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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students at the nation’s top independent schools live rich and full lives. During their daily routine, students cram in a challenging array of courses, athletic practices, extracurricular commitments, community service work, and a demanding homework load. Although there is an extraordinary sense of accomplishment that accompanies this packed schedule, the epidemic of overscheduling and high-anxiety environments affecting teenagers can stifle creativity.