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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,500
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Salem Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, language-based, mild learning differences
Year Founded
1772

Student Body

Total Students
74 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Salem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2-D Design; 3-D Design; Drawing, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language, AP Latin Literature, AP Statistics, Salem College English 221: Man, Morality, and Madness, Salem College History 103/104: World History, Salem College Math 100: Calculus I
Average SAT score
1280
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student Tuition: $27,500 Five-day Boarding Student Tuition: $43,500 Boarding Student Tuition: $52,000
% on Financial Aid
48%
Acceptance Rate
87%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jessica Rogers
Admissions Associate
Taylor Moulton

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academe (literary magazine), Asian Student Union, Black Student Union, Class Organizations, Cultural Awareness Club, Debate Team, Ecology Club, Girl Up, Honor Cabinet, House Council, Key Club, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Salem Ambassadors, Spanish Club, Student Council, The Quill Pen (yearbook), Youth and Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Acapella Group, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Salem Academy cost?
Salem Academy's tuition is approximately $27,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Salem Academy?
The acceptance rate of Salem Academy is 87%, which is equal to the national average of 87%.
What sports does Salem Academy offer?
Salem Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Fencing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is Salem Academy's ranking?
Salem Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Salem Academy?
The application deadline for Salem Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,500
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Winston Salem, NC is $9,789 for elementary schools and $14,187 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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