Salisbury School

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Salisbury School
Location
Salisbury Connecticut
United States
Information
TypeCollege preparatory school
MottoEsse quam videri - "To be rather than to seem to be."
Established1901
Head of schoolChisholm S. Chandler
Faculty62
Grades9-12
Number of students296[1]
Campus size725 acres (2.93 km2)
Color(s)Crimson/White/Black
Athletics33 interscholastic teams
MascotCrimson Knight
Endowment$45 million
Tuition$49,970/year
InformationAceptance rate: 35% of applicants
Website
 
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Coordinates: 41°59′55″N 73°23′32″W / 41.998648°N 73.392271°W / 41.998648; -73.392271

Salisbury School
Location
Salisbury Connecticut
United States
Information
TypeCollege preparatory school
MottoEsse quam videri - "To be rather than to seem to be."
Established1901
Head of schoolChisholm S. Chandler
Faculty62
Grades9-12
Number of students296[1]
Campus size725 acres (2.93 km2)
Color(s)Crimson/White/Black
Athletics33 interscholastic teams
MascotCrimson Knight
Endowment$45 million
Tuition$49,970/year
InformationAceptance rate: 35% of applicants
Website

Salisbury School is an all-boys, private college-preparatory boarding school founded in 1901 and located in Salisbury, Connecticut. Its school newspaper is The Cupola. Its mascot is the Crimson Knight. The School's motto is Esse quam videri, which translates to To be rather than to seem to be.

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History

The Reverend George Emerson Quaile founded Salisbury School in 1901 after serving as headmaster of St. Austin’s School on Staten Island in New York from 1894 to 1901. Dr. Quaile purchased a tract of farmland, known at the time as Frink Farm, for the present site of the School. Overlooking the Taconic mountain range and deep in the heart of the Berkshires, a Main Building was constructed under Dr. Quaile’s direction.

Academics

The curriculum at Salisbury is very traditional. Boys take four years of English, three years of mathematics, history, and a foreign language of their choosing. Three years of science is strongly suggested, and one year art. There is a philosophy and religion requirement of all seniors. The average class size is 11 students.

All academic facilities are located in the Centennial Quadrangle. The Phinny Library and Humanities building (dedicated in 2001) houses the English, history, and language departments, and the library contains over 25,000 volumes. The Wachtmeister/ Bates Math and Science Building was dedicated in 1999. Other academic buildings include the Field Music Center (2002) and the Ruger Fine Arts Center (2003). One distinctive program of note is the School's Entrepreneurial Studies program. In this two-year tract, students study the history, theories and practice of entrepreneurship.

Student life

The entire Salisbury School community gathers together each day for a campus-wide event. On Tuesday and Friday mornings, the community meets in the chapel at 8am for a service. Other days, family-style meals or school meetings are held. This practice is important to the culture of the School and enables students and faculty members to converse about relevant topics. Boarding students live in dormitories headed by a dorm parent and a student prefect, where they collectively share facilities. The Main Building houses a dining room where all members of the community eat. There is also a health center with a full-time staff on campus. Boarding students are housed in 10 different dormitories : Main, Payson House, Langdon House, Carr House, Ward House, Priestman Cottage, North Dorm, South Dorm, Quaile House and Rennell House. There is also a student center, known as Belin Lodge.

Sports

The school has thirty-three interscholastic sports teams. Varsity teams compete in the NEPSAC league. Salisbury has a strong athletic tradition and has earned several New England Championships. The hockey team won the league championship in 1991, 2006, 2009 and 2013. The lacrosse program is nationally-recognized and has been crowned Western New England Champions five out of the last ten years.[when?] Other programs that have won New England championships include baseball (2005/2008/2010/2012), basketball (2012), and football (1997/2000/2006/2010/2012). Other successful programs are crew, skiing, and squash. Salisbury's main rivals are Avon, Deerfield, Hotchkiss, Kent, Taft, and Westminster.

Football

In November 2010 the football team defeated Lawrence Academy 24-21 to win the 2010 Tom Flaherty Bowl with a 100-yard blocked field goal return.[2]In November 2012, the Football team defeated Philips Exeter Academy 29-26 on a field goal on the last play of the game, winning the Tom Flaherty Bowl and the Class A New England Football title with an undefeated season.

Facilities

Salisbury's facilities includes the Flood Athletic Center, which was completed in 2009.

Other facilities include a boathouse, completed in 2008, used for crew on Lake Washinee, eight tennis courts, the Class of 2003 dome used for indoor tennis, lacrosse and other sports, the Natalie Gardner Baseball Field and five all-purposes athletic fields.

The Wachtmeister Turf Field was completed with lights for night play and stadium seating for 500.

Notable alumni

Bjöern Werner' 10- Football Player

Al-Shanind Jundi Ki '45 -- Governmental Figure of Bagdad

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