Buffalo Seminary

205 Bidwell Parkway,
Buffalo, NY, 14222-0142
Tel: (716)885-6780
Grades: 9 - 12 | 171 students
Imagine a school where you're free to explore a 100-year-old building that evokes the charm of a Hogwarts Castle.
A school where the library space is warmed by the glow from the magnificent fireplace, and the teachers are caring, dynamic, and engaging.
A place where girls are encouraged to dream big and to follow through on their aspirations.
Founded in 1851, Buffalo Seminary offers an independent college-preparatory education for young women who are willing to be challenged and encouraged.
Whether she's an aspiring scientist, poet, athlete, or community activist, SEM helps each girl find her place – both inside and outside the classroom.
Our goal is to produce thoughtful, informed, and confident young women.
We offer a variety of classroom courses, including Advanced Placement courses in English, History, Math, Science, and Foreign Language, as well as many Honors courses.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Coalition of Girls
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1851

Student Body

Total Students 171 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Buffalo Seminary Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
Average SAT score 1740
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No jeans.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,450
Tuition Notes 5- and 7-day boarding is also available.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Admissions Director Laura Munson


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, TennisBasketballBowling,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cum Laude Society, Drama Club, Ensemble, Hornet/Jacket Board, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Red Key Society, Semachords - acapella group, Seminaria - Yearbook, Ski Club, Student Government Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD, Writers\' Club Drama Club, Ensemble, Math Club, Mock Trial, Ski Club, Writers\' Club, Cum Laude Society,
Hornet/Jacket Board,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Red Key Society,
Semachords - acapella group,
Seminaria - Yearbook,
Student Government Association,
Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/31/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nardin Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nardin Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nardin Academy (0.5 miles away)
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