School Life

Whether she sees herself as a scholar, an athlete, an artist, an activist – or all of these – every girl at SEM has opportunities to thrive, thanks to a variety of healthy outlets that support her intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and moral development. Our small size gives her the benefit of personal attention and consistent support. Our nonsectarian approach reinforces the value of diversity, encouraging her to explore ideas beyond the traditional boundaries.

A Culture of Freedom, a Code of Honor
SEM students enjoy extraordinary autonomy, while embracing a high level of responsibility. Our Academic and Social Honor Code – at the heart of our open and supportive learning community – fosters trust and respect by preparing girls for the rewards and responsibilities of college and the wider world.

Individual Attention That Ensures Open Communication
Thanks to our intimate size, no student goes unnoticed. Our advisory program also empowers girls by building positive student-teacher relationships while encouraging open communication with families.

Student-Centered Clubs and Activities
Whether it’s through music, art, drama, writing, current events, or sports, girls find an extracurricular outlet at SEM. If a girl sees the need for an entirely new club, she’s encouraged to step up to the challenge of proposing the concept and helping it become a reality.

Giving Back to the Larger Community
Every girl participates in community service in each of her years at SEM. Our goal is to inspire a spirit of personal responsibility and service so that reaching out and giving back can become more than just an extracurricular pursuit – but a way of life.


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