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 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.

Top Rankings

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 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 Founded18141907
Campus Size65 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment447 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$28 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Lower school. Upper school boarding: $42,740 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Lower school day tudents Upper school day students: $19,850 )
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,700
(Average Financial Aid Grant for Boarding Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT60%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMr. Robert J. Zitzelsberger
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Crissy D'Aquila

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
Courses Calculus BC, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science, Government, Human Geography, Language & Composition, Latin: Vergil, Literature & Composition, Psychology, US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations3323
ExtracurricularsClub 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 - 202110 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
West Virginia University44
Ohio University17
The Ohio State University13
High Point University10
Marietta College9
University of Pittsburgh9
Washington and Jefferson College8
University of Washington7
New York University6
Boston University5

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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