Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

Rolling Admissions: After Traditional Application Deadlines

Posted by Bill Warder on May 5, 2022 at 9:45 AM

The traditional 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 standard deadlines.

While there may be the risk that a school does not have certain enrollment openings based on grade, 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 for this. 

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Topics: school applications, Boarding School, Applying, Financial Aid, Interview, Learning Center

What does my admissions decision mean?

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 24, 2022 at 10:00 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

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

Posted by Sarah Scoville on February 2, 2022 at 10:00 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

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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.   How do single-sex schools foster this personal growth and development?: 

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Topics: Boarding School, Application, Applying, All Boys School

The Value of a Repeat Year

Posted by Sarah Scoville on October 28, 2021 at 10:15 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, repeating a year of school, particularly for a boy, reaps benefits that pay dividends in the future. 

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

Acing Your Interview: 7 Tips from a Prep School Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Preparing for a school admissions interview can seem daunting.  Here are seven tips to help prepare for the big moment.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

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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.

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