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Academics

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“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. ”sarah mulrooney, dean of academic life 

The Student Perspective

Student in classroom.

 

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

Row of students working at desks.

"My teacher makes it seem like he's learning right along with us. We gather around and create a community where learning happens because we all share our ideas." 

Physics class; boys using their own weight to test pulleys.

"In Chemistry we do a lot of hands-on activities. The teacher doesn't just lecture and give us worksheets. We get to experiment and try things out, which is fun."

Teacher and students in Spanish classroom.

 

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

Learning From the Student Perspective

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.

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.

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.

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.

* Please note that  addendums  for our 2019-2020 Mathematics and Economics and Entrepreneurship course descriptions as well as History are available by clicking Mathematics or History.

 

Course Catalog

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.

Sarah Mulrooney
Dean of Academic Life  smulrooney@salisburyschool.org 
or 860-435-5726.

Graduation Requirements

Salisbury’s diploma requirements illustrate the faculty’s long-standing commitment to a curriculum reflecting balance and depth. Salisbury graduates have an excellent foundation for college work. They have carried a full academic schedule with a variety of course work throughout their Salisbury years.

  • English - 4 years
  • History - 3 years (1 year U.S. History)
  • Mathematics - 3 years
  • World Language - 3 years of one or 2 years of two languages
  • Science - 2 years (laboratory)
  • Art - 3 trimesters
  • Philosophy & Religion - 3 trimesters