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Educating Boys - It's What We Do!

Take a closer look at our most recent student-centered programming here on the Hilltop.  

The Salisbury faculty know and understand young men, and celebrate what it means to be a boy.  As a school designed for boys, our emphasis on relational learning enables Salisbury faculty to build authentic relationships with each student.  When a student feels known and valued, he is empowered to persevere through challenges and stay actively engaged.  Our distinctive course offerings are carefully designed to prepare students for the rigors of college and to think independently.  The all-boys classroom nurtures the confidence to take risks and inspires growth. Numerous resources are available to guide students while accomplishing his goals and reaching his full potential.  

In the classroom and on the field, Salisbury transforms a young man's character to graduate confident, spirited, curious, and loyal gentlemen and brothers.

The Salisbury Brotherhood extends well beyond the Hilltop, post high school graduation, and throughout life. We recently experienced the bond of the Sarum Brotherhood when we proudly welcomed over 130 alumni to the Hilltop to celebrate Reunion Weekend. Our travelers ventured to campus from as far as London and Chile to take part in this special weekend. Our 25th Reunion, the Class of 1994, had the most represented class, although all classes had a solid turnout to celebrate their milestone reunion years. 

Friday was full of opportunities for our families, alumni, and friends to participate in. Activities included a tour of campus, visiting Tiny House and learning about its design and construction, an alumni golf outing, the dedication of the newly renovated Belin Lodge, followed by a reception at the Curtis Boathouse which featured a local beer tasting, taco truck, and our own in-house comedian, College Advisor Tom Severo. 

We had a strong showing for the Jim Bates '48 5K Family Walk/Run to start the day off on Saturday morning, followed by breakfast, Book Club, the State of Salisbury roundtable discussion with the Admissions and College Advising offices, Headmaster Chandler's Address and Leadership Convocation with Matt Cassin '94, which also honored William Hiltz '69 as the proud recipient of the Salisbury Medal--the School's highest award, which is awarded annually to the man or woman whose loyalty, honor, service and devotion have perpetuated the goals and ideals of the School. 

After enjoying lunch, our guests spent the afternoon at a fly-fishing casting demo by Orvis, hiked the Rusty Cheney '99 Trail, went on an alumni/family row on the lake, and enjoyed Ben and Jerry's ice cream while cheering on the varsity lacrosse and baseball teams from the sidelines, with both teams impressing our loyal and dedicated fans with a win!  

Saturday evening we shared in each other's good company at a lovely dinner in Belin Lodge, which even included a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. We closed the weekend on Sunday with a farewell brunch, before our guests departed campus.

A wonderful time was had by all at Reunion Weekend. It's always a great time to be a Knight! 

Please see our weekend in photos here

Salisbury Welcomes Convocation Speaker Matthew Cassin '94 To The Hilltop  

Matt Cassin '94 addressed our Spring Family Weekend and Reunion Weekend guests  by giving the Leadership Convocation. 

Matt engaged the crowd by sharing stories of his time on the Hilltop and the lessons he learned while at Salisbury that has helped make him the man he is today.

He spoke to his first experience with diversity in living and learning with students from across the United States and around the world, including rooming with the crown prince of Jordan, to his first encounter with Headmaster Chandler, as they both arrived to the Hilltop at the same time.

Matt shared that his sport of choice when he came to Salisbury was hockey, but he found himself enjoying lacrosse even more. In fact, when he graduated from Salisbury and matriculated to Georgetown University, he used some of the skills he had learned as a Knight--being willing to step outside the box and one's comfort zone, and not always take the easy path. In this, he earned himself a spot on the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team, where he became the captain in his senior year.

In Matt's professional career, he is a founding partner of JMC Holdings LLC. JMC is a New York City based entrepreneurial real estate company founded in 2011 to acquire and operate office and multi-family properties throughout the United States, with offices in both New York City and Dallas, TX.

Prior to founding JMC, Matt worked at Tishman Speyer working directly for the firm’s CEO overseeing various strategic initiatives around the globe, with a primary focus on New York City. Prior to Tishman Speyer, Matt founded and developed two venture capital-backed companies: the first, LiveAdvice, was sold to AT&T in 2007; the second, Coleman Research Group, is a leading independent research firm. With this background, Matt also leads JMC’s seed investments in the real estate technology space.

Matt received his bachelor’s degree in government and theology from Georgetown University, where he was the captain of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Team and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. Matt lives in Fairfield County, CT with his wife and three children.

It was wonderful having Matt on campus for his milestone 25th Reunion, and have the opportunity for him to share in his accomplishments with the Salisbury community. It's always a great time to be a Knight! 


Salisbury School proudly accepted the Community Unsung Hero Award at the One Night for One Love event held on April 10, 2019 in New York City at The Cipriani. The award was given to Salisbury for our efforts as a community with the One Love Foundation and its mission to end relationship abuse. The event celebrated a year of important milestones and the incredible heroes who have made the foundation’s growth possible.

The Unsung Heroes Award is given to individuals and communities who go above and beyond to bring the educational program of the One Love Foundation and Yeardley Love to their communities. Salisbury School has become a role model for all independent schools in its implementation of the One Love Curriculum.

650 people attended the dinner. In addition to honoring Salisbury and three individuals, the organization was celebrating having reached over 600,000 young people across the country about learning how to have healthier relationships and identifying warning signs of unhealthy behaviors.

Go Knights!