About Salem Academy

Here, Your Best is Yet to Come

Salem Academy is a boarding and day school exclusive to girls grades 9-12. Its rigorous college preparatory curriculum, combined with one-on-one support and a nurturing community, results in life-long success — yours!

“Going to Salem Academy was one of the best things I’ve done. It sent me on a completely different life track. I’ve carried the confidence I gained with me into my professional life.”

Natasha Del Toro A’93
Host of Emmy-nominated America Reframed (PBS World)


Location is Key

Located in historic Old Salem, NC, the Salem Academy is only minutes from the thriving city center of Winston-Salem, giving students access to internships and other learning opportunities. Our safe and serene campus is adjacent to Salem College, a Top 25 Liberal Arts Institution and one of the nation’s first women’s colleges.


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Recognized for Success

A+ Rating

“A Best Private High School”, 2019

“A Best All-Girls School in America”, 2020

In the Top Fifth ranks Salem Academy in the top 20% of the state’s private schools for:

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    Least expensive tuition

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    Lowest average acceptance rates

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    Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees

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    Most offered

Forward We Grow

See our Strategic Plan for Salem’s future!

Latest News

Hurricane Ian: Important Campus Information

Friday, September 30, 2022
Salem Academy and College will suspend operations starting on Friday, September 30 at noon. All classes, institution-sponsored travel and activities will be suspended.

Salem Academy Students Anticipate Family Weekend—But First, Senior Day and Ring Banquet

Friday, September 23, 2022
This is a fun-filled week on the campus of Salem Academy—a week filled with time-honored traditions and highly anticipated observances.

Dalton, Maddrey and Monroe Join Salem Academy

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Salem Academy—the only all-girls, boarding and day high school located on a college campus with a STEAM focus in the United States—has added three team members to its residence life staff.