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 22, 2019

From the Head of School

“Ed [Reed] was a difference-maker and a game-changer. And like all great players, he elevated his teammates’ play around him.” (Ozzie Newsome, Former Baltimore Ravens General Manager)

I am a Baltimore Ravens fan, and former player Ed Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. As a player, Reed was smooth on the field but not always smooth behind the microphone, so I was a little nervous when I watched a taping of his acceptance speech. As expected, there were some hiccups, but his closing words really impacted me: 

I tell you, each one of you, stay encouraged. Encourage each other. Help somebody. We should. We’re supposed to. That’s what being a human is about, leaving this place better than we got it. That’s all it’s about, y’all.

This is the mantra that I am going to embrace and practice during this school year: Encourage each other. A kind word, a reference to an accomplishment of any size, a smile, remembering a name or a birthday- these are all easy things for us to do, and these actions go a long way. High school is not an easy road, and the time from start to finish is unpredictable. Perseverance is not as regularly recognized and applauded as successes are, but I plan on making a better effort to pay attention to the small wins as much as the major ones.

You all encouraged me last year with both words and actions, so I offer a belated “Thank you” and a request for you to keep doing it. Salem Academy needs our encouragement, and I couldn’t have a better team of students, parents, faculty, alumnae, and friends with whom to partner as we get closer to our 250th year!

Far may our song ring clear!

Carol Killebrew

Head of School


2019 - 2020 Salem Academy Orientation Schedule

Please click here to view the 2019 - 2020 school orientation schedule.

Major Dates for 2019-2020 School Year

Make sure that you take note of these important school dates. Click here for the calendar.

Student Handbook Available Online

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Our Dining Hall is now Peanut and Tree Nut Free

Beginning this fall, our dining hall will no longer serve peanuts or tree nuts due to the allergy sensitivities of our student body. 

Class of 2020 Ring Orders

 This is a reminder that the final payments for senior class rings are due August 30th.  Also, if your student placed a ring order that was incomplete in April (i.e. ring information was given but no deposit), then the order is still on hold and has not been processed/made by Herff Jones.  Please contact Herff Jones immediately to communicate any ring order changes.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Penn (felecia.penn@salem.edu) as soon as possible.  Thank you and have a good day!

Herff Jones 



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