still rather listen to Sem girls communicate original ideas than simply hear themselves talk.
  • Beloved traditions combined with 21st century learning: Founded in 1851, Sem has a rich history that still resonates today.
  • We combine a respect for the past with a commitment to each girl's future.
  • Cutting-edge technology that puts girls in control: Our one-to-one laptop program gives each student access to hands-on, project-based computer learning.
  • Student-centered clubs and activities: Whether it's through music, art, drama, or sports, girls find an extracurricular outlet at Sem.
  • Clubs and activities are determined by student interest, and every girl participates in community service throughout her four years.
  • A culture of freedom, a code of honor: Sem students enjoy extraordinary autonomy, while embracing a high level of responsibility.
  • Our school honor code fosters trust and respect by preparing girls for the rewards and responsibilities of the 21st century.
  • A beautiful building that feels like a home, not an institution: Our 100-year-old building is a warm and nurturing space that makes serious learning a great deal of fun.
  • School accreditations: National Association of Independent Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New York State Association of Independent Schools, New York Department of Education
  • Some notable alumnae: Isabella Bannerman - Syndicated cartoonist Lauren Belfer - Best-selling author of City of Light Anne Curtis, Ph.D.
  • - Physicist formerly with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Amy Holden Jones - Screenwriter, movie producer and movie director Hilairy Hartnett, Ph.D.
    - Researcher and professor of biogeochemistry Susan Hunt - Host on HGTV and former ESPN correspondent Mary Hochreiter Janney - Former mayor of Burlingame, California Amy C.
    Williams, Ph.D.
    - Composer, pianist and music professor Amy Beth Taublieb, Ph.D.
    - Clinical psychologist and author Tara VanDerVeer - Top college coach and 1996 U.S.
    Olympic Women's Basketball coach - Nicole Lee, President, TransAfrica Forum.
    Are you the: Parent   Student  
    Guardian Information
    Name of parent:
    Student Information
    First name:
    Middle name:
    Last name:
    Student date of birth:
    Student is: Male   Female  
    Currently in grade:
    Seeking entry for grade:
    Target start date:
    Name of current school:
    School type: Public   Private   Parochial  
    Applying for financial aid?: Yes   No   Don't Know  
    About the Student

    Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

    Address and Telephone Number

    (enter "N/A" if not applicable)

    Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

    Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

    Student Login