Our Oldest Tradition is Forward Thinking
Among the oldest girls' schools in the United States, SEM has designed a constantly innovating culture of achievement, scholarship, creativity, and leadership since 1851.
Our school, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a cozy campus including grand homes renovated for student and faculty residences on a historic parkway, a turf field and regulation squash courts (our squash team is nationally ranked), in a leafy neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. Situated on Lake Erie, SEM teams include sailing and crew.
No uniform, nondenominational.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Buffalo Seminary Reviews
benefited me greatly.
However, certain aspects of the school's social culture occasionally bothered me. The hints of elitist behavior on the part of the school board/students and occasional racial insensitivity/prejudice made it a place where not everyone was always completely welcome.