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Salem Academy
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  • Private, Boarding, All-Girls
  • WINSTON-SALEM, NC

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Salem Ready, Salem Strong section of our website is the source for all information about our return to campus as a day school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please review the contents of this plan carefully and regularly in order to understand and be prepared to participate in our protocols for a safe return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

Report Card

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

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,000
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)
$50,500
Received Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Salem Academy

Since 1772, Salem Academy has helped girls build the skills and confidence to achieve. 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 more individualized attention, personalized academic experiences, and leadership opportunities. Located on the campus of Salem College, our students have the unique opportunity to take college-level courses and access to state-of-the-art facilities. 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. 30+ clubs and award-winning 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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
75 responses
Average ACT
29
40 responses

Transforming Education for Girls for 250 Years

This year, Salem is celebrating its 250th Anniversary. As part of the festivities, more than 400 Salem alumnae, faculty, staff, students, and friends, recreated the journey undertaken by Moravian Single Sisters from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to North Carolina in 1766. Participants walked from Sept 28 to Oct. 26, covering 500 miles over 29 days, ending with a joyous celebration in Salem Square.

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Ring banquet
    31%
  • Senior day
    23%
  • Pi Day
    19%
  • Smoosh cake
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • January Term used to be great
    12%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
50%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Dominica, Jamaica, Taiwan, Province of China, Turkey
International Boarding Students
10%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
70
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
3:1
National
17:1
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 16 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 16 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 16 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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