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Salisbury School 2011-2012 PROFILE

Chisholm Chandler Headmaster Robert Wynne Director of College Advising bwynne@salisburyschool.org 860-435-5719 Emily Devey Associate Director of College Advising edevey@salisburyschool.org 860-435-5734 Chris Phelps Assistant Director of College Advising cphelps@salisburyschool.org 860-435-5781 Jonathan Gottsegen College Advisor jgottsegen@salisburyschool.org 860-435-5890 Tina Gomez College Office Coordinator tgomez@salisburyschool.org 860-435-5716

251 Canaan Road Salisbury, Connecticut 06068 www.salisburyschool.org Phone: 860-435-5700 Fax: 860-435-5870 College Advising Office: 860-435-5716 CEEB CODE 070655


THE MISSION OF SALISBURY SCHOOL is to educate young men by inspiring in each student an enthusiasm for learning and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, spiritual, physical and moral development. The close partnership of student and teacher encourages each young man to take pride in his own education and to make responsible decisions for his future. With established expectations for performance and behavior, Salisbury School promotes service to others, trust and honesty, religious faith and respect for ethnic, cultural, gender and learning differences. The School’s spirit of community fosters long-lasting ties of friendship, healthy competition and enjoyment of life. Salisbury strives to graduate young men ready to meet the challenges of college and adulthood with an appreciation of their responsibilities in the world community.

THE SCHOOL

THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Salisbury School is a four-year independent college preparatory school for boys in grades nine through twelve. Founded in 1901, the School enrolls 300 boys; 280 boarders and 20 day students, from 30 states and 20 foreign countries. Approximately 32% of the student body receives need-based financial aid. There are 101 boys in the Class of 2012. A recently completed capital campaign financed the construction of all new academic spaces including the Wachtmeister Mathematics & Science Building, the Centennial Library & Humanities Building and the Ruger Fine Arts Building. The Flood Athletic Center was completed in the winter of 2010.

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THE FACULTY The faculty and administration is comprised of 65 members. Greater than 60% of instructors have obtained Masters degrees or higher or are enrolled in a graduate program. The School’s seventh headmaster, Chisholm S. Chandler, was appointed in 2003.

GRADING SCALE A+ A AB+ B B-

= 97 – 100 = 93 – 96 = 90 – 92 = 87 – 89 = 83 – 86 = 80 – 82

C+ C CD+ D DF

= 77 – 79 = 73 – 76 = 70 – 72 = 67 – 69 = 63 – 66 = 60 – 62 = 59 – 0

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS English Mathematics History Science Foreign Language Philosophy and Religion The Arts

4 years (4 credits) 3 years (3 credits) 3 years (3 credits) (including 1 year of U.S. History) 2 years (2 credits) 3 years (3 credits) (or 2 years each of 2 languages) 1 year (1 credit) 2 trimesters of studio art, music or drama

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Classes meet Monday through Saturday. Academic calendar is based on 3 trimesters. A standard course load is 5 academic courses. Students are not ranked & academic courses are not weighted. All sciences offered are laboratory based. Philosophy and Religion course is required during the sixth form year. Advanced Placement courses offered in English, Economics, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, World History, U.S. History, Physics, Statistics, Spanish Language and Latin Vergil. The Entrepreneurial Program is highly selective and requires students to design a business that benefits the community. Community service is required for all sixth formers. All students are required to partake in athletics, either interscholastic or intramural, each trimester.

RECENT EXTRACURRICULAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Baseball – Western New England Championship Titles: 2008, 2010 • Basketball – Qualified for the New England Class “B” year-end tournament 16 times in the last 20 years. • Crew – Silver medal at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Championships and competed at U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships: 2010; competed at Henley Royal Regatta 2008, 2010 • Football – New England Class “A” Champions 2006, 2010 • Hockey – Founder’s League Titles: 2006, 2007, 2009; New England Championships: 2006, 2009 • Lacrosse – Western New England Championship Titles: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 • Squash – Qualified for Division “A” New England Championships: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Qualified for Division “B” New England Championships: 2010 • Tennis – 2010 Southern New England Championship Singles Title • 2010-2011 theater productions included: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Death of a Salesman • Salisbury Gospel Choir performs throughout CT, MA and NY • 2009 Green Cup Challenge Winner


