Buffalo Seminary

Buffalo is a one-hour flight from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago; and a 90-minute drive from Toronto. Niagara Falls is only 15 minutes away!

At SEM we believe in standards, but not standardization. Our advanced curriculum is responsive- we do not participate in state testing. Truly independent, secular and non-uniform, college-bound girls and are encouraged to find their best selves while pursuing their interests at SEM.

Research provided by National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) is clear on the benefits of girls’ school: developmentally, academically and in higher education goals and career outcomes, girls’ schools foster leadership and scholarship.  Perhaps most importantly, they unfetter girls from worrying about how they look and from the fear of trying and failing while boys are watching. At SEM, girls are supported, encouraged, respected, and listened to by their peers and their teachers who understand what girls specifically need, and how they learn best.

According to the NCGS, all-girls learning environments empower students to become bold leaders. 93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school. All-girls learning environments champion the educational needs of girls as a group currently underrepresented in STEM majors and careers.

Our STEAM curriculum includes a 4-year computer science curriculum and our classroom integrated technology and laptop program allow girls to explore new possibilities for themselves in the science, technology, engineering, art & design, and mathematics fields.

Girls’ school grads are six times more likely to considering majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools. Compared to coed peers, girls’ school grads are three  times more likely to consider engineering careers. We see the potential and promise of girls.

Our oldest tradition is forward thinking – about the potential of girls. SEM seeks to develop students’ intellects, widen their perspectives, encourage active community involvement, and equip young women for dynamic and purposeful lives. Our students graduate as informed citizens, and creative, independent, thinkers set on a path to remarkable futures.

Students who thrive at SEM are motivated to widen their perspectives, contribute to community, to set goals and learn from the process of reaching for them. Visit us, see what makes the SEM educational experience far different from other girls’ schools.