Linsly School

60 Knox Ln, Wheeling, WV 26003

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Founded in 1814, The Linsly School is a private, independent day and boarding school for students in grades 5 through 12. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, we offer a college preparatory curriculum that combines the traditional values of hard work, respect, honor, honesty, and self-discipline within a challenging academic program designed to unlock the potential of each student.

The family-like atmosphere at Linsly helps students grow and develop under the guidance of faculty members who know them by name and care about their future. Whether it happens over lunch, dinner, or in evening study hall, learning at Linsly never ends.

Linsly is a place where life-long friendships between students and faculty are formed. Student uniforms are not to encourage conformity, but to ensure that students are known for their unique ideas and abilities. We are a school where long-forgotten traditional values live on in our everyday curriculum.

With 100% college placement, Linsly’s record as an excellent college preparatory academy speaks for itself. We understand that there is something more to education than test scores and college acceptance letters. Every day, our students live many of life’s most important principles: responsibility, commitment, time management, sportsmanship, maturity, and even disappointment.

Our “no quit” policy teaches students to finish what they start and to follow through with their commitments.

The education a student earns at Linsly is both deep and lasting because life’s lessons continually emerge. The Linsly experience fosters life-long learning that will prepare students for college and life.

With need-based financial aid and scholarship opportunities available, Linsly is an affordable choice and an excellent investment. At Linsly, we work with our students and families to assess their needs and to provide a top quality education at a reasonable cost. A Linsly education is an investment in the future.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 7-12; Day — Coed 5-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address60 Knox Ln, Wheeling, WV 26003
Year Established1814
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$32,170; estimated extras $1000
Day Tuition$15,590; estimated extras $1000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded203
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$2,000,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionTutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, English Literature, Human Geography, Physics, Psychology, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment. 5 weeks
Accredited ByNCA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Lacrosse
Interscholastic Girls' SportsSoftball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School76
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of PA, US Air Force Acad, OH St, WV U, NYU, Elon
Average Math SAT580
Average Critical Reading SAT560
Average Writing SAT570


Applications DueRolling
New Students96
Percentage of Applicants Accepted66
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)80
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ, TOEFL


AdministratorReno F. DiOrio
Administrator's TitlePresident
In Office Since1979
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Dickinson College, MEd, Univ of Dayton
Co-AdministratorChad Barnett
Co-Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
Co-Administrator's CredentialsBA, Bethany College, MA, West Virginia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsRobert J. Zitzelsberger III, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment450
Boarding Students105
Day Students345
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)155
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)295
Student Body EthnicityWhite 82%, African-American 4%, Asian 2%, Other 12%
Percentage of International Students6
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Dress CodeUniform
Teaching Faculty48
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)60
Male Teaching Faculty31
Female Teaching Faculty17

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage57
Buildings on Campus18
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