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.

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: Standardized Testing, Application, 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: Applying, Boarding School, 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: All Boys School, Application, Boarding School, Applying

Character Matters: Measuring Character Skills in the Admissions Process

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on Jul 13, 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: All Boys School, Application, school applications, Boarding School, Applying

Is a Post-Graduate Year Right for my Son?

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on May 24, 2018 9:29:00 AM

At various prestigious Connecticut and New England Boarding Schools, the post-graduate year is an increasingly popular option for aspiring students who want to better prepare themselves for college.  This blog takes a closer look at the value of post-graduate year and what to expect.

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Topics: All Boys School, Application, Applying, Standardized Testing, Boarding School, PG, Post-Graduate

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: Financial Aid, Boarding School, school applications, Applying, 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: Applying, Application, Financial Aid

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: Applying, Boarding School, Interview

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