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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, language-based, mild learning differences
Year Founded1772

Student Body

Total Students92 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by Grade Salem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Environmental Science and Sustainability, Advanced Studio Art, AP 2-D Design; 3-D Design; Drawing, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Latin Literature, AP Physics I, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History, Salem College English 221: Man, Morality, and Madness, Salem College History 103/104: World History, Salem College Math 100: Calculus I
Average SAT score1280
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,400
Tuition NotesDay Student Tuition: $25,400 Boarding Student Tuition: $49,500
% on Financial Aid
52%
Acceptance Rate
73%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJessica Rogers
Admissions AssociateEmily Demarest

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, 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.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academe (literary magazine), Arts Council, Athletic Council, Class Organizations, Cultural Awareness Club, Ecology Club, Elections Committee, Fellowship Council, Girl Up, Grass Roots (newspaper), Habitat for Humanity Club, Honor Cabinet, House Council, Key Club, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Salem Ambassadors, Senior Prefects, Spanish Club, Student Council, The Quill Pen (yearbook), Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Club, National Art Honor Society, Thespian Troupe

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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Going to Salem was the best decision I ever made. Lifelong friendships were made, and I was so prepared for my college experience both academically and in terms of my independence. College was a breeze after Salem. My heart is with this school forever!
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Salem Academy prepared me for a life of challenge and academic pursuits. Salem taught me to think critically. With the small classes, each student is encouraged to find her best self. My classmates have remained close. I was a boarder but I have lifelong friendships with day students. Salem Gabe me the self-esteem I needed for college and graduate school. I am grateful to be an alum.
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