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Esse Quam Videri 
"To be, rather than to seem."

Salisbury School is pleased to introduce William Webb as Salisbury’s eighth Head of School.

Will has extensive experience as a boarding and day school leader. He was a student at Groton School in Massachusetts and next earned his B.A. in English from the University of Vermont. After graduation, he began his boarding school career at The Frederick Gunn School as a teacher, assistant dean of students, dorm parent, and assistant coach of football, hockey, and lacrosse. Will returned to the University of Vermont as a development officer and next earned his M.A. in independent school organization and leadership at the Klingenstein Center, Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

From there, he went to Athens Academy, a PK-12 independent day school in Athens, GA, as assistant dean of students and English teacher. In 2004, he returned to Groton School as the associate director of development and director of alumni affairs, and later as associate director of admission, and lacrosse coach. In 2011, Will and his wife, Sarah, moved to Heritage Hall School, a PK-12 independent day school in Oklahoma City, to become assistant head of school for external affairs and in 2012 welcomed their daughter, Maggie. In July of 2013 Will joined Fountain Valley School, a boarding and day school in Colorado Springs, CO as its eighth Head of School.

With nearly a decade of Head of School experience, Will has deep knowledge and experience in 9-12 independent boarding schools and will bring his broad experience leading multiple functional roles to the Hilltop. His enthusiasm and natural ability to create relationships, along with strong ethics and integrity, combine to form a role model for the boys. The Webb team, along with Will’s wife Sarah, who brings her own infectious warmth and approachability, form a team that will make every boy feel at home, nurtured and loved.

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Where Tradition Matters

Salisbury is a dynamic, modern boarding school in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. We take pride in the history that makes us so unique, and celebrate it with a number of traditions that have been passed down over the years.

Discover for yourself the unique traditions that make us a leading boarding school in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner by scheduling a campus tour today.

We embrace the founding rector’s belief that a boy’s secondary school has the responsibility for addressing every aspect of development. Listed below are some of Salisbury’s traditions that continue to be such an important part of your overall school experience.

Salisbury School Crest
School Crest

The Salisbury crest is colored red for bravery and gold for generosity. The four crosses above and below the crest symbolize faith in God through Christ. The shell is a symbol of spiritual journey or pilgrimage. The heart symbolizes charity and the arrows preparedness. The open book is for learning and the acorn for maturity.  Our more traditional crest can still be found throughout many of our materials.  Its ribbons and text no longer render clearly on a small scale, thus this enhanced version is quickly becoming a more common sight.

Crimson Knight

In the spring of 1995, the Sixth Form adopted the Crimson Knight as the School's mascot. It symbolized the history, character and devotion of the Knights represented in The Sarum Hymn.

 

 

 

 

Red Light in the Cupola
Red Light in The Cupola

After a varsity team wins, the red light in the Main Building’s cupola is lit to alert the rest of the community to the team’s victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Of
Salisbury School

Salisbury School was founded to instill a vibrant enthusiasm for learning and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development. Though we are a non-denominational school open to boys of all belief systems, spiritual exploration is one of our core traditions.

Built on essential core values, the School's unique culture promotes brotherhood, creativity, empathy, humility, integrity, leadership and respect.  Salisbury graduates are men of character and promise who are prepared to meet the challenges of college and adulthood and to make a difference in an entrepreneurial, technological and cosmopolitan world.

For more information about our beliefs, traditions, history and approach to education, keep browsing our website. We encourage interested parents to contact our admissions team directly and schedule a campus tour. There, you’ll see our facilities in person and learn directly from current students what makes us an innovator among the top college prep schools in Connecticut.

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Campbell Langdon ’79
Co-Chair
David Leavy ’88
Co-Chair
Matthew W. Barzun P'21, '24
Vice Chair
Robert P. Zabel '85
Vice Chair
Gregory Johnson P'21
Treasurer
John Lambros P'22
Vice Treasurer
David Mathus '77, P'22
Secretary
Reverend William Danaher '83
Vice Secretary
John Coleman '77
Chair DEI, Building & Planning
William V. Webb*
Head of School
Bobby Wynne* P'19
Associate Head of School
Vafa Vahid*
Chief Financial Officer
Frederick Beck III*
President of the AVC

Board Members

Eric Bommer P'23
Lisa Callahan P'04, '08, '09
Matthew Cassin '94
John Couzens Jr. '06 
Bradford S. Dimeo '80
David E. Friedman '99
Michael Gans '81, P’17
Kenneth J. Hanau P’20
Adelaide Harris P'07 
Patricia Isen P’14
Armando Jimenez '09
Peter Keehn P'15
Harriet Marshall P'24
Christopher Merrill P'22
Timothy Rees '02
Whitney R. Robinson '01
J. Wood Rutter '98 (Hon.)
James P. Townsend P’10
Marita K. Wong P'15 
*ex-officio

 

 

 

Trustees Emeritus

John G. Brim ’64
Dr. Richard S. Childs Jr. ’63
Barron G. Collier II ’70
Nathaniel B. Day '56 
James Dresser '59
Richard D. Field ’59
H. Crosby Foster II ’57
Herbert A. May III ’83, P’12
J. Richard Munro P’88, ’90
Amanda D. Rutledge P'80, '84
Michael S. Sylvester ’59, P’85
Anthony C. Woodruff ’01 (Hon.) P’89