Now Accepting Applications and Visits for Fall 2021!


A Message from The Director of Admissions:
Thank you for your interest in The Linsly School. Along with our excellent academic reputation, our faculty and staff are committed to developing future leaders by emphasizing character development. Our faculty and staff are compelled to develop relationships with each and every one of their students. At The Linsly School, we believe real learning cannot take place until these relationships are formed.
We are excited you are considering a Linsly experience and we thank you for visiting our website. We hope you continue to explore the best educational fit. As our theme for the 2019-2020 school year states, “Don’t Limit Your Challenges; Challenge Your Limits.”

While we are excited for you to visit our campus, voted the most beautiful private school in West Virginia by Arch Digest, the safety and health of our Linsly community and all guests and visitors remain our highest priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently accepting visitors to our campus, but we still would love to connect with you, learn about your family, and introduce you to the Linsly Experience!

Please feel free to email our Admissions Office for more information or to set up a live Skype, Zoom, or Facetime call with one of our Admissions Counselors.

We look forward to speaking with you and "seeing" you very soon! Stay safe and healthy!

Mr. R.J. Zitzelsberger III

Admissions Travel & Upcoming Events

Call for 2020 Visit Days!

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Linsly School admits students of any race, color, gender, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Meet Our Admissions Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of RJ Zitzelsberger

    Mr. RJ Zitzelsberger III 

    Director of Admissions
    (304) 233-1436
    Linsly Class of 2002
  • Photo of Clarissa D'Aquila

    Mrs. Clarissa D'Aquila 

    Admissions Counselor
    (304) 234-4616 x517
  • Photo of Elizabeth Stalder

    Mrs. Elizabeth Stalder 

    Administrative Assistant to the Admissions Director
  • Photo of Stacey Creely

    Mrs. Stacey Creely 

    Asst Director of Admissions, Director of Public Relations
    (304) 234-4616 x505

Meet Alec.

Meet Alec, class of 2014. This video was recorded when he was a freshman at Harvard. If you have ever asked yourself, "What things will I always remember about Linsly?", hear Alec's answer.

Meet Kaitlyn.

Meet Kaitlyn, class of 2009. She is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and WVU College of Law. Currently, she practices out of the Flaherty Charleston Office.  If you have ever asked the question, "Why Linsly?", read Kaitlyn's inspiring story.

Why Linsly? As Kaitlyn explains, "Linsly is more than just a school...When your child comes to Linsly, it's not for four years, five years, or even eight years - it's for a lifetime."

    • Mr. Zimmerman presents his Parents' Day speech for those who might have missed it.

    • Mr. Zimmerman talks with Mrs. Maggie Allison, the Dean of the Middle School, about interdisciplinary course content.

    • Headmaster Justin Zimmerman discusses the important idea behind the designation now commonly known as the HPL.

    • Head of School Justin Zimmerman was recently published in the February 2017 Wheeling News Register Educational Progress Issue. In his article, he offers families suggestions on what qualities to look for when choosing a private school. Listen to his recommendations on choosing a private school.