Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

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

Posted by Tom Spinella on Dec 5, 2019 9:00:00 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 financial aid statistics. 

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid

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.

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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. 

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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?: 

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

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