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.

Where'd You Learn That?...From ice fishing to calligraphy to tapping a maple tree, Community Day exemplifies experiential learning

Posted by Sarah Scoville on May 10, 2018 10:10:00 AM
In February, students and faculty took a break from our regular schedule and spent a Saturday morning sharing similar interests and engaging in unique activities both on and off campus.  Community Day provides students and faculty with a day to devote their academic attention to a unique interest.  Some spend the morning delving deeper into a more traditional academic subject like American Sign Language, underground music, or Chinese calligraphy, while others pursue a more unique activity like ice fishing, making maple syrup, or becoming certified in CPR.  By breaking out of the normal routine and pursuing passions or trying new things, our students and faculty share in the experience of making, exploring, experiential learning, and discovery.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

Missed the Deadline? ...It's Not Too Late To Apply!

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Apr 30, 2018 5:05:00 PM

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 the deadline.

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.

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

What does my admissions decision mean?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Mar 2, 2018 10:10:00 AM

March 10 is nearly here and that means 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

Why Salisbury?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Feb 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM

The decision to  attend  boarding school can be  a difficult one. Every school is unique and every applicant's needs and goals are different.  Finding the right "fit" is key. In this blog, we take a closer look at the academic, athletic, extracurricular and personal growth reasons for choosing Salisbury.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

Fostering Creativity in Salisbury's Media Lab

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Jan 30, 2018 12:12:00 PM

Students at the nation’s top independent schools live rich and full lives.  During their daily routine, students cram in a challenging array of courses, athletic practices, extracurricular commitments, community service work, and a demanding homework load. Although there is an extraordinary sense of accomplishment that accompanies this packed schedule, the epidemic of overscheduling and high-anxiety environments affecting teenagers can stifle creativity

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Media, LiveStream, Film, Photography

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

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Jan 18, 2018 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

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

Posted by Tom Spinella on Dec 18, 2017 11:21:00 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 finanacial aid statistics.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on Nov 30, 2017 1:03:00 PM

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

Why Boarding?: The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Nov 9, 2017 10:11:00 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

Teaching Boys Empathy - Empowering Our Community with Compassion, Respect and Loyalty

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Oct 26, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Our community knows the importance of empathy, compassion, respect and loyalty.  These values are vital components of each person’s experience on the Hilltop. Our work with the One Love Foundation is just one way we work to instill these values within our community members and spread this message beyond the Hilltop.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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