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What does my admissions decision mean?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 28, 2024 at 9:03 AM

Boarding school admissions decisions will soon be released.  This can be a stressful time for many students and families, and there is sure to be a mix of emotions as schools notify individuals of their decisions.  In this blog, we take a look at the admissions decisions you may receive and what to do next. 

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Topics: Application, Applying, Financial Aid

At Salisbury School, academics and athletics go hand in hand

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 19, 2024 at 8:46 AM

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.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Post-Graduate, Athletics, Academics, Curriculum, Culture

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

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 12, 2024 at 11:50 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

#TheSalisburyAdvantage: A School designed for boys to succeed

Posted by Sarah Scoville on January 28, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Learning Center, Project Based Learning

Embracing Connection: Salisbury's New Limited Cell Phone and Device Use Policy

Posted by Sarah Scoville on January 15, 2024 at 10:47 AM

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.

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Community

Then, Now, Always: A tradition of excellence in boys’ education

Posted by Sarah Scoville on December 5, 2023 at 10:44 AM

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.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, All Boys School, Athletics, Curriculum, Culture, Community

The Value of an Extra Year: Reclassifying

Posted by Sarah Scoville on November 8, 2023 at 10:06 AM

"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. 

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, All Boys School, Athletics, Reclass

Get the Inside Scoop: 4 Ways to Learn More About a Prep School's Culture and Community

Posted by Sarah Scoville on October 19, 2023 at 10:24 AM

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 feeis 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.

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Topics: Boarding School, Culture, Prep School, Community

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on November 8, 2022 at 8:00 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 at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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