Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

Acing Your Prep School Interview: Tips from an Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Oct 15, 2019 10:20:00 AM

Visiting a school for an interview can seem daunting and can leave incoming students nervous.  Here are a few tips to help prepare for the big day.

Read More

Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

The Value of a Repeat Year

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Oct 3, 2019 10:02:06 AM

"An extra year of school?"

"I'm being held back?"

"Won't I have to take all the same classes?"

Often the idea of repeating a year of school is associated with a negative stigma and looked at as a punishment.  However, repeating a year of school, particularly for a boy, reaps benefits that pay dividends in the future. 

Read More

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

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Sep 24, 2019 11:13:00 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?: 

Read More

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

Why Boarding? - The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Sep 17, 2019 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 at Salisbury School.  

Read More

Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

Redefining “Connectivity” for Boys

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on May 29, 2019 9:52:00 AM

At the 2018 Independent Educational Consultant Association conference, Dr. Jean M. Twenge presented her findings that were published in her book, iGen, Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. The statistics she shares are remarkable and concerning. We all have read similar research.  Just recently, one of our boarding school colleagues led an excellent, similarly themed workshop at the annual TABS conference. Obviously, this topic is “front of mind” with educators right now.

Read More

Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Academics, technology

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.

Read More

Topics: All Boys School, Athletics

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Application, Applying, Financial Aid

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.

Read More

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

Subscribe Here!

Welcome to our Admissions Blog!

It is here that we will share interesting articles, tips and stories that relate to secondary school admissions. Our goal is to demystify the admissions process and to provide advice and guidance.

Please share these pages with others! The content does not apply solely to Salisbury School.

Recent Posts