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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
500 E Salem Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Telephone
(336) 721-2643

Applying

Application Deadline
rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,400
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)
$49,500
Received Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid
From Salem Academy

Since 1772, Salem Academy has helped girls build the skills and confidence to achieve independently and together. Ranked among the best private high schools in North Carolina, Salem offers inspiring academics, holistic leadership development, and comprehensive college preparation. At Salem Academy, girls discover their voice and explore where it can lead them.

Small class sizes mean girls receive more individualized attention, more personalized academic experiences, and more leadership opportunities. Salem tuition includes dual-enrollment access, so students can earn college credit on the adjacent campus of Salem College. Salem students are held to high standards in both written and oral communication, preparing them for college and career.

At Salem, girls grow independently and together. Top-ranking robotics and Model UN teams enrich student learning. And 87% of Salem students play a sport, even if they haven’t played one in the past.
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Salem Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
62 responses
Average ACT
28
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Ring banquet
    27%
  • Senior day
    23%
  • Pi Day
    18%
  • Smoosh cake
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • no
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    50%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Bahamas, China, Dominica, Germany, Korea, Republic of
    International Boarding Students
    20%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    122
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Salem Academy Reviews

    50 reviews
    All Categories
    Salem is a school that is advertises sisterhood. For international students, weeks before entering school they will be given a 'big' sister from Salem Academy. This sister will assist the new student in learning the ways of the school. This program is honestly very rewarding as you will meet people and gain friends quickly, starting with your sister of course!
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    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!
    One of the best educational experiences of my life. Salem Academy fully prepared me for my time at Smith College and Columbia University. The diversity of experiences is unparalleled. I had leadership opportunities, worked with mentors through the Jan Term Program, and met young ladies from throughout the South and from all over the world. The quality of teachers and staff are incredible and the city of Winston-Salem delivers options to interact and work with businesses, art institutions, and the local alum community.