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

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.

Junéja, Peck, Juran, Moulton and Zifchak Join Salem Academy and College

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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