Reflections and Advice:
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
One of the few all-male boarding schools remaining in New England, Salisbury School doesn't disappoint. This is the greatest aspect of the school. Having attended a coed boarding school prior, Salisbury was a completely different experience. The atmosphere is truly unique, and students love being there. Teachers and students enjoy a stronger bond, being able to be themselves in class, on the fields, etc. they connect more so than at other boarding schools. Never before have I seen more men cry in a single day than on Salisbury Graduation. The school attracts the best of boys, and the best of faculty. The headmaster is also unlike others I have met. A true Salisbury Gentleman, there is no one better suited to, or admires the school, as much as he does. The athletics also enjoy a different bond. Teams spend time with others, there are no cults at Salisbury. My best friends were not even on the same teams as me, they came from all parts of the school.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me at boarding school was not being accepted to my "top" schools. I hadn't even applied to or looked at Salisbury the spring of my senior year, and when I visited i knew it was the place for me. Attending Salisbury changed my life for the better. I love that school and everything about it. It was the best year of my life and I wish I had known about the school earlier.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Take advantage of everything, classes, sports, extra-curricular. You only have one chance, enjoy it while it lasts. Know that it only last for a few years, and know that it will change your life forever.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Everything. I loved all aspects of the school. The single sex education, the sports, the passion, the brotherhood, the school spirit, the kids, the teachers, it was all perfect.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Before you graduate you should do all of the following. 1. walk to the falls on a Sunday and swim with your friends 2. explore the caves 3. check out the cliffs 4. go to as many games as possible. Enjoy the brotherhood, it doesn't get any better than at Salisbury. I personally lived in, and loved, Main dorm. It is located in the main building on campus, above the dining hall, admissions department, and deans halls.