The Sixth Form Gift
To honor the Class of 2024 and recognize their meaningful and layered partnership with the faculty, the project for this year’s Sixth Form Gift will be the construction of a faculty Family residence.
For our faculty, Salisbury is home. Adding more campus housing will ensure that our faculty have a comfortable place to return to at the end of the day
dean of faculty jon siff
To honor the Class of 2024 and recognize their meaningful and layered partnership with the faculty, the project for this year’s Sixth Form Gift will be the construction of a faculty family residence. To continue to retain and to attract top talent to a rural boarding school, housing is a key component. In the last twenty years, Salisbury School has greatly expanded its on-campus living space. This happened as we grew the enrollment of the School by more than fifty students. As a result, Salisbury was able to expand our classroom and program offerings with additional depth and talent to an already committed team of faculty members. Simply put, our Head of School and Dean of Faculty had the opportunity to sculpt our most important resource, the faculty, to fit the educational vision we all had for the boys. However, since 2020, regional housing prices and a limited real estate inventory have only compounded the strategic need for the School to build on this competitive advantage that is now in a precarious position. Since our core business is creating and enhancing the relational learning opportunities for our boys with a dynamic and talented faculty, there is nothing more important to help us preserve our mission. With growth has come opportunity, in order to perpetuate and preserve our strengths, additional faculty housing is an essential component of our strategic plan.
For our faculty, Salisbury is home. Adding more campus housing will ensure that our faculty have a comfortable place to return to at the end of a long day. It will give the school more options for its current community, and will add flexibility as we look to hire teachers to educate and care for future generations of Knights. The challenges of hiring and retaining a diverse and skilled faculty are numerous, and in recent years we have experienced several housing challenges as the local housing markets have forced us to look increasingly from a smaller radius that allows for daily commuting.
With the generosity of our parents, Salisbury plans to raise $750,000 for new faculty housing. We hope you will join your fellow parents in participating in this impactful gift that is deeply rooted in Salisbury tradition.
Sixth Form Gift Committee
Recent Sixth Form Gifts
- Class of 2015: Academic and College Offices in Spencer Hall
- Class of 2016: Endowed Teaching Fellowship
- Class of 2017: Academic Quadrangle Renovation
- Class of 2018: Transformation of Belin Lodge
- Classes of 2019-2020: Renovation of the Miles P.H. Seifert '53 Theater and Performing Arts Center
- Class of 2021: Chapel Renovation - Center for Spiritual Development
- Class of 2022: Faculty Housing - Chandler House
- Class of 2023: Chapel Renovation - Lower Terrace and Pergola
History of the Sixth Form Gift
In the fall of 1991, Salisbury parents began a unique tradition whereby parents of the Sixth Form banded together to collectively honor their sons and to express gratitude to the School for its role in their sons’ development.
Since then, Salisbury families have contributed more than $17M to create permanently endowed funds and new academic, athletic, and residential facilities. Endowed funds that support teaching fellowships, financial aid, and professional development have transformed the experience for students and teachers. In addition, new faculty homes, athletic playing fields, and our technology and communications network were all gifts from graduating classes. Most recently, key spaces in the restoration of Spencer Hall, the new sidewalks in the Main Academic Quadrangle, the renovation of Belin Lodge and Daniel M. Cain Chapel have been funded by grateful and generous parents of the Sixth Form.