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|The Linsly School|
60 Knox Lane
|Type||Private College Preparatory|
|Motto||Forward and No Retreat|
|Number of students||Approx. 450|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
|Rival||Wheeling Central Catholic|
|Newspaper||The Linsly Line|
The Linsly School, formerly known as the Linsly Military Institute, is a boarding and day school located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was founded in 1814 by Noah Linsly and chartered by the State of Virginia in the same year. The school is the oldest preparatory school west of the Alleghenies. It was originally known as the Lancastrian Academy.
In 1861, the school adopted the dress and discipline of an all-boys military school. In 1978 the board of trustees voted to change the military structure and adopt the philosophy of a traditional boys preparatory school.
In 1988, Linsly became a co-educational school.
In 2007, Linsly ranged from 5th to 12th grade with a student body of about 420. Linsly boasts a 100% college acceptance rate for its graduating seniors. In the 2013-2014 school year, the Linsly School has about 440 students in grades 5-12. As a both day and boarding school, Linsly is home to students from many countries, including China, Finland, Canada, South Korea, and Japan.
In celebration of Linsly's 200th academic year, a campaign is underway to raise $10,000,000 for an addition to Banes Hall, the main academic building, renovations to many other on-campus facilities, and to enrich Linsly's instructing capability. "Forward and No Retreat," is the school theme for the 2013-2014 school year, the same motto under which the school was founded in 1814. Currently, all major on-campus renovations have been completed.
- Skip Prosser, Basketball Coach (1977–1979)
- Carl G. Bachmann 1908, former United States congressman
- Ashley Battle 2000, WNBA player for the New York Liberty
- Bill Berrehsem, former professional football player
- Ted Brown (politician) 1978, libertarian politician and speaker
- Jack Canfield 1962, Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
- Willie Clay 1988, NFL football player and sports commentator
- Eddie Drummond 1998, NFL football player
- C. J. Goodwin 2008, NFL football player
- Heath Haynes 1987, MLB baseball player
- Jon Robert Holden 1994, former professional basketball player
- Tom Keane 1944, NFL football player and coach
- Brad Paisley (attended but did not graduate), country singer and musician
- Chris Stirewalt, digital politics editor for the Fox News Channel
- Robert E. L. Strider, president of Colby College
- Jason Wilson (politician) 1987, Member of the Ohio Senate
- "Linsly Graduate Heading to the Super Bowl". The Linsly School. January 23, 2017.
- Robert Schramm (July 2003). The Linsly School. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 111–111. ISBN 978-0-7385-1531-1.
- News-Register, Casey Junkins The Intelligencer/Wheeling (2016-04-14). "Fox News analyst speaks in hometown of Wheeling". West Virginia Press Association. Retrieved 2020-01-27.