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Football team walking with Salisbury flag

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.tim sinclair '91, director of athletics

Developing Champions Both On And Off The Playing Fields

Sarum Knight cheering with student fans.


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.

Football game close-up.


The development of a healthy body and healthy mind go together as critical parts of your 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.

Soccer game close-up.


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.

Crew team rowing on lake.


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.

Lax goalie in game close-up.


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.

Lax team huddle on sideline.


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.

Our World Class Athletic Facilities

Salisbury is fortunate to offer you superb indoor and outdoor space for athletic and fitness activities. In addition, our athletic training staff works in collaboration with both the Athletic Department and Health Services.

The athletic trainers evaluate all athletic injuries and determine athletic status using consultation with the director of health services and the school physician when necessary.

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.

Expansive facilities are only one part of our commitment to you, as a student athlete. Our coaches and advisors work closely with students, often taking on a mentoring role that is invaluable to your interpersonal and academic development.

aerial view of athletic fields
lax player jumping to make catch
student making a layup during a basketball game
football game
ice hockey rink
baseball player sliding into base
aerial view of new baseball field
students playing soccer
boathouse oar storage
basketball court from second level
view of squash court
image of fitness center


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Athletic photos

Athletic photos taken by our students are available to purchase directly from Salisbury's photo gallery site, SmugMug.  

Varsity Team Photos: Team photos can be purchased directly from Salisbury's photo gallery site, SmugMug.  

Good sportsmanship; A Valued Tradition

A Salisbury team is expected to be magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat. A victory by a winning team or squad is often applauded at school meetings.

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