Salem Academy was established in 1772 and offers college preparatory education for girls in grades 9-12. With twenty AP and honors courses offered, academic achievement is at the center of the school. Sports, theatre, music and the arts, community work - all of these are important because they bring fullness and happiness into the lives of the students.
The school campus offers college level athletic facility; fine arts center with two performance auditoriums and a black box theater. Salem's AP English Literature teacher and Director of Studies is one of 8 people across the United States (and one of four high school teachers) who write the AP exam. In addition, she serves as a question leader, one of the highest levels of AP exam readers. In 2012 the average SAT was 1820 and the graduating class was awarded 1.1 million in university scholarships!
Students at Salem Academy live two to a room. Some of the dorm rooms are suite-style, with two roommates sharing a bathroom with two other roommates. Others have a hall bath. All dorm rooms have two beds, two desks, two dressers, and two closets. Beds may be bunked, lofted, or separate. Each room also has a sink and medicine cabinet. Students may decorate the rooms with pictures and posters, small rugs, and other personal items. They may also have small refrigerators. New students are assigned roommates based on interest questionnaires completed during the summer. After the first year, students may choose their own roommates with room preference based on a seniority system.
Located in Winston-Salem.
Area population: 240,000
Town website: City of Winston-Salem
Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Late May
Honors English I, II, and III; Honors Nonwestern History, Honors Renaissance History; Honors Spanish II and III; Honors Biology, Honors Algebra II and Pre-calculus
All Girls School
170 (25% international)
Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dartmouth College, College of William and Mary, Duke University, Middlebury College, Davidson College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in Saint Louis, University of California – Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, New York University, Arizona State University, Emory University, Boston College, The George Washington University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
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» Sarah Childress Polk, the first educated First Lady of the United States
» Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell, '19, founded WETA, Washington, D.C's first public television station
» Tillie Kidd Fowler, '60, served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, retiring in 2000 as the highest-ranking woman in the House
» Marshall Chapman, '67, is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker and Jimmy Buffett
» Mary Davis Holt, '68, was executive vice president and COO at Time Life, Inc.
» Kathryn Harrold, '68, is a television actress
» Vonda Kimble Delawie, '75, is a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State who has served in Croatia, Turkey, Ireland, Italy and Mexico.
Closest International and Local Airports: Piedmont Triad International (GSO)
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