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Message from the Head of School

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Welcome to Buffalo Seminary

It is with great excitement and gratitude that I begin my tenure as SEM’s next Head of School. Since my appointment last fall, I have had the privilege of engaging with incoming and current students, staff and faculty, board members, and alumnae at myriad events, and the magic of SEM is palpable. I am honored to be joining this remarkable community. 

Since 1851, SEM has fostered students’ confidence, competence, and authentic sense of self like only an all-girls education can. Through rigorous academics, a wide range of athletic, artistic, and social opportunities, and strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and each other, SEM prepares its students for genuine success. The size of the school ensures that each student will be known and have exceptional personalized opportunities throughout her academic career. The focus on community ensures that beyond the years spent within its walls, SEM will continue to provide a network of support in Western New York and across the globe. 

This world needs more engaged citizens, STEM experts, and thoughtful leaders. SEM is uniquely poised to nurture and develop young women who will go on to “shape society, rather than be controlled by it.” Come visit and experience for yourself the sense of community, stimulating academic environment, and fun. 

I look forward to meeting you.

Blair Parker