The Linsly School

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Founded in 1814, the Linsly School is a day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12.
We offer a college preparatory curriculum that combines the traditional values of hard work, respect, honor, honesty, and self-discipline within a challenging academic program designed to unlock the potential of each student. The community and family-like atmosphere at Linsly helps students grow and develop under the guidance of faculty members who know them by name and care about their future.
Linsly is a place where life-long friendships between students and faculty are formed. Student uniforms are not to encourage conformity, but to ensure that students are known for their unique ideas and abilities.
We are a school where long-forgotten traditional values live on in our everyday curriculum.
The Linsly School promotes academic excellence, inspires lifelong learning, develops future leaders, and emphasizes character development in every facet of student life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WV School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,850
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Linsly School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Year Founded
1814
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
470 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade
The Linsly School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Upper school day: $19,850 Lower school boarding: $40,740 Upper school boarding: $42,740

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School Notes

  • Founded in 1814, the Linsly School is a day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12. We offer a college preparatory curriculum that combines the traditional values of hard work, respect, honor, honesty, and self-discipline within a challenging academic program designed to unlock the potential of each student. The community and family-like atmosphere at Linsly helps students grow and develop under the guidance of faculty members who know them by name and care about their future. Linsly is a place where life-long friendships between students and faculty are formed. Student uniforms are not to encourage conformity, but to ensure that students are known for their unique ideas and abilities. We are a school where long-forgotten traditional values live on in our everyday curriculum. The Linsly School offers a traditional college preparatory program where academic excellence and character development are emphasized in every facet of student life.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Simmons '82 - Chairman and CEO of PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development)
    • C.J. Goodwin '08 - Current NFL athlete. Competed in Super Bowl LI with the Atlanta Falcons
    • Jack Canfield '62 - Co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Author of The Success Principles.
    • James McNulty '60 - Retired CEO of Parsons Corp - an engineering, construction, technical, and professional services firm
    • Ashley Battle '00 - Former WNBA Basketball Player. Currently working for the NBA.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Linsly School cost?
The Linsly School's tuition is approximately $17,850 for private students.
What schools are The Linsly School often compared to?
The Linsly Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Central Catholic High School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from The Linsly School?
The Linsly School famous alumni include: David Simmons '82, C.J. Goodwin '08, Jack Canfield '62, James McNulty '60 and Ashley Battle '00.
What sports does The Linsly School offer?
The Linsly School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Linsly School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in West Virginia for most sports offered.
What is The Linsly School's ranking?
The Linsly School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in West Virginia for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Linsly School?
The application deadline for The Linsly School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WV School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,850
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in West Virginia is $6,460 for elementary schools and $6,730 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in West Virginia is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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