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Among the oldest girls' schools in the United States, Buffalo Seminary is an independent day and boarding school offering forward-thinking education for girls since 1851.

The SEM culture of achievement, scholarship, leadership, and creativity sees and honors the promise of a young girl.

Within our historic halls, around our Harkness tables, on teams and in clubs, we are connected by both our centuries-old traditions and now through our successful remote learning program. Girls discover the power of their voice as they prepare for lifelong endeavors.

We offer girls the experience of safe independence. At SEM, trust is intrinsic and responsible, thoughtful women are the result.


Campus is open, in-person for 2020-21!

While the SEM community returned to campus in the fall, our admission process continued virtually. We remain committed to connecting you will our community. We know that you are looking for a school where girls think independently, express themselves, and become leaders for life.

Whether you are from around the corner or from around the world, you will find a place at SEM.

Connect with us!

We look forward to speaking with you and can be available for phone or face-to-face meetings (using Zoom). We would also be happy to arrange a private tour of the SEM campus. Contact Alexandra Tramposch, Director of Day Admission, to schedule a time.

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