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Linsly School

Linsly School is a coeducational private boarding special program emphasis school for students in grades 5 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City


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Linsly School says

"The Linsly School offers a traditional college preparatory program where academic excellence and character development are emphasized in every facet of student life. Located in Wheeling, WV Linsly is a co-educational day/boarding school providing a structured, disciplined program in a community environment that challenges young people to achieve their greatest potential. Enrolling 451 students in Grades 5-12, with 108 boarders in Grades 7 upward, Linsly emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences, enriched by opportunities for overseas travel/ study and a unique outdoor education program, The Linsly Outdoor Center. One hundred percent of graduates attend college. Campus activities include interest groups, community service, honor societies, musical productions and interscholastic sports..." Did You Know?100% of Linsly students matriculate at four year colleges or universities64% of Linsly faculty members hold advanced degreesThe oldest college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains, Linsly emphasizes traditional values and character developmentTechnology is an important aspect of the Linsly curriculum, with an average student to computer ratio of 3:1Residence Life at LinslyResident students at Linsly live in a warm neighborhood community that consists of dormitories and faculty residencesThe ratio of on campus faculty to resident students is one of the best in the country, 3:1Student dormitories are literally extensions of faculty homesResidence life at Linsly provides a structured, safe and disciplined environment Resident students and faculty members eat a sit down formal dinner together every eveningResident students have mandatory study sessions every evening supervised by faculty membersWeekends for resident students include fun, organized activities such as trips to the local mall, visits to nearby Oglebay Park, and outings to the moviesStudent dormitories are wired for internet accessLinsly FacilitiesLinsly's 65 acre campus includes top quality facilities including:The Williams Visual Arts Center, home to art studios, a ceramics room and a complete photography laboratoryThe Hess Center, a complete wood working shopThe Stifel Field House, with regulation basketball courts, weight room, aerobics room and locker rooms. Linsly also has a swimming pool, refurbished science laboaratories and The Dlesk Conference Center and Linsly Museum for guests.





Grades Cost Term
Middle School $30,710 Annual

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  (304) 233-3260

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT



Test Scores

1740 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 434
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
5 27
6 36
7 50
8 50
9 57
10 81
11 67
12 66

Linsly School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Linsly School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Average Class Size 14
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 25%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%


  • Chess Club
  • Chorus
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions
  • Spanish Club
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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