60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
"The Linsly School promotes academic excellence, inspries lifelong learning, develops future leaders and emphasizes character development.
Located one hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours east of Columbus, Ohio along the rolling hills of Wheeling, WV.
Founded in 1814, Linsly School is the oldest college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains. Linsly is an independent day/boarding school serving 468 students, including 105 boarding students representing 9 different states and 24 different countries.
One hundred percent of graduates attend college. Campus activities include interest groups, community service, honor societies, yoga classes, cooking classes, and much more.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,740
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $17,850
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Linsly School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Linsly School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
5-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1814
1907
Campus Size
65 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
447 students
300 students
% Students of Color
18%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
70%
Average SAT Score
1270
* 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)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$28 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,740
(Lower school. Upper school boarding: $42,740 )
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,850
(Lower school day tudents Upper school day students: $19,850 )
$32,995
% Students on Financial Aid
62%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$21,700
(Average Financial Aid Grant for Boarding Students)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
60%
-
Acceptance Rate
65%
58%
Director of Admissions
Mr. Robert J. Zitzelsberger
Associate Director of Admissions
Mrs. Crissy D'Aquila

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
Courses
Calculus BC, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science, Government, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Latin: Vergil, Literature & Composition, Psychology, US History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
33
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
3D Printing, After School Art Club, Animal Shelter Club, Anime, Camera Club, Chess Club, Childrens Museum Club, Classics Club, Corridor Monitors, Environment Club, Eye of the Eagle (Newspaper), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Foreign Language Honor Societies, Forensics Club, Graphic Recording, Introductory Tennis, Irving Society, KaMakani Flyers, math league, North Hawaii Youth Coalition, Outdoors Program, Owlet, peer assistance program, Red Key, sea turtle research, Secular Student Syndicate, SEEDS, Shakespeare Contest, Ski and Snowboard Club, Ultimate Frisbee

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Red Cross Youth Group

College Matriculation

Year: 2017 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
West Virginia University
44
Ohio University
17
The Ohio State University
13
High Point University
10
Marietta College
9
University of Pittsburgh
9
Washington and Jefferson College
8
University of Washington
7
New York University
6
Boston University
5

School Notes

    Did You Know?
  • 100% of Linsly students matriculate at four year colleges or universities
  • 55% of Linsly faculty members hold advanced degrees
  • The oldest college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains, Linsly emphasizes traditional values and character development
  • Student to faculty ratio 7:1
  • 24 faculty live on campus
  • 48% of the faculty have 10 or more years of experience teaching at Linsly
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 dinner together every evening
  • Resident students have mandatory study sessions every evening supervised by faculty members
  • Weekends for resident students include fun, organized activities.
  • 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
  • Indoor Pool
  • The Hess Center, a complete wood working shop
  • The Stifel Field House, with regulation basketball court and volleyball court, weight room, aerobics room and renovated locker rooms.
  • Boarding students enjoy leisure time in the Simmons Student Center
  • The Linsly School accreditations: ISACS, TABS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • David Simmons '82 - Chairman and CEO of PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development)
    • C.J. Goodwin '08 - Current NFL athlete. Competed in Super Bowl LI with the Atlanta Falcons
    • Jack Canfield '62 - Co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Author of The Success Principles.
    • James McNulty '60 - Retired CEO of Parsons Corp - an engineering, construction, technical, and professional services firm
    • Ashley Battle '00 - Former WNBA Basketball Player. Currently working for the NBA.
Profile last updated: 09/08/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,740
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $17,850
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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