Physical activity is an essential part of life, especially for young people. Integrating physical education into a school’s curriculum is a time-honored practice known to instill healthy habits, reduce stress and improve concentration. Regular activity also helps develop confidence, collaboration skills and teamwork.
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.
High school is a crucial time for boys; navigating a path from childhood through adolescence into adulthood can prove a challenging endeavor for any young person. Building character matters more than ever, as a solid foundation is key to staying grounded and productive in today’s changing world. Salisbury School understands this and provides boys with a comprehensive educational experience that is both compassionate and academically rigorous.
In an era dominated by technology, Salisbury School is charting a distinctive course towards fostering a balanced and connected community with its new limited cell phone and electronic device use policy. Recognizing the importance of face-to-face interactions and mindful engagement, the school aims to create an environment that encourages genuine connections among students. This blog post delves into the benefits for both students and the broader School community.
What makes a good education? Perhaps the best education is one that builds on a tradition of excellence while incorporating the necessary changes to remain forward thinking and looking. It’s one that considers the student holistically and provides pathways for their physical, mental and personal development. One that prioritizes values and steadfastness in an environment that encourages strong character and leadership.
"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 stigma and looked at as a punishment. However, reclassifying, particularly for a boy, reaps benefits that pay dividends in the future.
As we enter the peak of the admissions visit season, you've seen campuses, toured with students, and chatted with admissions officers. With a list of schools to which you plan to apply taking shape, your family is discussing what differentiates each school and hopefully talking about "fit." On paper, prep schools can all look the same and data points like student-to-teacher ratio, percentage of day and boarding students, number of AP classes offered, college matriculation lists, etc. are all incredibly similar. The key differentiating factor among boarding schools lies in each school's culture. The feel of each school is what makes these institutions unique....and perhaps that feel is the most important factor as you and your child look to enroll at a school that will enable him/her to thrive, grow, and succeed in meeting his/her educational goals.
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.