The Linsly School

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 437 students, including 98 boarding students representing 10 different states and 18 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.

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
The Linsly SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)5-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18141910
Campus Size65 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment437 students313 students
% Students of Color
24%
21%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
66%
Average SAT Score1250* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1117
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$23 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$36,450$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
59%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT70%-
Acceptance Rate
65%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMr. Robert J. Zitzelsberger
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Stacey Creely

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1117
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Government, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Latin: Vergil, Literature & Composition, Psychology, US History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1615
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3324
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
3D Printing, After School Art Club, Animal Shelter Club, Anime, Camera Club, Chess Club, Childrens Museum Club, Classics Club, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Foreign Language Honor Societies, Forensics Club, French Club, German Club, Graphic Recording, History Club, Key Club, Lower School Newspaper, Math Club, Model United Nations, Multicultural Club, Newspaper, Outdoor Adventure Club, Secular Student Syndicate, SEEDS, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spanish Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Technology Club, Ultimate Frisbee

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Lower School Band

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 9:1
  • 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

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