Academics at Salem Academy

Learning is Different Here

Emma Grimstead A’22 noticed it during her campus tour. It was the tiniest of details, yet it told her all she needed to know:

“I visited a class and saw students talking while working. That wasn’t allowed in my public school! It showed me that the teachers at Salem trust students and that the students take the work seriously. It was a beautiful thing!”

Emma’s mind was instantly set: “I chose Salem Academy because I wanted that type of freedom and trust.”

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Inside the Classroom

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    You’ll Be Engaged

    as an active participant in a rigorous and relevant college preparatory curriculum. Rooted in the liberal arts, Salem’s course of study incorporates hands-on learning with 21st century skills.

  • student studying with mentor

    You’ll Be Mentored

    by Salem’s beloved faculty who will challenge, guide, and support you.

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    You’ll Be Encouraged

    to try new things, discover new strengths, & forge new ground (like participating in an all-girls award-winning Robotics Team!)

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    You’ll Be Inspired

    to fall in love with learning. Your success at Salem will come as the result of your own hard work and a ton of support — from faculty, staff, and especially other students.

“There’s no competition here between students. Everyone wants to lift each other up because we want each other to succeed. At the award ceremony at the end of the year, we go crazy cheering for each other.”

Jordan Duncan A’20

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.