Salem Academy

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Now in its third century of sustaining a community in which girls learn best, Salem Academy remains dedicated to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth of young women. Founded in 1772 by the Moravian church, Salem Academy flourishes today as an independent, college-preparatory school that celebrates its diversity and affirms each student’s uniqueness. As advocates for women in leadership roles, we recognize our place in a global society and persist in our commitment to a lifetime of learning. We pledge ourselves to retain and nurture those values which encourage each student to take risks, show integrity, and discover her passion as she sets out on her own journey.

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Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Salem Academy sits on a 64 acre campus and facilities include both the Academy and Salem College libraries; labs for biology, chemistry, and physics; the Elberson Fine Arts Center; a health center; and athletic facilities and fields. Our student body of about 170 is made of girls in grades 9 through 12 from our the United States and the world. Academy students are challenged in the classroom with honors, Advanced Placement, and online classes. One hundred percent of our students continue their education in some of the best colleges and universities in the U.S.

January Term, a three-week mini-term, gives students opportunities to pursue internships, enroll in special classes, and travel both in the United States and abroad.