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

Student Body

Total Students157 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeSalem Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1340
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,380
Tuition Notesday student cost: $22380 boarding student cost: $45060
% on Financial Aid
52%
Acceptance Rate
73%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLucia Higgins
Admissions AssociateWynne Overton

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.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
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, 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), Young Democrats, Young Greens, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Club, 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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