The development of a healthy body and healthy mind go together as critical parts of a young man’s early education. Part of the reason we’ve become one of the most prestigious athletic boarding schools in Connecticut is that we treat academics and athletics with equal seriousness and encourage an environment in which healthy competition builds more productive and well-rounded individuals.
Salisbury School runs athletics programs three seasons of the year. In the fall, our students participate in varsity cross country, football and soccer. In the winter, varsity skiing, basketball, hockey, squash and wrestling are all popular. Spring sports include baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, sailing and tennis. We also run programs at the junior varsity and thirds levels – visit our Teams and Schedules page for more information.
Salisbury School is one of the best-equipped sports boarding schools in Connecticut, with extensive indoor and outdoor facilities located on a 725-acre main campus. Outdoor amenities include Reeves Football Field, the hard-surfaced Centennial Tennis Courts and our cross-country course, as well as the picturesque Lake Washinee, where our crew and sailing teams practice.
Indoor facilities include the Flood Athletic Center, which hosts the Class of 1959 Hockey Arena, the Class of 2007 Fitness Center and the Harris Squash Center, among other highlights. The Class of 2002 Dome features three indoor tennis courts, while an indoor training facility for our baseball and golf teams can be found in Myers Gymnasium.
A World-Class Athletic Boarding School in Connecticut
Expansive facilities are only one part of our commitment to our student athletes. Our coaches and advisors work closely with students, often taking on a mentorship role that is invaluable to their interpersonal and academic development. Keep browsing our website to learn more about our athletics programming, or contact us directly for more information about potential opportunities for your son.
A Message From Director of Athletics Tim Sinclair
On the Hilltop, we have a rich tradition of athletic competition dating back to the School’s founding in 1901. Our founding headmaster, George E. Quaile, believed it was just as important for boys to develop their bodies as it was to develop their minds.
We continue to honor this belief today. One of Salisbury’s foremost goals is to instill self-confidence through physical development. We are a community that fosters long-lasting ties of friendship, healthy competition and enjoyment of life. Our co-curricular program most certainly embodies these values. Our interscholastic and recreational programs offer you opportunities to hone your leadership skills and develop key values including discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, humility and respect for others that will inspire you to lead rewarding and active lives.
Salisbury students are three-season athletes. Whether you have been playing football for years or are learning the basics of tennis, you are part of the Crimson Knight tradition. We offer more than 30 interscholastic sports at a variety of levels and a number of recreational activities in which you can compete, and, hopefully, develop a lifelong appreciation for fitness.
Faculty members serve as coaches to our athletic teams and teach important lessons both on and off the field. These close-knit relationships are at the core of the Salisbury experience.
We are thrilled that Salisbury’s excellence in the classroom carries over to our athletic program. While we are fortunate to boast a number of New England and league championships in recent years, we are most proud of our students and their commitment to being gentlemen both on and off the field.
Tim Sinclair ’91
Director of Athletics