"We are a school that values loyalty and honor. We are a small school that strives to develop your mind, body and spirit."
- Chisholm S. Chandler
A Few Words From our Headmaster
Salisbury School has entered its second century of educating boys. The School’s founder and first headmaster, The Reverend George Emerson Quaile, began with a fundamental mission and philosophy, and we celebrate and hold true to these ideals more than 100 years later. We are a school that values loyalty and honor. We are a small school that strives to develop your mind, body and spirit. Finally, we are a school founded in the tradition of the Episcopal Church and seek to instill in you a moral compass that will guide you during your college years and in the world thereafter.
You will be challenged each day by your teachers, your coaches and your advisor. You won't get lost or fall through the cracks at Salisbury. We view ourselves as a community of learners who care for and support each other in all endeavors. As a graduate, you will look back on your experience at Salisbury as much more than just an important chapter of your education or a stepping stone to the college of your choice. You'll realize that you have been and continue to be part of a family that will always be a cherished piece of your life.
Salisbury School is a private all-boys boarding high school in Connecticut. We offer education from grades 9-12, with a focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow through an intensive program of academics, athletics, art and community involvement.
It’s easy to see why we’re considered a leading private boarding school in Connecticut and beyond.
Book a campus tour today to see our impressive facilities for yourself and learn more about educational opportunities at Salisbury.
Mission of Salisbury School
Salisbury School was founded to instill a vibrant enthusiasm for learning and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development. Though we are a non-denominational school open to boys of all belief systems, spiritual exploration is one of our core traditions.
Built on essential core values, the School's unique culture promotes brotherhood, creativity, empathy, humility, integrity, leadership and respect. Salisbury graduates are men of character and promise who are prepared to meet the challenges of college and adulthood and to make a difference in an entrepreneurial, technological and cosmopolitan world.
For more information about our beliefs, traditions, history and approach to education, keep browsing our website. We encourage interested parents to contact our admissions team directly and schedule a campus tour. There, you’ll see our facilities in person and learn directly from current students what makes us an innovator among the top college prep schools in Connecticut.
Wachtmeister Family Headmaster’s Chair
Mr. Chandler enters his 27th year of service at Salisbury School, and 15th as the School's headmaster. Prior to assuming the chief leadership role, he worked in a number of other administrative positions, including director of admissions and director of college advising. In addition, he spent many years coaching various levels of interscholastic hockey, baseball and golf. He also served as a dorm parent in Langdon, Payson and Rennell dormitories. A graduate of The Hotchkiss School and Brown University, Mr. Chandler received his M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He has served on the Board of Trustees at both Town Hill School and Indian Mountain School and also the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). Mr. Chandler and his wife Tracy reside on campus in the Headmaster's House with their four children, Zachary, Halle, Rusty and Lily.
Board of Trustees
2017 – 2018 Board of Trustees
Lee B. Spencer, Jr. P'09, Chairman
Richard E. Riegel III ’84, Vice-Chair
T. Williams Roberts III ’83, Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Charles Lynch '86, Secretary
Chisholm S. Chandler ’11 (Hon.), P'17 Headmaster
John W. Childs ’59 (Hon.)
Donna Corbat P’07
Nathaniel B. Day ’56
Michael Gans '81, P’17
James W. Gerard ’79
Peter Gross ’01*
Kenneth J. Hanau P’20
Ashley Harrington P’13
Patricia Isen P’14
Campbell Langdon ’79
David Leavy ’88
Dana Macy P’14
Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr. P’08
Amanda D. Rutledge P’80, ’84
J. Wood Rutter ’98 (Hon.)
J. Anton Schiffenhaus ’48
Katherine Shepherd P’20
William Souder P'18
James P. Townsend P’10
Marita K. Wong P’15
John G. Brim ’64
Dr. Richard S. Childs, Jr. ’63
Barron G. Collier II ’70
Richard D. Field ’59
H. Crosby Foster II ’57
Sir Eddie Kulukundis, OBE ’50
Herbert A. May III ’83, P’12
J. Richard Munro P’88, ’90
Michael S. Sylvester ’59, P’85
Edward C.A. Wachtmeister ’67, P’95, ’98,
Rev. Edwin M. Ward
Anthony C. Woodruff ’01 (Hon.) P’89