The Linsly School

60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tel: 304-233-1436
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 420 students
"The Linsly School offers a traditional college preparatory program where academic excellence and character development are emphasized in every facet of student life.
Located in Wheeling, WV Linsly is a co-educational day/boarding school providing a structured, disciplined program in a community environment that challenges young people to achieve their greatest potential.
Enrolling 428 students in Grades 5-12, with 108 boarders in Grades 7 upward, Linsly emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences, enriched by opportunities for overseas travel/ study and a unique outdoor education program, The Linsly Outdoor Center.
One hundred percent of graduates attend college.
Campus activities include interest groups, community service, honor societies, musical productions and interscholastic sports..."

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
The Linsly School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12 11-12
Grades Offered (Day) 5-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1814 1910
Campus Size 65 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 420 students 300 students
% Students of Color 24% 20%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 25% 67%
Average SAT Score 1740 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 72% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $20 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,880 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$16,780 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 55% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of AdmissionsMr. Robert J. Zitzelsberger
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Stacey Creely


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 24
ExtracurricularsAdvertising 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,

School Notes:

    Did You Know?
  • 100% of Linsly students matriculate at four year colleges or universities
  • 64% of Linsly faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • The oldest college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains, Linsly emphasizes traditional values and character development
  • Technology is an important aspect of the Linsly curriculum, with an average student to computer ratio of 3:1
  • Residence Life at Linsly
  • Resident students at Linsly live in a warm neighborhood community that consists of dormitories and faculty residences
  • The ratio of on campus faculty to resident students is one of the best in the country, 3:1
  • Student dormitories are literally extensions of faculty homes
  • Residence life at Linsly provides a structured, safe and disciplined environment
  • Resident students and faculty members eat a sit down formal dinner together every evening
  • Resident students have mandatory study sessions every evening supervised by faculty members
  • Weekends for resident students include fun, organized activities such as trips to the local mall, visits to nearby Oglebay Park, and outings to the movies
  • Student dormitories are wired for internet access
  • Linsly Facilities
  • Linsly's 65 acre campus includes top quality facilities including:
  • The Williams Visual Arts Center, home to art studios, a ceramics room and a complete photography laboratory
  • The Hess Center, a complete wood working shop
  • The Stifel Field House, with regulation basketball courts, weight room, aerobics room and locker rooms.
  • Linsly also has a swimming pool, refurbished science laboaratories and The Dlesk Conference Center and Linsly Museum for guests.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Olney Friends School (24.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Olney Friends School
    (Society of Friends)
    24.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 39 students61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    740-425-3655 ext 214
  • 52.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 500 students423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
  • 71.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 200 students1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
  • 90 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 390 students115 College Street
    HudsonOH 44236
  • 114.2 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 340 students38588 Mentor Avenue
    WilloughbyOH 44094
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