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Buffalo Seminary
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  • Private, Boarding, All-Girls
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$35
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,620
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$55,690
Received Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid
$10,000
From Buffalo Seminary

Founded in 1851, Buffalo Seminary is an independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls and is among the oldest schools for girls in the United States.

Located in the lively and historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, our building, opened in 1908, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our five student/faculty residences are renovated historic homes adjacent to our school building joined together by the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard.

At SEM, girls from diverse backgrounds – united in their ambition for a superb and challenging education – can find a flexible, comprehensive program that prepares them well for both college and lifelong endeavors.

With its understanding of traditional and creative approaches to education in the 21st century, SEM inspires graduates to emerge from their high school experience as leaders, proud to shape society rather than be controlled or defined by it. They live and lead with energy, confidence, honor, and courage.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
140 responses
Average ACT
28
57 responses

Academic Excellence for College Bound Girls

At SEM, girls from diverse backgrounds – united in their ambition for a superb and challenging education – can find a comprehensive program that prepares them well for both college and lifelong endeavors.

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Hornet/ Jacket Day
    24%
  • Putting on the Hits
    18%
  • Hanging of the greens
    15%
  • Graduation
    10%
  • Halloween
    8%
  • Holiday Bazaar
    8%
  • Mother-Daughter Tea
    7%

Boarding

Students Boarding
20%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
South Korea, India, Viet Nam, China, Canada
International Boarding Students
20%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
160
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 14 responses

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