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

Dr. JaNae Joyner Named Chief of Staff

Monday, May 22, 2023
Dr. Joyner is the right leader at the right time for Salem to help us achieve our strategic goals around health leadership, STEAM and new partnership development.

State of Salem 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
With the 2022–23 academic year at Salem Academy & College coming to an end, now is an ideal time to reflect upon accomplishments during the last year and to share them with our community.

Salem Academy Debate Ends Year on a High Note

Saturday, May 6, 2023