Buffalo, New York, USA
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation
Founded in 1851, SEM is an independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. At SEM academics are rigorous, trust is intrinsic, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Our humanities and STEAM curricula, arts, clubs, and athletics prepare girls for their remarkable futures.
An average class size of 11 and Harkness table learning guarantees attention from dedicated faculty. Our 1:1 tablet program, STEAM, and digital literacy curricula give girls competency and inspiration to pursue science in college and career.
SEM's unique urban campus maximizes the benefits of city living: parks, galleries, notable architecture, shops, and cafes are steps away.
SEM's 5-day boarding is perfect for girls to have total access to clubs, sports, community service, and supervised study during the week but family time on the weekends.
SEM's proximity to Toronto by car and short flight to New York City, Chicago, or Boston makes it conveniently accessed.
John Chubb, president of NAIS, recently commented, "I toured the school, guided by one local and one international student. I was struck by their obvious kinship and by the affection among students of all types, in classrooms, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, everywhere. I was also struck by how well-prepared these girls will be for the diverse world they will soon lead."