- Salisbury is a boys' school in northwestern Connecticut, two hours north of New York City.
- The program at Salisbury builds confidence and intellectual curiosity in boys. We believe strongly in the value of a single-sex environment and the purposefulness of nurturing success.
- Salisbury offers a traditional secondary school curriculum that is designed to prepare students for the rigors of college. Rich departmental course offerings are carefully designed to teach students to read and to write well, and to think independently as they achieve their full academic potential. Honors level and advanced placement courses are available for students seeking a more challenging curriculum. Many required courses also offer sections at a more moderate pace.
- Numerous resources are available to assist students in accomplishing his goals. Approximately 30% of our boys are enrolled in one-on-one tutoring in our Rudd Learning Center.
- Being a boarding school, Salisbury has a unique capacity to provide a transformative educational experience by fostering intentional, calibrated independence in a well-balanced, supportive, safe and healthy culture. As experts in educating boys, our dedicated faculty knows how boys learn best and will help each student achieve success in his individual pursuits.
- 95% of our 305 students board. 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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Colby College 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. . .
|Definition of Terms |
2017 School Data
|Salisbury School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||7-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||725 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||305 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1720||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Less than once a month|
|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||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$60 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$38,200||$22,700|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||70%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Peter B. Gilbert|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Tom Spinella|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||17||17|
|Courses||AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, French, Latin, Physics, Statistics, US History, World History, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Microeconomics, Spanish|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||19||14|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||32||23|
|Extracurriculars||Fishing, International Students Organization, Ultimate Frisbee|
Club or Organization:
A Capella, Big Brothers, Chapel Choir, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Community Service, Computers, Debate, Dorm Prefects, Dramatics, Entrenprenurial Club, Film Making Club, Fly Fishing Club, Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, Key Society, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Peer Leadership, Radio Station, Science Club, Spring Softball League, Stage Crew, Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Vestry, Yearbook
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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 close-knit 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
- Submit Review for Salisbury School
- School Location Miles Grades Students
February 05, 2018
Small class sizes are one of the main reasons why you send your child to boarding school. Here's why small class sizes work.
January 12, 2018
December 22, 2017
Actually, there is no secret to getting your child into boarding school. Just a lot of hard work and a heavy commitment of time.