is an all-boys, private college-preparatory boarding school founded in 1901 and located in Salisbury, Connecticut
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. Its school newspaper is The Cupola
. Its mascot
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is the Crimson
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. The School's motto is Esse quam videri
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, which translates to To be rather than to seem to be
The Rev. Dr. George E. Quaile founded Salisbury School in 1901 after serving as headmaster of St. Austin’s School on Staten Island
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in New York from 1894 to 1901. Dr. Quaile purchased a tract of farmland amid the Berkshires for the present site of Salisbury School. The existing Main Building was constructed under Dr. Quaile’s direction and was the start of Salisbury School in 1901 as an independent college preparatory school.
Classes at Salisbury vary from an average size of twelve students to as small as two or three students. Salisbury traditionally demands students follow a very rigorous academic program. The academic facilities are located on the quadrangle. There is the Centennial Humanities building which has English, History, and Language. It also houses the library. The Wachtmeister building is used for Mathematics and Science. Both buildings were completed in the year 2000. Salisbury has recently started an Entrepreneurial Studies program. Students learn the ways of to theoretical and practical decisions involved with entrepreneurship, and at the end of the course, they pitch a business idea to the school which is then implemented. Examples of this include: Sarum Snacks, Crimson Clothiers, and Credit Valet. There is also a student-run Salisbury Investment Club. Salisbury also employs a very strong faculty, most of which hold masters degrees.
Salisbury has a tradition of gathering the school body with three biweekly events. Morning chapel lectures, sit-down meals allowing students to engage in conversations with other students, and school meetings, where both the faculty and students announce various information and acknowledgements to the school body. Boarding students live in dormitories headed by a dorm parent and a student prefect, where they collectively share facilities. The Salisbury School campus also presents a cafeteria and an active health center with a full time doctor staffed who lives on campus. There are 10 dormitories at Salisbury: Payson, North, South, Main, Quaile, Rennell, Ward, Priestman, Carr, and Langdon. There is also a student center, Belin Lodge.
The school has 33 interscholastic sports teams. For the varsity teams, the school competes in the NEPSAC
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league. Salisbury has a strong tradition in excellence winning many New England Championships. The ice hockey program is regarded one of the best in New England winning the New England championship in: 1991, 2006, and 2009. The lacrosse program is also very strong winning the New England Championship four out of the last 6 years. Other programs that have won New England championships include baseball (2008 Season: 20-0 Record) and football (Champions 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2010). Every year Salisbury sends many young men to continue their athletic careers in the NCAA. Other strong sports that Salisbury have to offer are basketball, crew, squash, skiing, wrestling, and soccer. Salisbury's main rivals include The Hotchkiss School and Avon Old Farms
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. Salisbury's lacrosse team shares a rivalry with Deerfield Academy
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Completed in 2009 is the Flood Athletic Center.
- Olympic size ice hockey rink
- Two basketball courts
- Eight squash courts
- One wrestling room
- Two weight rooms
Other facilities include a brand new boathouse completed in 2008 used for crew on Lake Washinee, tennis courts, a dome used for all purpose athletics, 1 turf field with lights installed, 2 baseball fields, and 5 all purpose fields.
- Howard Baldwin
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– Entrepreneur, film producer, and NHL executive.
- Prince Ali bin Al Hussein '93, half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan.
- William Kennedy Smith
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- Member of the Kennedy political family.
- Harold McGraw III
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– CEO of McGraw-Hill
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- DA Pennebaker – Filmmaker.
- Kevin Quick
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– Professional ice hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning
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