Linsly: A Rich Past Of Focusing on Future

When Noah Linsly came to Wheeling to establish the first preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains, the outcome of the War of 1812 still was in doubt. Linsly, following his own motto – “Forward, and no retreat” – persevered, however.

Now, The Linsly School is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Its significance to West Virginia already has been recognized by both the Legislature and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Let us pause for a moment to consider Linsly’s enormous benefit to thousands of young men and women, down through the decades.

Linsly’s record of building both knowledge and character attracts students from throughout the world. It is not too much to say that the institution – and its leaders – have shown many young people they were capable of much more than they believed when they first set foot on the Wheeling campus.

For two centuries, educators who have served at Linsly have focused firmly on bright futures for their students. The results speak for themselves.

Congratulations, then to Linsly staff, students and supporters.