Salisbury School
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Salisbury School

Coordinates: 41°59?55?N 73°23?32?W / 41.998648°N 73.392271°W / 41.998648; -73.392271

Salisbury School
251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, Connecticut 06068

TypeCollege preparatory school
MottoEsse quam videri - "To be rather than to seem to be."
HeadmasterChisholm Chandler
Number of students310 [1]
Student to teacher ratio6:1
Campus size725 acres (2.93 km2)
Athletics33 interscholastic teams
Endowment$65 million
Tuition$63,755.00 Boarding $49,558.75 Day
InformationAcceptance rate: 37% (2015)

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 as To be rather than to seem to be.

In 2015, Business Insider ranked it the most expensive private high school in the United States, overtaking the Lawrenceville School.[2]


The school has thirty-three interscholastic sports teams.


The Salisbury hockey program has a long history, dating back to 1904. In the last few decades, the team has established itself as one of the strongest in New England, having won the NEPSIHA championship five times in the last 10 years to 2015, including three consecutive years from 2013-2015. In 2015, Salisbury defeated Dexter in the championship game by a score of 3-1. Salisbury returned to the New England Championship in 2018 as the top seed in New England. In the 2018 final Salisbury fell to the #2 Kimball Union Academy in a 3-2 loss. In March of 2020 Salisbury beat the #4 seed Dexter Southfield 4-0.[3]


During the past 20 years,[when?] the Salisbury baseball team has proven to be one of the strongest in New England.[4] In May 2015, the team captured its fourth consecutive WNEPBL championship, and fifth in six years, by defeating Wilbraham & Monson by a score of 4-3. In 2018 the team won the WNEPBL title yet again, this time against former Coach John Toffey and Cheshire academy.[5]


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.[6] In November 2012, the football team defeated Phillips 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. The team reached the championship game again in 2015 but lost to Choate Rosemary Hall, 48-28.[]


Salisbury's facilities include:

  • Flood Athletic Center, completed in 2009 (110,000 square feet of playing space)
  • The Class of 1959 Hockey Arena which includes the Rudd Rink, an Olympic-sized surface
  • Two championship basketball courts
  • The Harris Squash Center (8 ASB courts)
  • The Mead Wrestling Room
  • Two weight-training and fitness centers
  • Locker rooms for all faculty and students and visiting teams

Other facilities include The Curtis Boathouse on Lake Washinee, completed in 2008, and dedicated on May 11, 2012 to Richard I. Curtis, instructor and long-time crew coach at Salisbury; eight tennis courts;[7] the Class of 2003 dome used for indoor tennis, lacrosse and other sports; the Natalie Gardner Baseball Field; and five all-purpose athletic fields.[]

The Wachtmeister Turf Field has lights for night play and stadium seating for 500.[]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Salisbury School". GreatSchools. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Danner, Christi; and Stanger, Melissa. "The 50 most expensive private high schools in America", Business Insider, September 15, 2015. Accessed November 19, 2015. "For the first time, The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, was not the most expensive on our list, but instead was overtaken by another northeastern school: the Salisbury School in Connecticut."
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  7. ^ Salisbury Magazine, Fall 2012, page 18
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  9. ^ "Vanderbilt trio chose baseball over hockey". May 4, 2015. Retrieved 2018.

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