历史 & 任务

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历史 & 任务 - Dawn at Salem Academy

Salem Academy and College is oldest educational institution for girls and women in 的 United States. Founded in 1772 (four years before 的 Declaration of Independence was signed!) its Moravian founders believed that girls and women were entitled to 的 same education as boys and men.

自从, Salem has kept true to its mission while evolving with 的 times to serve 的 changing needs of girls and women in our society.

Our 任务, Our Promise

Educating girls since 1772, Salem Academy fosters compassionate and creative leaders, prepared for college and life, who chart 的ir paths with character, 好奇心, 和勇气.

Highlights from 历史

Single Sisters: In its early years, Salem was led by 的 unmarried women of 的 Moravian community, known as 的 Single Sisters. These forward-thinking women were economically self-sufficient — rare for 18th-century women!

多样性 came early to Salem Academy and College. 在1780年代, Salem accepted its first enslaved African-American student; In 1826, it accepted its first Native American student, 莎莉脊.

College-level courses were added during 的 1860s and in 1907, 的 school’s name was changed to Salem Academy and College

Read more about 的 history of Salem Academy and College; see our historical research, Salem Academy and College’s participation in Universities Studying Slavery, 和更多的.