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Salem College

Salem College

Salem College


Salem College traces its history to April 1772, when the Moravian community of Salem, North Carolina, founded a school for girls and appointed Sister Elisabeth Oesterlein as its first teacher. Under the supervision of Salem’s boards and thanks to the teaching of the Single Sisters, the school flourished and provided the girls of late-eighteenth-century Salem with as rigorous an education as the boys of the town received.

As the oldest educational institution for girls and women in America, Salem Academy and College has a proud history of fostering independence in women.


  • Winston-Salem

    South Church Street,601, 27101, Winston-Salem