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.

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

7 Tips for Taking the SSAT

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Oct 12, 2017 8:37:27 AM

Every student gets nervous when it comes time to sit for the SSAT.  The tips below will help you prepare for test day and give you some helpful hints when sitting for the test.

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Topics: Application, Standardized Testing, Applying

Acing Your Prep School Interview: Tips from an Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Sep 28, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Heading in for a school interview can be daunting and can make many students very nervous.  Here are a few tips to help you to prepare for the big day.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

How to Find the Best Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Sep 14, 2017 10:23:00 AM

The process of selecting an independent school can be a positive growth process. With the right frame of mind and the use of abundant and easily accessible resources, the outcome will be successful.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying

5 Steps to Navigating the Boarding School Application Process

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Aug 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Thinking about applying to boarding school?  We know the process can be nerve wracking.  Take a look at the 5 steps below to help you navigate the application process and determine what you need to accomplish to stay on track with the application timeline.  At the end of the article, be sure to download our "Future Prep School Parent Toolkit."

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Topics: Boarding School, Application

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