Courses of Study

College Ready. Career Ready. Life Ready.

Salem Academy’s college preparatory curriculum provides a strong liberal arts foundation combined with relevant 21st-century skills and experiential learning.

I could not have been better prepared for college. I left Salem with invaluable study skills, along with writing skills that I used throughout my marketing career and still use today.”

Martha Manning A’73
Trustee, PAST President of Alumnae Board

Real-World Learning

As much as you’ll learn in the classroom you’ll learn in the world via

  • Life skills: Time management; wellness; public speaking
  • Internships & travel for Jan Term 
  • Community service
  • Participation & leadership
  • 100% College acceptance
  • 80% The number of eligible juniors and seniors taking college courses in 2020-21

“I used to dread going to school every day. I wasn’t learning anything, so I didn’t put the time into it. At the Academy, it was completely different. I’ve grew to love learning, because I learned things that mattered. I even took 2 college-level courses for credit.”

Zoe Smith A’19

Opportunities to Excel

Your Advisor will be with you throughout your time at Salem functioning as your mentor, counselor, advocate, cheerleader, teacher, and school mom or dad. Mostly, though, your Advisor will help you stay challenged and engaged, while living a healthy and balanced life.

Your Course of Study


Department Credit Requirements Table


Come back this summer for the complete 2022-23 Curriculum Guide to learn more about course selections.

Latest News

Salem Academy and College Presents Author Sami Schalk

Monday, March 20, 2023
Salem Academy and College, in partnership with Bookmarks, will present author Sami Schalk, Ph.D. on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Salem Academy and College Establishes Future of the Academy Building Task Force

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Salem is exploring the future possibilities for the Salem Academy building with the assistance of Salem Academy alumnae, current staff and community members. This work will result in a plan by the end of 2023 for future use of this important landmark in our community.

PBS North Carolina to Debut “Journey to Salem” Documentary

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
PBS North Carolina will debut the “Journey to Salem” documentary on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 p.m.