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An independent day & boarding school for college-bound girls

Welcome

Founded in 1851, SEM is an extraordinary day and boarding school for girls from across Western New York, the United States, and the world. With its understanding of traditional and creative approaches to education in the 21st century, SEM inspires graduates to emerge from their high school experience as leaders, proud to shape society rather than be controlled or defined by it. They live and lead with energy, confidence, honor, and courage.

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SEMSATIONAL Stories

What makes SEM so special? Students, alums, parents and faculty share their stories.

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SEMSATIONAL Stories

Celebrate Helen L. Marlette

June 8, 2024

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Celebrate Helen

Traditions and School Life

Both serious and fun traditions are at the core of our school culture.

 

Are you a Hornet or a Jacket?

Traditions and School Life

Live at SEM - Our Boarding Program

SEM’s residential students live together in a beautiful community and neighborhood adjacent to the school.

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Live at SEM - Our Boarding Program

Summer @ SEM

Summer at SEM

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News & Events

Class of 2024 College Acceptances

Congratulations to the class of 2024!

It has been an incredible journey watching you grow over the past four years. The class of 2024 submitted 357 applications to 214 different colleges and universities and next year you will find them in Buffalo, many across New York State, Alabama, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Washington, DC., Florida, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Spain, and some traveling the globe as gap year participants.

As you travel the world, meet new people, and go on your journey to become lifelong learners, remember that SEM will always be your home.

"It's only four short years, but it is a beginning." - 1966 SEM Yearbook

See our acceptance & matriculation list here.

Watch Ann Leslie’s speech to the class of 2024 here.

 

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