Salisbury School

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.

Salisbury School
251 Canaan Road


United States
Coordinates41°59′55″N 73°23′32″W / 41.998648°N 73.392271°W / 41.998648; -73.392271Coordinates: 41°59′55″N 73°23′32″W / 41.998648°N 73.392271°W / 41.998648; -73.392271
TypeCollege preparatory school
MottoEsse quam videri
(To be rather than to seem to be.)
Established1901 (122 years ago) (1901)
CEEB code070655
Number of students314 [1]
Student to teacher ratio6:1
Campus size740 acres (3.0 km2)
Color(s)Crimson, white, black
Athletics33 interscholastic teams
Endowment$65 million
Tuition$71,671.10 Boarding $51,798.65 Day

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


The school has thirty-three interscholastic sports teams.


The Salisbury hockey program won the NEPSIHA championship six times in the last 10 years to 2015,[clarification needed] including three consecutive years from 2013–2015. Salisbury was the state runner-up in 2018.


In May 2015, the team captured its fourth consecutive WNEPBL championship, and fifth in six years. The team also won the WNEPBL title in 2018.[3]


In November 2010, the football team won the 2010 Tom Flaherty Bowl with a 100-yard blocked field goal return.[4] In November 2012, the football team won the Tom Flaherty Bowl and the Class A New England Football title with an undefeated season. The team were state runner-ups in 2015.[citation needed]


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;[5] the Class of 2003 dome used for indoor tennis, lacrosse and other sports; the Natalie Gardner Baseball Field; and five all-purpose athletic fields.[citation needed]

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

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Salisbury School". GreatSchools. Retrieved 28 September 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."
  3. ^ "Teams & Schedules - Salisbury School".
  4. ^ "Mauro catapults comeback for Salisbury - Boston High School Blog- ESPN". 20 November 2010.
  5. ^ Salisbury Magazine, Fall 2012, page 18
  6. ^ Cobb, James G. (13 April 2008). "John Herlitz, 65, Designer of Muscle Cars, Dies". The New York Times.
  7. ^ "Vanderbilt trio chose baseball over hockey". May 4, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2018.

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