Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

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

Posted by Tom Spinella on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

 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.  We also offer this quick reference PDF, designed to use as a tool to make the process easier for you.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on October 22, 2020 at 10:14 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

Teaching Alongside Our Boys: Reflections from Mr. Rees

Posted by Trevor Rees on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

How do we make space for the often misunderstood 21st century boy to emerge? How can we steer him on the path to becoming a gentlemen? What ingredients compose our fertile Hilltop soil? Healthy competition, the passion to lead from behind, and acceptance. Our job is to line up next to the boys, shoulder to shoulder, and light the way a little brighter.

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Topics: All Boys School, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Bill Warder on October 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

In a supportive and engaging single-sex environment, students establish a foundation for making responsible decisions, forge healthy relationships and step out of their comfort zone to explore their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.    

Renowned educators and psychologists have published volumes on the value of a single-sex education. While young men can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, schools designed for boys nurture confidence and inspire growth, while fostering academic success and the development of a young man of character in a balanced and supportive setting.   How do single-sex schools foster this personal growth and development?: 

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

Acing Your Virtual Interview: 7 Tips from a Prep School Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 29, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Preparing for a school admissions interview can seem daunting, especially in our current circumstances where we find ourselves meeting admissions officers in a virtual space.  Here are seven tips to help prepare for the big moment.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 24, 2020 at 9:34 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 at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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