Celebrating Salem's 250th Anniversary

In 1772, Salem Academy and College was founded on the revolutionary idea that girls and women deserve a rigorous education to prepare them to lead the way for a better world.   Over the last 250 years, Salem has built upon this foundation and pushed boundaries for women, empowering them to be leaders by preparing girls and women from all around the world to affect change, shatter expectations, and lead through the challenges and triumphs of their times.

It is with great excitement and gratitude that we announce the year-long celebration to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Salem Academy and College.  Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year we will celebrate in many ways including opportunities to engage in inclusive reflections on our history and honoring the resilience, contributions, and experiences of those who paved the way.

We will honor our past as fuel to IGNITE our future.

COVID-19 Protocols

Guests for the 250th events on the Salem Academy and College campus will be required to wear masks, and upon entry to campus show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (vaccine card) or a recent negative COVID-19 test result (obtained within 72 hours prior to the event). For the health and safety of the campus community, guests should not enter campus if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or illness or if they have had a close contact exposure resulting in the need to quarantine.

Upcoming 250th Spotlight Events

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Health Leadership Forum
April 21, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Founders Day Convocation
April 22, 2022
Reunion Weekend
April 22-23, 2022
Community Lovefeast
April 23, 2022



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