Salisbury School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (860)435-5732
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1901

Student Body

Total Students305 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeSalisbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAB Calculus, BC Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Microeconomics, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, US History, World History,
Average SAT score1220
Average ACT score27
Average Percentile SSAT70%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket and Tie for Classes Only)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$59,600
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$37,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPeter Gilbert
Admissions AssociateTom Spinella
Endowment Size$65 million


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Paddle TennisRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Cappella, Big Brothers, Chapel Choir, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Community Service, Computers, Debate, Dorm Prefect, Dramatics, Entreprenurial Club, Filmmaking, Fishing Club, Fly Fishing, International Students Organization, Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, Key Society, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Peer Leadership, Radio Station, Science Club, Spring Softball Club, Stage Crew, Student Activities, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Ultimate Frisbee, Vestry, Yearbook

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.
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School Reviews

5  12/8/2017
Salisbury was one of the best experiences I had. In fact, so impactful that I sent my two sons here 30 years later. The Campus is incredible and the location one of the most beautiful in all of New England, but it's the traditions and core values of the school that continue to impress me.
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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $25,460 for elementary schools and $54,894 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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