Salisbury School

251 Canaan Road,
Salisbury, CT 06068
Tel: 860-435-5732
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 305 students
Salisbury is a boys' school in northwestern Connecticut, two hours north of New York City.
93% of our 305 students board.
We believe strongly in the value of a single-sex environment and the purposefulness of nurturing success.
We offer a traditional secondary school curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of college.
Honors level and advanced placement courses are available for students seeking a more challenging curriculum.
Some required courses also offer sections at a more moderate pace.
The Rudd Learning Center and additional resources are available to students in need of additional support; approximately 30% of our boys are enrolled in tutoring.
As experts in educating boys, we combine opportunities to educate the whole boy in gender specific designed programs: arts, athletics, clubs, activities, lecture series, coed weekend activities and a residential life program.
For 305 students, our facility is second to none; our academic and athletic facilities were built new or completely renovated in the last decade.
Salisbury boys are confident, spirited, curious, loyal, gentlemen and brothers.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Salisbury School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1901 1909
Campus Size 725 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 305 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 94% 68%
Average SAT Score 1810 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(jacket and tie for classes only)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $45 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,700 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,700 $26,800
Tuition international students $48,570 $45,400
% Students on Financial Aid 32% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $37,000 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 54% -
Acceptance Rate 37% 57%
Director of Admissions Peter B. Gilbert  
Associate Director of Admissions Matthew B. Corkery  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
AB Calculus BC Calculus
Biology Chemistry
Computer Science-Java I Economics
English Literature and Composition French
Latin Physics
Spanish Statistics
US History World History
English Language and Composition


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 21 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 26 24
ExtracurricularsAcapella, Band, Christian Fellowship, Crop Walk, Dormitory Prefects, Dramatic Society, Film Making, Fly Fishing, Food Committee, Gospel Choir, Guitar, Honor Committee, Improv Group, Inventors Club, Jazz Band, Key Society, Math Club, Quiz Bowl, Radio Station, Science Club, Spring Softball League, Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Tour de Sol Club,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes:

  • In 2001, Salisbury entered its second century of educating boys. Our school is home to one of the most beautiful campuses in New England. Salisbury's "Hilltop" is located in northwestern Connecticut's Berkshire Foothills.
  • Boys at Salisbury are part of a community. From the moment they first arrive to the day they graduate, our students all play important roles in the life of the School. Salisbury provides an environment that allows each boy to find success and enjoy himself along the way.
  • Almost $60 million dollars in campus improvements have transformed Salisbury's campus. The new academic, athletic and social facilities are remarkable. The Wachtmeister Field (Field Turf) added an all-weather athletic field in the fall of 2007. The Flood Athletic Center (hockey, basketball, wrestling, squash, locker rooms and fitness center) opened in the fall of 2009.
  • Since 1946, the COED Salisbury Summer School has helped students improve their study skills, reading ability and written expression. An experienced faculty use a structured curriculum to help students become effective learners while also allowing for free time and recreation in the afternoons. In addition to the traditional academic program there are other exceptional programs: English and mathematics make-up credits, English as a Second Language, SAT preparation and arts and crafts.
  • LD types supported: skill based tutoring available

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Hotchkiss School (4.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (860) 435-3102
    4.7 mi | 598 students | Gr. 9-12
  • LakevilleIndian Mountain School
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    435-480-0871 x115
    5.7 mi | 260 students | Gr. Pre-K-9
  • SheffieldBerkshire School
    245 North Undermountain Road
    SheffieldMA 01257
    7.9 mi | 399 students | Gr. 9-12
  • AmeniaThe Kildonan School
    425 Morse Hill Rd.
    AmeniaNY 12501
    11.3 mi | 83 students | Gr. 2-12
  • AmeniaMaplebrook School
    5142 Route 22
    AmeniaNY 12501
    12.2 mi | 100 students | Gr. 7-12
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