The Linsly School

Lifelong Learning at The Linsly School

The Linsly School, Seizing Every Teachable Moment

Founded in 1814, the Linsly School is a private, independent day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12. The school enrolls 463 students, including 102 boarding students from 7 states and 20 countries. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, and approximately one hour away from Pittsburgh, Linsly offers 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 Academic Rigor at Linsly Prepares Students for Success

With 100% college placement, Linsly’s 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.

Boarding Life at Linsly

The school believes the boarding school students are offered the most comprehensive Linsly experience. Providing a warm, supportive, and structured environment for students in grades 7-12, the Linsly residential community is a home away from home.

Residential students live in one of four dormitories, supervised by faculty who live among students on campus with their families in a beautiful neighborhood. Because each dormitory is connected to at least two faculty residences, students learn very quickly that their dorm room is an extension of faculty homes. From family-style dinners shared with dorm parents, to structured evening study halls supervised by faculty, to evening get-togethers at faculty homes for pizza and movies, boarding life at Linsly balances the structure and discipline necessary for academic success with the nurturing support necessary for personal fulfillment.

“Values Added” to On-campus Living at Linsly

Students residing on campus experience college prep classes that encompass every aspect of their Linsly life. The “Values Added” aspect of Linsly residence life comes from this 24-hour community where every teachable moment is seized.

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Wheeling, WV

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SSAT (Standard Online Application)

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Top Universities of Matriculation

Harvard University, Princeton University, John Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Berkeley

Notable Alumni

Jon Robert Holden (1994) former professional basketball player; Ashley Battle (2000) WNBA player for the New York Liberty; Jack Canfield (1962) Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series; Willie Clay (1988) NFL football player and sports commentator; Tom Keane (1944) NFL football player and coach

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