3.4 /5 (35 reviews)
Welcome to the Linsly School!
Thank you for your interest in our school. For more than two centuries, Linsly has successfully educated and shaped the lives of thousands of students. If you are exploring Linsly as a prospective student or parent, we hope this website gives you a better understanding of the school and provides insights into the vast opportunities and experiences we offer.
Founded in 1814, the Linsly School is a private, independent day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, we offer college preparatory classes that combine the traditional values of hard work, respect, honor, honesty, and self-discipline within a challenging academic program designed to unlock the potential of each student.
The family-like atmosphere at our school helps students grow and develop under the guidance of faculty members who know them by name and care about their future. Our strong academic program provides students with an emphasis on foundational skills, a challenging college preparatory curriculum, and a commitment to lifelong learning necessary for success in college and beyond.
With 100% college placement, Linsly's record as an excellent college preparatory academy speaks for itself. We understand that education is more than test scores and college acceptance letters. Every day, our students live many of life's most important principles: responsibility, commitment, time management, sportsmanship, maturity, and even disappointment.
Comprehensive in nature, the Linsly experience extends well beyond the requirements of the classroom. Linsly encourages students to develop their physical skills and realize individual interests through a well-managed program of athletics and extracurricular activities. Linsly’s "no cut / no quit" policy ensures a spot for all students on athletic teams, and requires them to honor their commitments. A respect for competition and sportsmanship, an appreciation for sound physical health, and a willingness to persevere through challenges are values promoted throughout Linsly’s athletic program. Complementing the athletic program, Linsly’s clubs, organizations, and interest groups present students with meaningful opportunities to make connections and contribute to the school community.
My wife Aimee and I are proud to be a part of this wonderful school, and we are honored to call Linsly home.
Justin Zimmerman
Head of School

Extracurricular Activities
Chinese Student Mgmt

Co-ed Boarding Grades: 7-12
Co-ed Rural
Yes ESL: Yes
45,090 Tuition: $45,090
453 # of Students: 453
Co-ed Teacher:Student: 1:7
Co-ed International Student: 16%
12 AP Courses: 12
40.00 Endowment: $88,300/student
72 Faculty w/ adv. degree: 72%
1740 SAT: 1270/1600
#143 USA Boarding School
All graduates (2021)
20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
25 University of Virginia 1
28 New York University 1
36 Boston College 1
40 College of William and Mary 1
42 Boston University 1
47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
49 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 8
55 University of Miami 1
57 University of Pittsburgh 1
59 Syracuse University 1
59 University of Maryland: College Park 1
68 Southern Methodist University 1
75 Clemson University 1
117 Arizona State University 1
Chinese graduates (2021)
20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
25 University of Virginia 1
28 New York University 2
42 Boston University 1
47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
59 Syracuse University 1
0 University of Toronto 1
AP Courses
Total 12
Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC
Human Geography Psychology English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition United States History Chemistry
United States Government and Politics Computer Science A Computer Science Principles
AP Scores
In the year of 2021 - 2022, 82 students took a total of 156 AP exams, 18% resulted in scores of 5, 46% resulted in scores of 4+, 69% resulted in scores of 3+
Total 8
Band Chorus Music
Theater Ceramics Photography
Studio Art Art
Extracurricular Activities and Clubs
Total 40+
Advertising Staff After School Art Club Animal Shelter Club
Camera Club Chess Club Childrens Museum Club
Chorus Classical Club Environmental Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Foreign Language Honor Societies Forensics
French Club German Club History Club
Key Club Lower School Band Lower School Newspaper
Lower School Wing Society Math Club Model United Nations
Multicultural Club National Honor Society Newspaper
Outdoor Adventure Club Princeton Model Congress Puzzlemaniacs
Scrabble Club Scrapbooking Club Shakespeare Club
Spanish Club Stage Band Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Technology Club Upper & Lower School Drama Upper School Wing Society
Writers Forum Yearbook
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Contact Info
60 Knox Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone Number
West Virginia
Basic Info
Year Founded
Campus Size
57 acres
Boarding Rate
Application Info
School Code
Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom, WeChat
Pre Interview
Other Accepted Scores
SSAT, TOEFL, Duolingo, IELTs
Year of Accepting Chinese Students
# of Chinese Students
Brief Reviews
  • 3.4 / 5
Detailed Reviews
    • Overall
      2.7 / 5
    • Academics
      0.3 / 5
    • Campus
      1.0 / 5
    • Student Life
      0.0 / 5
    • Athletic&Art
      0.3 / 5
    • Transportation
      0.3 / 5


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