Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

Rolling Admissions After Traditional Application Deadlines

Posted by Bill Warder on May 4, 2021 at 10:12 AM

The traditional 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 standard deadlines.

While there may be the risk that a school does not have certain enrollment openings based on grade, 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 for this. 

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Topics: school applications, Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid, Interview, Learning Center

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

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM

You've clicked submit and are waiting for March 10 when admissions decisions will be released. You may be one of the many students wondering, should I follow up on my application? In this post, 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

10 Things You Can't Do Through Zoom

Posted by Sarah Scoville on January 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Zoom has been a lifeline for school communities as we are faced with moments of distance learning or virtual community gatherings.  With Salisbury students back on campus and attending in-person classes, sports, and student-life activities, here's Salisbury's rendition of "10 Things You Can't Do Through Zoom."

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, technology, distance learning, Remote Learning

A Break from Exams: The Case for Project Based Learning

Posted by Sarah Mulrooney on January 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM

We’ve all been there. Your history teacher assigns you a topic, you spend a week or so in the library researching, and you write a paper with a well-developed thesis, making sure your citations are correct and your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are on point. You turn the paper in and after a few days, you get it back with a grade. The teacher moves on to the next thing, and, while you surely developed your skills during the process, it’s not long before the paper is a distant memory other than its place in the grade book and, perhaps, the bottom of a backpack. That’s usually the end of it, but it doesn’t have to be.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Academics, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

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

Posted by Tom Spinella on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

 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.  We also offer this quick reference PDF, designed to use as a tool to make the process easier for you.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on October 22, 2020 at 10:14 AM

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

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Bill Warder on October 12, 2020 at 10:00 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

Acing Your Virtual Interview: 7 Tips from a Prep School Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 29, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Preparing for a school admissions interview can seem daunting, especially in our current circumstances where we find ourselves meeting admissions officers in a virtual space.  Here are seven tips to help prepare for the big moment.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 24, 2020 at 9:34 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 at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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