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Salem Academy is a private, residential, all-girls high school founded in 1772 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


College preparatory boarding and day school for girls, founded in 1772 by early Moravian settlers who held the view that girls deserved an education comparable to that afforded boys. Academic and community life governed by an Honor Code that allows individual freedom and expects honesty and integrity from all students.

Salem Academy began instruction four years before the Declaration of Independence, in April 1772; it has remained open ever since. The school received its name from the city of Salem, which is today part of Winston-Salem. Since its inception, Salem Academy has been heavily influenced by the Moravian church. U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A Moravian can be: an ethnic group a Christian denomination This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

The school's size and popularity grew over the next two centuries. In 1907, the school was renamed to Salem Academy and College. Less than 30 years later, completely separate facilities were constructed for the Academy on the eastern perimeter of the campus, while the existing buildings on Salem Square were dedicated to Salem College. Salem College is a small, womens liberal arts college located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ...


20 academic credits required for graduation, including four in English, two in Latin, two in a modern foreign language, four in mathematics, three in history, and three in science, plus requirements in art, music, religion, and health and physical education. January Term, a three-week mini-term, gives students opportunities to pursue internships, enroll in special classes, and travel both in the United States and abroad.

Classes at Salem Academy are small, usually averaging 13-14 students. Teachers employ a variety of instructional methods -- including lectures, class discussion, panel presentations, and oral reports -- to encourage students to participate fully in the work of each course.

Learning outside the classroom is an integral part of the Academy curriculum. The lecture and artist series at Wake Forest University, the symphony and dance concerts at the Stevens Center, the drama productions at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the recitals, concerts, and lectures at Salem College are important cultural resources for Academy students.

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Salem Baptist Academy - School Handbook (3406 words)
Salem Baptist Academy will not be bound by state curriculum or teacher certification requirements that often interfere and are contrary to those of Christian education standards.
Salem Baptist Academy believes it is unreasonable for parents to withdraw their children from a governmental school with its academic and moral ills and place them in a private institution with the same curriculum methods and objectives.
The school represents a ministry of Salem Missionary Baptist Church and is therefore privileged to use all of its facilities as needed.
New Salem, Massachusetts -- 1879 History -- Schools. (951 words)
The school building, already mentioned, Was donated to the academy, and at the first meeting of the trustees, which was held at the tavern of Samuel Kendall, in New Salem, measures were taken to set the institution upon an advanced plane, and thereby attract to its support pupils from all parts of the State.
In 1870 the academy received from the State a donation of $10,000, from the citizens of New Salem $5000, and from Ira Stratton, Esq., of Cambridgeport, a native of New Salem, $1000.
Besides the academy, there are in New Salem 7 district schools, at which the average attendance is 135 scholars, and for whose support, in 1877, the sum of $1136.68 was expended.
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