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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 using Salisbury as an example.
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.
"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.
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.