Salem Academy

500 East Salem Avenue,
Winston Salem, NC, 27101-0271
Tel: (336)721-2646
Grades: 9 - 12 | 160 students
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)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1772

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 57%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
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 $19,940
Tuition Notes day student cost: $19,940 boarding student cost: $40,490
Admissions Director Lucia Higgins
Admissions Associate Wynne Overton


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports BasketballCross CountryDanceEquestrianFencing
Field HockeyGolfSoccerSwimmingTennis
Track and FieldVolleyball
BasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Baptist Christian School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Salem Montessori School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Salem Baptist Christian School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Winston Salem Salem Montessori School
    Montessori School (Christian)
    529 S Church St
    Winston Salem , NC , 27101
    Montessori School (Christian)
    0.2  mi  |  74  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Winston Salem
    Salem Baptist Christian School
    429 S Broad St
    Winston Salem , NC , 27101
    0.7  mi  |  346  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Winston Salem
    St. Pauls Episcopal Preschool
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    520 Summit St
    Winston Salem , NC , 27101
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    1.3  mi  |  208  students  |  Gr.  PK-7
  • Winston Salem
    Ephesus Jr Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1225 N Cleveland Ave
    Winston Salem , NC , 27101
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.5  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Winston Salem
    Kingswood School
    Alternative School
    1001 Reynolda Rd
    Winston Salem , NC , 27104
    Alternative School
    1.8  mi  |  34  students  |  Gr.  5-11

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