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

Announcing the President’s Advisory Council

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I am pleased to share that the President’s Advisory Council, an initiative of Salem’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, has been established. The Council is one key way in which Salem is engaging with leaders and partners on these topics.

Reflections on Women’s Equality Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about gender equity, the progress we have made, and the work still yet to be done, both here at Salem and across our society.

Triad Business Journal Recognizes Salem Academy Alum Kalin Griffin

Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Triad Business Journal recently profiled Kalin Griffin Bostwick (A’01) as a Leader in Diversity.