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.

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

Why Boarding? - The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Dec 6, 2018 10:14:00 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 using Salisbury as an example.

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Topics: All Boys School, Boarding School

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on Nov 29, 2018 9:24:03 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 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: Athletics, All Boys School, Boarding School, 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

5 Steps to Navigating the Boarding School Application Process

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Sep 6, 2018 10:20:00 AM
Thinking about applying to boarding school?  We know the process can be nerve wracking.  Take a look at the 5 steps below to help you navigate the application process and determine what you need to accomplish to stay on track with the application timeline.  At the end of the article, be sure to download our "Future Prep School Parent Toolkit."

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Topics: Application, Boarding School

Life in the Northwest Corner: Why Salisbury's Location is Ideal

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Aug 3, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Numerous factors will be taken into account when choosing a secondary school for your son; size, curriculum offerings, athletic prowess, academic support, school culture.  But no characteristic is more fixed than a school's location. 

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Topics: All Boys School, Boarding School

Where'd You Learn That?...From ice fishing to calligraphy to tapping a maple tree, Community Day exemplifies experiential learning

Posted by Sarah Scoville on May 10, 2018 10:10:00 AM
In February, students and faculty took a break from our regular schedule and spent a Saturday morning sharing similar interests and engaging in unique activities both on and off campus.  Community Day provides students and faculty with a day to devote their academic attention to a unique interest.  Some spend the morning delving deeper into a more traditional academic subject like American Sign Language, underground music, or Chinese calligraphy, while others pursue a more unique activity like ice fishing, making maple syrup, or becoming certified in CPR.  By breaking out of the normal routine and pursuing passions or trying new things, our students and faculty share in the experience of making, exploring, experiential learning, and discovery.

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Topics: All Boys School, Boarding School

Why Salisbury?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on Feb 7, 2018 10:42:00 AM

The decision to  attend  boarding school can be  a difficult one. Every school is unique and every applicant's needs and goals are different.  Finding the right "fit" is key. In this blog, we take a closer look at the academic, athletic, extracurricular and personal growth reasons for choosing Salisbury.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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