Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

The Life Skills of Athletics

Posted by Bobby Wynne on May 9, 2019 10:12:00 AM

As the school year comes to a close and our spring athletes enter the final weeks of their season with playoff hopes and graduation on the horizon, I can’t help but recall my own memories of the nervous, excited energy that brewed throughout my senior spring  lacrosse season.  I can hear my coaches’ voices.  To this day, their messaging remains some of the strongest and most valuable I’ve received. Their wisdom, their praise, their criticism and their guidance; their words were not just applicable to the game, but to life.

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Topics: All Boys School, Athletics

Rolling Admissions Space After April 10

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Apr 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM

The March 10 application deadline has come and gone, but your family has an interest in pursuing boarding schools.  Is it too late?  This blog post takes a look at applying to prep schools after April 10.

While there may be the risk that a school does not have certain enrollment openings based on grade or gender, almost all boarding schools will admit and enroll new students during the late spring and summer months.  And, in fact, most schools will tell you that they interview and enroll some of their top applicants during this time period.  Strategic admissions offices plan of this.  Even in June, Salisbury School will spaces for the fall of 2019, just like we have for the last twenty years.

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Topics: school applications, Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid, Interview, Learning Center

A Break from Exams: The Case for Project Based Learning

Posted by Sarah Mulrooney on Mar 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM

We’ve all been there. Your history teacher assigns you a topic, you spend a week or so in the library researching, and you write a paper with a well-developed thesis, making sure your citations are correct and your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are on point. You turn the paper in and after a few days, you get it back with a grade. The teacher moves on to the next thing, and, while you surely developed your skills during the process, it’s not long before the paper is a distant memory other than its place in the grade book and, perhaps, the bottom of a backpack. That’s usually the end of it, but it doesn’t have to be. 

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Academics, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

What does my admissions decision mean?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Mar 1, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Boarding school admissions decisions will soon be released.  This can be a stressful time for many students and families, and there is sure to be a mix of emotions as schools notify individuals of their decisions.  In this blog, we take a look at the admissions decisions you may receive and what to do next.

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Topics: Application, Applying, Financial Aid

Fostering Connections: Why Teens Need Other Adults in Their Lives

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Jan 28, 2019 9:53:00 AM

The average American teen has 150 followers on Instagram, and 18% of teens have over 300 followers. But, how many of those followers are individuals these teenagers are truly connected to? With how many of those followers do teenagers have trusted and valued relationships?

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Topics: All Boys School

Should I follow up on my application?....And Other Admissions FAQ

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Jan 18, 2019 10:41:00 AM

You've clicked submit and now prepare to wait until March 10 for admissions decisions to be released.  You may be one of the many students wondering, should I follow up on my application?  In this article, we'll tackle some of the most commonly asked questions admissions offices get after applications are submitted.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

Character Matters: Measuring Character Skills in the Admissions Process

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Dec 27, 2018 10:28:00 AM

Salisbury School was founded and built on what was once a family owned, hard-working farm in the heart of New England and the western Connecticut hills.  We can imagine that our founders and those who worked the soil before us would be proud that, as a top-ranked boys boarding school in the twenty first century, our “north star” simply remains "character."  The words "Salisbury Gentleman" and "Esse Quam Videri" mean as much today...albeit they seem more counter culture than ever.

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Topics: school applications, Boarding School, Application, Applying, All Boys School

How to Afford Boarding School - Advice from Salisbury's Director of Financial Aid

Posted by Tom Spinella on Dec 13, 2018 11:17:00 AM

One of the major questions for families considering boarding school is, "Can we afford it?" Our Admissions Office knows that the cost of a boarding school education is an incredible investment, and that the financial aid process can be daunting.

In this post, our Director of Financial Aid breaks down the financial aid application process and shares some of Salisbury's financial aid statistics.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid

Why Boarding? - The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Dec 6, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Considering a boarding school option can be an emotionally difficult decision for both parents and students.  Parting with family and friends and establishing new friendships doesn't come easily to everyone.  So why even consider making such sacrifices?  What is it about the boarding school experience that can complement your educational formation so well?  Here we take a look at the value of the boarding environment using Salisbury as an example.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on Nov 29, 2018 9:24:03 AM

Most every mainstream boarding school has a "learning center."  This is different from a school specifically designed for students with learning differences.  So, how does one differentiate between the offerings at mainstream schools?  This is especially difficult when all schools use terms like "structure" and "support" and "tutoring."  In this post, we'll offer some key points to considering when exploring boarding school learning centers.

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Topics: Boarding School, Learning Center

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