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A+
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
60 Knox Ln
Wheeling, WV 26003
Telephone
(304) 233-3260

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,830
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)
$39,730
Received Financial Aid
58%
Average Financial Aid
$12,700
From The Linsly School

For more than two centuries, Linsly has successfully educated and shaped the lives of thousands of students.

Founded in 1814, the Linsly School is a private, independent day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, we offer college preparatory classes that combine 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 family-like atmosphere at our school helps students grow and develop under the guidance of faculty members who know them by name and care about their future. Our strong academic program provides students with an emphasis on foundational skills, a challenging college preparatory curriculum, and a commitment to lifelong learning necessary for success in college and beyond.

The Linsly School 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
1230
45 responses
Average ACT
27
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Athletic games
    24%
  • Guest Speakers
    19%
  • Volunteering opportunites
    19%
  • Abroad learning experiences
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Wearing the uniform.
    10%
  • Classes
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    23%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Austria, Bahamas, China, Germany, Spain
    International Boarding Students
    17%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    424
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    85%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses

    The Linsly School Reviews

    64 reviews
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    Linsly focuses on the good! It finds each person's strength and builds on that. The atmosphere is positive and challenging and focuses on the entire person. Academics, character, and health are all important components of a Linsly education.
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    It is a very educationally grounded school that solicits students of intellect and parents with money. Students with whom I have interacted seem to be from another planet, the planet of entitlement. I've found integrity of past grads to be questionable. Lie, Die, Until We Die. It's not that bad and they do have a wonderful facility with scholarly faculty. A B+ may be the rating we believe Linsly deserves. Good school. Questionable ethics.
    My daughter is a sophomore boarding student at Linsly. I cannot adequately describe the transformation that has occurred in her demeanor, personality, social life and level of maturity. She has always excelled in school but now she truly loves to learn. She knows her teachers truly care and their passion is contagious. Every student is given the tools and encouragement to succeed.

    I had many reservations about sending my 14-year-old daughter to boarding school- safety, nutrition, supervision, etc. I felt I was going to miss out on so much of her life. I can assure anyone that all my worries were quickly put at ease and her experience at Linsly has far exceeded all expectations. Although I have less time with her on a daily basis the time we spend means so much more and we truly enjoy each other’s company. Quality truly is more important than quantity. I didn’t lose a daughter. I gained an extended family. ❤️