Admissions Process


At any point in the admissions process feel free to contact us:

Phone: 860-435-5732
Fax: 860-435-5750
Address: 251 Canaan Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068

We care very much about being professional, welcoming, responsive, timely and supportive with you during the admissions process and, ultimately, one’s enrollment.

Interview and Campus Visit:

We encourage you and your family to visit the Hilltop for a tour and an interview.  The interview is as much a benefit for you and your family as it is for the Admissions Office.  If distance prevents you from visiting, either phone, Skype or off-campus interviews are acceptable, too.  We host candidates Monday-Saturday during the school year; appointment times vary depending on the day of the week.  The campus visit typically last about two hours.  If you would like to meet a specific teacher or coach, please let the admissions office know when you schedule an appointment.  


Salisbury accepts the SSAT (school code 7060, preferred assessment), ISEE, PSAT, SAT or ACT for standardized testing results.  For a non-native speaking applicant, the TOEFL is acceptable as well. 

Dates and Deadlines:

  • September-January: Visit websites, make inquiries, request catalogs and do your research. Visit our remarkable campus!  Schedule testing.  Contact us!  Our goal is the same as help your son find the right school match.
  • November-January: Distribute recommendations and transcript requests.
  • February 1: Applications (application, writing sample, transcript, test scores, recommendations) for boarding and day students due.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis afterwards. 
  • February 1: Financial aid applications due.  These are to be submitted on-line to
  • March 10: Admissions and financial aid notification date for completed applications.  Candidates are notified electronically and by letter.  Please do not ask for early notification.  March 10 is the agreed upon notification date for all boarding schools.
  • April 10: Students admitted on March 10 are required to notify the Admissions Office of their decision.
  • Candidates are considered on a rolling basis based availability after April 10.

Enrollment Management Association Character Skills Assessment (CSA): Measuring What Matters in Admission

Boys High School in CT Character Skills AssessmentSalisbury School’s mission statement reflects our belief in the time-tested value of a non-cognitive skills assessment.  “Built on essential core values, the School's unique culture promotes brotherhood, creativity, empathy, humility, integrity, leadership and respect.  Salisbury graduates men of character and promise who are prepared to meet the challenges of college and adulthood and to make a difference in the world.”  Salisbury School  is honored to be one of 32 nationwide schools to participate in the beta testing of the Enrollment Management Association's innovative Character Skills Assessment (CSA). The CSA is a groundbreaking new tool that will help our admission team understand the unique traits that applicants will contribute to the Salisbury School community.

When you take the SSAT and select to have your test scores sent to Salisbury School (code 7060), you will be given the option to participate in the CSA. Click here to learn more about this new assessment tool.

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251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860-435-5700
Fax: 860-435-5750

We are a private, all-boy boarding high school in Connecticut committed to shaping high schooled-aged boys into men of character and promise who can rise to the challenges of the modern world.

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