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SEMFlex enables students to pursue passionsAt SEM, we understand that some of the most important and life-changing opportunities can happen off-campus. These moments often require travel or stints away from conventional schooling.

SEMFlex Students at a Horse Show

We support students in their pursuits through SEMFlex, a way for you to still receive our outstanding academic instruction, with the flexibility to take time out of the traditional classroom. This groundbreaking initiative allows students to complete their schoolwork remotely, while competing or traveling for special interests such as equestrian, music, figure skating and dance.

In this program, you’ll work one-on-one with a dedicated teacher liaison to create a specialized program that keeps you on track academically and on time for graduation.

For aspiring equestrians, the Buffalo Equestrian Center, located five minutes from campus, allows riders to train and compete regionally and nationally.

SEMFlex Student at Triple Crown

“Professional equestrian Melissa Jacobs ‘12 was one of the first pioneers of SEMFlex. This educational model was perfectly suited for [Melissa’s] personal and educational goals,” Alice Jacobs, her mother, said. “She was able to ride in competitions throughout the United States, while simultaneously completing her demanding academic coursework, being a part of the SEM community, and ultimately graduating alongside her classmates.”


Are you an aspiring dancer? SEMFlex allowed Emmy Robinson '22 to pursue the opportunity to join an intensive dance conservatory at the Joffrey Ballet School in Chicago. She’s now secured a spot with the Atlanta Ballet, dancing professionally.


SEMFlex can be granted towards much more than athletics. If you have a passion for academic research, land a life-changing internship in NYC, work a part-time job to support your college fund, these opportunities are yours to take.


Our mission and vision honor this commitment to flexible learning, celebrating your personal pursuits while receiving a SEM education and meaningful learning experience.

SEMFlex Emmy Robinson '22


Your possibilities are endless.

Pursue your dreams through SEMFlex.