GRADE DISTRIBUTION BY CLASS FOR THE CLASS OF 2012 (Year Grades 2010-2011) Course

A

B

C

Algebra II

3

15

12

Anatomy

1

1

0

AP Biology

0

1

0

Calculus

1

4

4

AP Calculus AB

3

3

0

AP Calculus BC

1

1

0

Pre-Calculus

2

9

5

Chemistry

1

1

4

AP Chemistry

0

3

2

Civil Rights/1968/History Novel0

1

2

D

F

Course

3

0

0

0

0 0

A

B

C

D

F

History China/Middle East

1

0

0

0

0

History of American Military

0

2

1

0

0

0

International Relations

0

1

0

0

0

0

Intro to Pre Calculus

1

4

2

0

0

0

0

Latin II

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Latin III

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

Mandarin I

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

Mandarin II

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

Mandarin III

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mandarin IV

0

0

1

0

0

Economics

4

7

1

0

0

Physics

1

10

4

0

0

English III

6

33

12

0

0

Physics H

1

4

0

0

0

English III H

6

11

2

0

0

AP Physics

0

1

0

0

0

AP English Language

2

3

0

0

0

Spanish I

3

0

0

0

0

Entrepreneurial Studies

3

3

0

0

0

Spanish II

0

2

4

0

0

Environmental Science

4

19

7

0

0

Spanish II H

2

1

0

0

0

AP Environmental Science

0

3

0

0

0

Spanish III

4

6

3

0

0

Forest Science

0

1

0

0

0

Spanish III H

0

3

0

0

0

French III

0

2

1

0

0

Spanish IV H

1

3

0

0

0

Geology

0

2

1

1

0

US History

4

34

17

1

0

French IVH

1

0

0

0

0

AP US History

1

6

1

0

0

Geometry

1

0

2

0

0

Geometry H

1

0

0

0

0

TESTING Mean SAT scores for the Class of 2011: Critical Reading: 560 Writing: 560

Math: 590

NEW COURSES FOR 2011-2012 Comedy, Tragedy, Hope and Despair This senior elective centers on the highs and the lows of life as seen through fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Themes which pervade the three trimesters are the ideas that although tragedy is usually portrayed as negative, often enlightenment and redemption arise from it, and that there is always a balance to life. The Civil War This course explores the causes, course and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. Four broad themes are closely examined: The role the war played in creating a powerful U.S. economy; slavery, race and emancipation as national problem; the people who fought in the war from both the north and the south; and the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society.

U.S. Imperialism This course is focused on United States expansion and imperialism from the Louisiana Purchase until the war in Iraq. It will focus on the exploration of different motives, morals and means of expansion and defining correctly what U.S. imperialism is and means to the history of the United States. The Second Thirty Years War The course examines the question of how Europe emerged from one world war only to enter another 20 years later. The class will investigate the long-term and immediate causes of the conflict and analyze the war’s many outcomes. The second half of the course will study the causes, the course and the implications of World War II, the greatest of twentieth century conflicts. The course will deal with most of the geographic areas involved, the major diplomatic, political and military events and some of the key figures of the war.


COLLEGE MATRICULATION LIST FOR THE CLASSES OF 2007-2011 Colleges with 8 or more graduates in attendance: Cornell University Hobart and William Smith Colleges New York University Southern Methodist University St. Lawrence University Trinity College United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy

Colleges with 6 or more graduates in attendance: Boston College Brown University College of Charleston Fairfield University Franklin and Marshall College Lehigh University Northeastern University Rollins College Skidmore College Stetson University University of Colorado

Colleges with 3 or more graduates in attendance: Boston University Clarkson University Coastal Carolina University Colby College Colgate University College of the Holy Cross Colorado College Columbia University Connecticut College Dickinson College Elon University Fordham University Gettysburg College Harvard University Jacksonville University Loyola University Maryland Lynchburg College Marist College Northwestern University Ohio Wesleyan University Roanoke College Sewanee: The University of the South Union College

University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Denver University of Michigan University of North Carolina University of Pennsylvania University of Vermont University of Wisconsin Villanova University Wesleyan University Yale University

CLASS OF 2011 COLLEGE MATRICULATION American University Bates College Boston College Brown University (2) Carnegie Mellon University Clarkson University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University Columbia University (2) Cornell University (2) Dartmouth College Davidson College Dickinson College Elon University Fairfield University Franklin and Marshall College Gettysburg College (2) Hampden-Sydney College High Point University Hobart and William Smith Colleges (4) Indiana University Jacksonville University

Lewis & Clark College Monmouth University Nazareth College of Rochester New England College New York University Nichols College Northeastern University Northwestern University (2) Ohio Wesleyan University (3) Oxford College of Emory University (2) Pennsylvania State University (2) Princeton University Purdue University Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Salem State University Sewanee: The University of the South Skidmore College (3) Southern Methodist University (3)

St. Lawrence University Stetson University Suffolk University Temple University Trinity College (3) Union College (3) United States Naval Academy (5) University of Colorado University of Connecticut (2) University of Dayton University of Denver University of Fribourg University of Louisville University of Maine University of Maryland University of Mississippi University of North Carolina Villanova University (2) Wesleyan University Wittenberg University (2) Wofford College Yale University

Salisbury School is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, the Secondary School Admissions Test Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Other memberships include The English Speaking Union, The Cum Laude Society, ERB, Assist and CRIS.


2011-2012 Salisbury School Profile