Due to winter weather, Salem Academy will open at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. See our Winter Storm Update page for details.

Week of August 11, 2017

Jan Term Trip to Great Britain

There’s still room for YOU on the 2018 JanTerm Trip to Great Britain!  All new and returning students and parents are welcome!


The Salem Academy Math Department would like to invite you on a fantastic journey as we explore Great Britain during JanTerm 2018:  Spend two nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow, one night in the Scottish Highlands, two nights in the English countryside, and three nights in the heart of London.  Walk through the amazing palaces of monarchs from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II. Stand in the shadow of monumental Stonehenge and marvel at ancient treasures in the British Museum.  Dive into Scottish history and learn about the great struggles between the Scots and the English.  Humbly explore the grand churches of Britain, including Westminster Abbey, the home church of the British Monarchy.  Take a ride on the towering London Eye Ferris Wheel high above the River Thames.  Hear the words of Shakespeare in the modern Globe Theater and visit the town of his birth. Relive the lives and music of the Beatles in their hometown.

Travel dates of our 12-day tour are January 4th through January 15th, 2018.  For pricing and other details about the trip, please view the attached itinerary.  A meeting will be held for any interested students and parents on Saturday, August 19th from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the auditorium.  Feel free to direct any questions regarding this trip to either Kris Sorrells or Amanda Malatlian.  We would love to have your company on this exciting excursion!


Photography Workshops Send Academy Senior Around the World


By Ana Sapp A’18


This summer, I attended a National Geographic Student Expedition in Yellowstone National Park on a full scholarship, as well as the Youth Conservation Photography Workshop by Karine Aigner Photography and Tropical Herping. In Yellowstone, I had the full experience of Bozeman, Montana, as well as the wildlife and natural wonders of our first national park, located in Wyoming. While in Bozeman, I attended the largest rodeo in the United States, filled with cowboys and famous rodeo fans, including John Mayer and Stephanie Quayle!

In Yellowstone, I rode horses, hiked, toured hot springs and learned about the local wildlife, including bison, coyotes, grizzly and black bears and more! Then, I traveled to Ecuador where I focused on the wildlife and culture of three areas: Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the Mindo cloud forest, and the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon jungle. In these incredible places, we photographed and studied with scientists who focused on wildlife in the rainforest, herpetology, and many other aspects of biology. One of my favorite parts of this trip was photographing and interacting with the indigenous people of  Yasuni National Park, who graciously invited us into their world. Throughout this trip, I created a photographic story focusing on Biophilia, how humans tend to connect with nature and experience happiness from this connectivity, as I did in Ecuador.

At the end of this trip, I presented my story to an interesting audience, the indigenous people working in the area where we lodged. I will never forget these two incredible trips, the rich biology, and wildlife, as well as the extraordinary people I worked with along the way. These experiences have sparked my passion for biology and photography, my future!





Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card To Give To Salem

August is the time to connect your VIC card to Salem Academy!  Salem will receive a percentage of your purchase of Harris Teeter store brand items every time you check out!

Just tell the cashier when you check out to connect you to 5509.

Salem Academy is then your charity of choice and giving is so easy!


Student Party at Westwood Club

All local students are invited to attend a welcome party at Westwood Club, located at 256 Harper Street in Winston-Salem, on Thursday, August 17.  Bring your swimsuit, towel, and appetite for a chance to greet new faces and catch up with your fellow sisters from 5:45 to 7:30 pm.

School Events Calendar 2016-2017

New Student Orientation Schedule

2017 New Student Orientation Schedule

Salem Academy Student Handbook

2017 Student Handbook Cover

Interested in brushing up on school rules before landing on campus? Check out our student handbook to read up about student expectations, learn about school traditions, or to review our campus map! Every member of the school community will receive their own copy when they arrive on campus. In the meantime, you can bookmark this link so the handbook will only be a click away.

Senior Ring Orders for Class of 2018

As summer is winding down, it is time to gear up for senior year!  This is a reminder to seniors and their families that class ring orders must be paid in full by Friday, September 1, 2017 so that they will arrive in time for Ring Banquet.  Payment for the rings can be submitted to Herff Jones by:

  • By phone with debit/credit card - 336-228-7770
  • By mail - HERFF JONES - PO Box 977 - Burlington, NC  27216

For current balance information and/or ring information, please contact Herff Jones.


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