Five Day Boarding

A home away from home, Salem’s five-day program assures that students sustain quality time and continuity with family and their home community through weekends at home, a benefit we believe is crucial to student development.

Salem residential student life encourages students to develop independence. It helps them partake more fully in the extracurricular life of the school. Perhaps most significant, it challenges student residents to grow and thrive as productive, positive members of a special family within the Salem community.

Safety is of Utmost Importance

Security for our boarding residents is our top priority.

  1. The residence hall is staffed with Residential Coordinators, as well as senior prefects, who coordinate hall activities.
  2. Students are supervised around-the-clock, with an adult staff member always available and on-call.
  3. The dorm facilities are monitored by our campus security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  4. Students have keycard access to our safe and secure building.
  5. Students have an established curfew, based on grade level, during the week.

Facilities and Amenities

Salem Academy has extraordinary facilities and amenities for your daughter's life at school.

  1. Students have access to a full kitchen in the residence hall from 5pm-9:30 pm Monday to Friday.
  2. Students have access to our shared facilities:
    1. College library
    2. Swimming pool
    3. Two gymnasiums
    4. Fitness center
    5. Tennis courts
    6. Outdoor playing fields
    7. Student Center (with a cafe and movie theater, study spaces and a fireplace)
salem tennis courts
salem swimming pool facilities 2019
academy field hockey action shot
salem basketbal and volleyball facilities

Daily Activities

There are many activities that our boarding students can participate in.

  1. Clubs and extracurricular activities are built into the school day for students
  2. After school, students have the opportunity to participate in:
    1. Athletic practices
    2. Theater rehearsals
    3. Wellness activities
  3. Planned activities include:
    1. Trips for shopping (Target, Wal-Mart, grocery stores, shopping centers)
    2. Ice skating
    3. Roller skating
    4. Athletic events at local high schools, other boarding schools, and local universities (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC-Greensboro, etc.)

Weekday Residence Routine

The following is the Monday - Thursday schedule:

  • 7:00am: Wake-up
  • 7:30am – 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 8:20am: Academic day begins
  • 3:50pm: Academic day ends
  • 5:30pm: Dinner (student must sign in)
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Free time/ evening outing
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Structured Study hall
  • 9:00pm – 10:00pm: Preparing for the next day, readying for bed
  • 10:30-11:00pm: Lights out (varies by grade level)

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.