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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, or connected through our successful distance learning program, girls from diverse backgrounds discover the power of their voice and find their place in the world as they prepare for college and lifelong endeavors.

We offer girls the experience of safe independence; where trust is intrinsic, responsible, thoughtful women are the result.


Campus will be opening Fall 2020!

While the SEM community will be returning to campus, at this time our visit process will remain virtual. We remain committed to guiding you through the admission process and connecting you will our community. We know that you are still 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). Contact Alexandra Tramposch, Director of Day Admission, to schedule a time.

Fill out the form below to get started in the enrollment process and receive additional information from the Buffalo Seminary Admission Team:

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