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

Salem Academy and College to Host Second Health Leadership Forum

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Keynote Address and Panel Discussions to Highlight the Work of Women Health Leaders Who Are Widely Recognized Experts and Innovators.

Cherokee Commemoration

Thursday, November 17, 2022
On October 22, more than 30 descendants of Cherokee Moravian students, who attended Salem in the 19th century, came to campus for a celebration to commemorate their ancestors.

Today We Honor Those Who Served

Friday, November 11, 2022
To our Salem community members and loved ones who have selflessly served in our armed forces, we thank you and appreciate your sacrifice.