Overview

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. Sincerely, Justin Zimmerman Head of School
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Official information of The Linsly School in 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Boarding
A- Matriculation
B+ Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
B Community
B- Reviews
A Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 7-12
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $45,090
Day S. Tuition: $20,940
# of Students: 453
Boarding Rate: 22%
Teacher:Student: 1:7%
International Student: 16%
AP Courses: 12
Endowment: $88,300/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 72%
SAT: 1270/1600
IB: No
#143

US Boarding School

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The Linsly School

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#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
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 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
Arizona State University 1
#182 Ohio University 2
#194 Chatham University 1
#234 West Virginia University 10
LAC #50 Dickinson College 3
#263 Florida Atlantic University 1
#299 Marshall University 1
#317 University of Findlay 1
Alderson-Broaddus University 1
Baldwin Wallace University 1
Bethany College 2
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Worldwide Campus 1
Geneva College 1
High Point University 2
Marietta College 2
Niagara University 1
Otterbein University 2
Robert Morris University: Chicago 1
Rollins College 1
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 1
University of Toronto 1
Washington & Jefferson College 1
Waynesburg University 1
West Liberty University 2
Wheeling Jesuit University 3
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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
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
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Sports

(Total 15)
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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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
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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Arts

(Total 8)
Band
Chorus
Music
Theater
Ceramics
Photography
Studio Art
Art
Band
Chorus
Music
Theater
Ceramics
Photography
Studio Art
Art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1814
Campus Size: 57 acres
Boarding Rate: 22%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/31
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom, WeChat
Other Accepted Scores: SSAT, TOEFL, Duolingo, IELTs
School Code:
TOEFL: B376
SSAT: 4655

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 30)
3.4/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 3)
2.7 / 5 Overall
0.3 / 5 Academics
1.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.3 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.3 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 61)

Frequently Ask Questions about The Linsly School

Tell me a bit about The Linsly School.
The Linsly School is Co-ed private boarding school located in West Virginia, US. It was founded 1814 , and currently has about 453 students, 15.82% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.linsly.org.
Does The Linsly School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Linsly School is offering 12 AP courses.

In recent years, 46 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Linsly School also have 72% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Linsly School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 11% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 7.33% go to top 25, and about 1% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Linsly School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Linsly School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Linsly School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Linsly School in 2024 is $50,825 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admit@linsly.org .
Where is The Linsly School located?
The Linsly School is located in the State of West Virginia of USA.
How popular is The Linsly School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The Linsly School is among the most popular schools, within top 128 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also The Linsly School has been favorited by 207 users.
How to start with an application with The Linsly School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The Linsly School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The Linsly School’s official site: http://www.linsly.org or call them at 304-233-3260.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The Linsly School?
Yes, here are few: Olney Friends School, Shady Side Academy and

What is the FindingSchool rating for The Linsly School?
The overall rating for The Linsly School is B+.

The section ratings of The Linsly School are:
A- for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
B for Community
B- for Students and Parents reviews
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