Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

Rolling Admissions Space After April 10

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Apr 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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.

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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 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.

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Topics: Application, Applying, Financial Aid

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

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Jan 18, 2019 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

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.

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

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

Posted by Tom Spinella on Dec 13, 2018 11:17:00 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

The Value of a Repeat Year

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Nov 1, 2018 1:37:00 PM

"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 a 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

7 Tips for Taking the SSAT

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Oct 19, 2018 11:06:00 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 Oct 4, 2018 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

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Sep 20, 2018 12:47:51 PM

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.   

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

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