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Number of Students

170 (25% international)

SAT Average




Salem Academy

Private Boarding School – Winston-Salem , North Carolina

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!

Boarding Facilities
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 Courses:
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

School Facts

Student Population

All Girls School

Number of Students

170 (25% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • 2D Design
  • Advanced Studio Art
  • Chorus
  • Glee Club
  • Music Theory
  • Portfolio Art
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Latin Literature
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Team
  • Art
  • Athletic Council
  • Ballet
  • Culture
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Equestrian
  • Fellowship Council
  • Film
  • Hiking
  • Key Club
  • Garden
  • History
  • Literary Magazine
  • Model United Nations
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Music
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • National Latin Honor Society
  • Ski
  • Spanish
  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Young Republicans

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

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

SAT Breakdown:

Section Average
Verbal 578
Writing 604
Total: 1813

University Acceptance Rate:

Famous Alumni:
» 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)
For Details Visit Website: Salem Academy

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