Academics

Our rich curriculum will offer you a wide range of choices, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Salisbury offers one of the best college preparatory programs with all the fundamentals required for you to excel academically, socially, artistically, and athletically.


 

Learning From the Student Perspective

There's no better way to tell you about the academic experience at Salisbury School than by sharing the words of some of our students.

"I just can't believe how hard the teachers at Salisbury work to understand us as learners."

We know that you are more likely to learn, tackle challenges, and stay engaged in a setting where you feel known, seen, and valued as an individual. Our teachers are experts at teaching boys because they build authentic relationships with you. They share their passion and excitement for their teaching topics with you, and create classroom experiences that also speak to your passions and interests.

"I took science classes at my other high school before I came here and it was totally boring. In Chemistry we do a lot of hands-on activities. The teacher doesn't just lecture and give us worksheets. We get to experiment a lot and try things out, which is fun."

Educational experts understand that there is no better way for you to master a skill than to work in a hands-on environment and produce actual results. At Salisbury, we know you need opportunities to learn actively, to be engaged and to be challenged. From Entrepreneurial Studies to Boat Building, you'll find a number of unique opportunities to dive in and make your learning visible.

"You can knock on their door when you need help."

We know that at one point or another, you'll need some extra support. Whether it's another explanation of a math concept, some feedback on a writing project, or the end of class bell interrupted a discussion you were really interested in, our faculty know how important it is to support you outside of class. If your teacher doesn't have the same free block as you, you can find some time during one of the daily "X Blocks" to work together. Many teachers are available in the mornings before classes begin, or offer time during study hall each night for student support. In addition to this, you can take advantage of our English Department's "Writing Garage" and stop by for help with grammar, punctuation, or suggestions for verbiage on writing assignments. "The Math Lab" offers boys the opportunity to ask for additional assistance on class assignments or with SAT support. Just take the initiative and ask for help. Our faculty will be there for you.

"My teacher makes it seem like he's learning right along with us. He doesn't just stand there and talk, expecting us to listen. Instead we gather around a table and create a community where learning happens because we all share our ideas. Even though the course is really hard, I enjoy it the most."

True learning is just as much about failure as it is success. In Salisbury's classrooms, you'll know it's OK to take risks, ask questions, and grow from your mistakes. Your teachers will support you in that process, providing time and attention during and outside of class. They will encourage you to learn from, and with your brothers. Your brothers will learn from you, too.

The academic life at Salisbury is motivating. The teachers, coaches, and mentors at Salisbury are exceptional. They bring passion and expertise into their intimate classroom settings. Collaboration, innovation, problem solving, creativity, and civic responsibility are just some of the principles that guide Salisbury School’s educational model. Most importantly, these men and women partner with you each day and always with the highest expectations. We encourage you to explore our Academics pages on the website to find out more about the outstanding offerings our program provides. View our 2017 - 2018 Course Catalog by clicking here. Our Dean of Academic Life Sarah Mulrooney can be reached at smulrooney@salisburyschool.org or 860-435-5726.

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