The strengths and attributes of a single-sex education on the Hilltop are easy to highlight. Our insights are garnered mostly from the living proof of the 300 boys that we work with on a daily basis: our charges in the classrooms, the dormitories, and the theater and on the fields and over the weekends. This is a special place to learn, play and grow. We know and understand young men, and celebrate what it means to be a boy!
Generally, we find that it is the boy who makes the mature decision to attend Salisbury instead of a rival coed school. He feels the camaraderie and the kinship, and is attracted by the high quality academic program, the nurturing environment, the leadership opportunities, and the healthy social environment that is short on pretense and posturing. Salisbury can greatly impact a young man’s academic, social and co-curricular lives because we focus on a single gender.
In a one hundred year tradition, we provide boys with an educational environment that is uncomplicated, and one in which we know who we are and do what we say we do; the superfluous gets deleted, and we focus on core values and high standards. We are a school that recognizes and works with a young man’s academic and developmental needs. As identified in our mission statement, we educate young men by inspiring in each student an enthusiasm for learning and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, spiritual, physical, and moral development. We want every boy to achieve, and to have fun doing it!
Truly, Salisbury School is a unique place. Our setting, size, and mission set us apart. Being a boy’s school might not be the reason that candidates decide to attend Salisbury, but it is one of the reasons that boys have a wonderfully rich experience while they are here.