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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.

Student Spotlight: Ethan Hennessey '19

Student spotlight: ethan hennessey ’19

1. What have you learned in your time on the Hilltop that's been most useful to you and has had the most impact on your life thus far?

One thing that I learned at Salisbury that has been useful and has had the biggest impact on my life thus far has been understanding how important it is to have a good attitude. Before coming to Salisbury I did not always have a great attitude and I realized that it not only took away from my happiness, but also affected my personal growth. Once arriving on the Hilltop, it was evident that Salisbury was filled with the positive energy I was in need of. Being at Salisbury and being surrounded by so many positive and upbeat people, I learned why it is so important to always look on the bright side of things and to always have a good attitude.

2. What's your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite place on campus is the Chapel. Growing up I did not have any religious beliefs and had never attended a chapel service, so I did not know what to expect. Very quickly I learned that Chapel was not just a place of worship, but also a place of community. Along with the wise motivational quotes and phrases that are preached during each chapel service, there is typically a chapel talk where a member of the community shares an important message that he or she has learned through personal experiences. Every time there is a chapel talk given I not only feel that I learned a valuable message, but I also feel closer with one more of my fellow brothers or faculty members. Lastly, Chapel allows me a time and place to clear my mind from everything going on, and to be relaxed.

3. What's your favorite activity and why? 

My favorite class at Salisbury is Mr. Rees’s English class. I have had Mr. Rees as my English teacher since my first year on the Hilltop and he has taught me as much about school and academics as he has about life and how to be a gentlemen. Mr. Rees creates an environment in his class where the students feel comfortable in their own skin, which makes group discussions much more engaging and lively.

Now, that's a Knight! 

Roon soo kim '20 performance at carnegie hall 

 Roon Soo Kim '20 competed in the Rondo Young Artist Festival in New York City on February 2. The competition is open to all instrumentalists and ensembles, ages 5-18. Winners go on to perform at world-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Victor Borge Hall, and Mary Flagler Concert Hall, and others.

Roon Soo  earned 1st place in the competition and, as such, performed with an accompanist at Carnegie Hall on March 1. 

Roon Soo has been a member of the Salisbury Classical Ensemble for the past two years, and has taken advantage of the music program after school, which has enabled him to dedicate time to practicing his art.  

Congratulations, Roon Soo. Now, that's a Knight! 


new york times best-selling author john prendergast visits the hilltop 

John Prendergast spent time with us on the Hilltop to talk about his recent book Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed.

Prendergast is a human rights and anti-corruption activist as well as a New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty-five years. He is the Founding Director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity, as well as the Co-Founder with George Clooney of The Sentry, an investigative initiative chasing the assets of African war criminals and their international collaborators. John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Prendergast engaged our community with his presentation, and was kind enough to spend time on campus with our boys attending classes and watching some games. It was a great day to be a Knight!