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.
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.
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.
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.