Salem Academy

Salem Academy is dedicated to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth of young women.
Founded 1772 by the Moravian church, Salem Academy flourishes today as an independent, college-preparatory school that celebrates its diversity and affirms each student's uniqueness.
As advocates for women in leadership roles, we recognize our place in a global society and persist in our commitment to a lifetime of learning.
We pledge ourselves to retain and nurture those values which encourage each student to take risks, show integrity, and discover her passion as she sets out on her own journey.
Our lives here at Salem Academy are made up of countless moments that weave seamlessly into each other moments of intense effort and sudden exhiliration, moments of friendship, love, and trust.
Academic achievement is at the center of our school, but we live fully here in every way. Sports, theatre, music and the arts, community work all of these are important because they bring fullness and happiness into the lives of our students.
Moment by moment, day by day, we make our lives together at Salem Academy creating a community of uncommon challenge and unmistakable warmth.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1772

Student Body

Total Students 171 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Salem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History,
Average SAT score 1880
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,380
Tuition Notes day student cost: $22380 boarding student cost: $45060
% on Financial Aid
52%
Acceptance Rate
73%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lucia Higgins
Admissions Associate Wynne Overton

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academe (literary magazine), Amnesty International, Arts Council, Athletic Council, Class Organizations, Cultural Awareness Club, Current Events Round Table, Ecology Club, Elections Committee, Fellowship Council, Film Club, Food Committee, French Club, Grass Roots (newspaper), Habitat for Humanity Club, Honor Cabinent, Honor Guides, House Council, Key Club, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, Music Club, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Senior Prefects, Spanish Club, Student Council, The Quill Pen (yearbook), Thespian Troupe, Young Democrats, Young Greens, Young Republicans Arts Council, Ecology Club, Film Club, Food Committee, French Club, Honor Cabinent, Honor Guides, House Council, Key Club, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, Music Club, Spanish Club, Young Greens, Academe (literary magazine),
Amnesty International,
Athletic Council,
Class Organizations,
Cultural Awareness Club,
Current Events Round Table,
Elections Committee,
Fellowship Council,
Grass Roots (newspaper),
Habitat for Humanity Club,
Mock Trial Team,
National French Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Latin Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society,
Senior Prefects,
Student Council,
The Quill Pen (yearbook),
Thespian Troupe,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,

School Notes

  • Salem Academy is dedicated to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth of young women. Founded 1772 by the Moravian church, Salem Academy flourishes today as an independent, college-preparatory school that celebrates its diversity and affirms each student's uniqueness. As advocates for women in leadership roles, we recognize our place in a global society and persist in our commitment to a lifetime of learning. We pledge ourselves to retain and nurture those values which encourage each student to take risks, show integrity, and discover her passion as she sets out on her own journey. Our lives here at Salem Academy are made up of countless moments that weave seamlessly into each other moments of intense effort and sudden exhiliration, moments of friendship, love, and trust. Academic achievement is at the center of our school, but we live fully here in every way. Sports, theatre, music and the arts, community work all of these are important because they bring fullness and happiness into the lives of our students. Moment by moment, day by day, we make our lives together at Salem Academy creating a community of uncommon challenge and unmistakable warmth.
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