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All Boys, Episcopal
251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
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Department Director: Sam Simmons
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 60
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 60.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 17
Summary: For many students, attending Salisbury School will be their first experience being away from home and the first time they must be responsible for their own lives. Boarding is not always easy, but adjustments are often stress-free because of our close-knit community of peers and adults who have respect for and care about one another. Your roommate may be from California, you may have a classmate from Gernmany 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 284 boarding students and 20 day students representing 29 states and 18 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 encourages boys to begin preliminary college planning late in the Fourth Form year. 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 60% of recent graduating classes to colleges classified as “most competitive” or “highly competitive” and sending 80% of the Sixth Form to their first 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:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: Since 1946, Salisbury Summer School has been working with boys and girls in grades 8-12 who have recognized that they need to improve their study skills and general approach to learning. The study techniques and disciplines that we teach can be applied effectively to all aspects of a student’s academic life. Our faculty members use a highly structured curriculum to help students become effective learners while also making that experience enjoyable and rewarding.
Although our traditional academic program focuses on Reading and English, we offer several additional programs including: make-up credit in Math, instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) for young scholars from other countries wishing to study in the United States, and an optional course in SAT preparation to complement the SAT instruction that we include within our current curriculum.
We allow some students to study on campus as day students and go home at night following study periods and other school obligations. Our afternoon activities program includes arts and crafts in addition to many other offerings.
Department Director: Ralph Menconi
June 30, 2012 to August 04, 2012
Core classes include Reading and Study Skills, Composition, Creative Writing and Word Skills. Additional classes include SAT preparation, ESL and mathematics. Assessments are done in place of grades so that the focus in on personal improvement rather than grades. The afternoon and weekend program
Registration Deadline: June 01, 2012
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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