College Advising 

A boy’s choice of college is one that will have a critical impact on the path his life takes. At Salisbury School, a top Connecticut college preparatory boys’ school, our goal is to position students for success and help them maximize the opportunities available to them. At the same time, we believe in nurturing the self-awareness necessary to choose not just the best school, but the best school for each individual student.

Admission to top-tier schools is becoming more competitive every year. Applicants require both strong grades from a respected institution as well as leadership skills that set them apart from their peers.

As a prominent boys’ college prep school in Connecticut, Salisbury School plays a key role in the educational journey of its students. Our reputation as an institution committed to academic rigor and interpersonal development gives graduates an important advantage when applying to colleges.

Sophisticated programs such as our Family Connection website give students tools to explore their options and engage parents in the decision-making process. In addition, the wide range of athletic, artistic and community service opportunities we offer helps mold well-rounded individuals who are more attractive candidates for leading schools.

Our reputation as a prominent Connecticut college prep high school is evident in the success of our graduates. In the past, matriculating students have gone on to study at world-class institutions such as Harvard, New York University, Cornell University, Trinity College and others. 

A Message From the Assistant Headmaster and Director of College Advising

While Salisbury School strives to create an environment in which students grow on many levels, clearly one of our fundamental responsibilities is to play an integral role in the college selection process. Despite the fact that admission to the most selective colleges continues to be increasingly competitive, we are very proud of our college matriculation record. Salisbury students are consistently admitted to colleges of their choice through careful planning and considerable effort on the part of the student, their family and the School.

We are pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a Web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive Web site that you can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Counselor's Office, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that's specific to our School.

Family Connection will allow you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete on-line surveys and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges - Compare GPAs, standardized test scores and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
  • Sign up for college visits - Find out which colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions.

Family Connection also lets us share information with you about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. You can also use the site to send us an e-mail message.

We will provide you with a personal access code and instructions for accessing Family Connection. You will use that code to create your own Family Connection account.

We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact us.


Bobby Wynne
Assistant Headmaster and Director of College Advising

Bobby Wynne
Assistant Headmaster and Director of College Advising

College advisor at Connecticut's Salisbury School

"Preparing students for a successful college career (academically, socially and personally) is central to Salisbury's mission.  With an emphasis on individual attention and find the right school for each student, our college advising program works closely with students to expose them to a wide variety of colleges and universities.  Our approach is proactive, inclusive and developmental in nature, with an emphasis on fit." 

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