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Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
All Boys, Episcopal
Salisbury School sits on a beautiful hilltop in northwestern Connecticut approximately two hours from the heart of New York City. A Salisbury education combines academic rigor and support. Our 17 AP classes and the long-established Rudd Learning Center are good examples of our commitment to and understanding of educating boys and their learning styles. The unique Residential Life Program builds community pride and unity through shared experience and service. The new academic (Centennial Humanities Building, Wachtmeister Mathematics and Science Building) and athletic facilities (Flood Athletic Center)are second-to-none for a school our size. Each Salisbury boy gains the enthusiasm for learning and self-confidence needed for intellectual, spiritual, physical and moral development. Meeting one's potential is the hallmark of a Salisbury education. In a single-gender classroom, faculty know, understand and celebrate what it means to be a boy!
251 Canaan RoadSalisbury, Connecticut, USA
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Department Director: Sarah Mulrooney & Kim Phelps
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 60
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 60.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Academic Schedule: Trimester
Saturday Classes: Most or All
Number of AP Courses Offered: 15
Summary: For many students, attending Salisbury School will be their first experience being away from home and an introduction to self-reliance. The adjustment to boarding is a community process, which is strengthened at Salisbury due to our close-knit community and the care shown between students and adults. Your roommate may be from California, you may have a classmate from Germany, and someone in your advisee group may be a day student from Lakeville, CT. The Salisbury brotherhood spans the globe, introducing you to many new traditions, beliefs and cultures.
Department Director: Bobby Wynne
Number of Dorms: 9
No. of Boys Dorms: 9
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: Salisbury has approximately 285 boarding students and 20 day students representing 28 states and 20 foreign countries. Since most students reside on campus, Salisbury's director of student activities works with students to offer a variety of events each weekend. A sample of activities includes: dances with area girls' schools, shuttle to movie theaters, skiiing/snowboarding trips, play performances, Salisbury coffee house, annual carnival, visiting comedians, trips to laser tag and paint ball, community service opportunities, trips to local shopping malls, professional sporting events, amusement park visits, and fan buses to Salisbury athletic events.
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Arts Department Director: Erika Crofut
Athletics Department Director: Timothy Sinclair '91
Summary: One of our fundamental responsibilities is to help our students select colleges that best match their abilities, interests and overall personal records. Salisbury begins preliminary college planning with larger group meetings in the third and fourth form years. In January of their Fifth Form, the School hosts a symposium for students and their parents with admissions officers from some of the nation’s most elite colleges and universities. By spring, each fifth former will have had numerous meetings with his college advisor and developed a list of schools to visit. Beginning in the fall of their sixth form/senior year, boys work closely with the College Office to narrow their list of choices and organize applications. As admission to the most selective colleges continues to be increasingly competitive, Salisbury is proud of its record of matriculating over 65% of recent graduating classes to colleges classified as “most competitive” or “highly competitive” and sending 85% of the Sixth Form to their first and/or second choice schools. Salisbury strives to make the college advising process a partnership between a boy, his parents and the School. We offer guidance, resources and tools to make this individually-tailored selection process as easy as possible. Our ultimate goal is, of course, to ensure that students select colleges where they will be successful, challenged, and happy.
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Summary: Since 1946, Salisbury Summer School has been working with boys and girls in grades 7-12 who are striving toward important educational milestones in their academic careers. Salisbury Summer School offers small classes and individualized attention to help reach those goals. Whether students are preparing to enter high school, transitioning to independent/boarding school, entering into the college process, or wishing to learn English in an authentic, traditional American boarding school setting, or simply wanting to improve their overall approach to learning, Salisbury School is an ideal program to prepare for their next step. Our faculty members use a structured curriculum to help students become effective learners while also making the experience enjoyable and rewarding. Our traditional academic program focuses on Reading and English; we offer several additional programs including: Math, English as a Second Language (ESL) for young scholars from other countries wishing to study in the United States, and optional courses in SAT/SSAT preparation to complement content and instruction that we include within our current curricula. Elective courses include: Environmental Science and Creative Writing. Private one-on-one tutoring is also available at no additional cost. Each afternoon we offer a wide variety of athletic programs including tennis, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, golf, swimming, yoga, art and music and many other offerings. Throughout the summer, students and teachers compete together in an all-school competition known as Champions League to see who will be awarded Lord Sarums Cup at the end of the summer. Weekend travel to cultural attractions in nearby Boston, Newport, as well as Connecticut and Rhode Island beaches complements the academic, athletic and extracurricular offerings.
Department Director: Charlie Frankenbach
June 28, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Core: Critical Reading/Executive Skills, Composition, Creative Writing, Math, Environmental Science, Public Speaking. Also: SAT/SSAT prep, ESL & individualized tutoring. College Advising & Independent School Admissions Workshops - at no extra cost. Assessments, extensive narrative report provided.
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2015
Financial Aid Available: Yes
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.
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