Salisbury School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 860-435-5732
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
  • 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.

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  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   3/10/2010
    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. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Salisbury SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19011910
Campus Size725 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment305 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1720* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket and Tie for Classes Only)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1717
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$60 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant38200$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT70%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsPeter B. Gilbert
Associate Director of AdmissionsTom Spinella

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1717
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 Offered1914
SportsAlpine 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 Organizations3223
ExtracurricularsFishing, 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

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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 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
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