Salisbury School

  • The Salisbury faculty know and understand young men, and celebrate what it means to be a boy!Salisbury provides young men with a quality academic program, nurturing environment, leadership opportunities, and a healthy social environment.Salisbury instills in boys a vibrant enthusiasm for learning and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development.Our dedicated faculty knows how boys learn and will help each boy to achieve success in his individual pursuits.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
International Boys' Schools Coalition
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1901
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students310 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Salisbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers67 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 score1240
Average ACT score27
Average Percentile SSAT54%
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$65,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$38,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBill Warder
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, 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, Robotics Club, Science Club, Spring Softball Club, Stage Crew, Student Activities, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Ultimate Frisbee, Vestry, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The Salisbury faculty know and understand young men, and celebrate what it means to be a boy.As a school designed for boys, our emphasis on relational learning enables Salisbury faculty to build authentic relationships with each student.When a student feels known and valued, he is empowered to persevere through challenges and stay actively engaged.Our distinctive course offerings are carefully crafted to prepare students for the rigors of college and to think independently.The all-boys classroom nurtures the confidence to take risks and inspires growth.Numerous resources are available to guide students while accomplishing his goals and reaching his full potential.
  • In the classroom and on the field, Salisbury transforms a young man's character to graduate confident, spirited, curious, and loyal gentlemen and brothers.

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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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