The Sixth Form Gift
In honor of their sons and the class of 2022, the parents of the sixth form are directing their collective philanthropy to help fund the building
of two new faculty residences.
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To honor the Class of 2022 and recognize their meaningful and layered partnership with the faculty, the project for this year’s Sixth Form Gift will be the construction of two faculty residences. To continue to retain and to attract top talent to a rural boarding school, housing is a key component. In the last twenty years, Salisbury School has greatly expanded its on-campus living space. This happened as we grew the enrollment of the School by more than fifty students. As a result, Salisbury was able to expand our classroom and program offerings with additional depth and talent to an already committed team of faculty members. Simply put, our Head of School and Dean of Faculty had the opportunity to sculpt our most important resource, the faculty, to fit the educational vision we all had for the boys. However, since 2020, regional housing prices and a limited real estate inventory have only compounded the strategic need for the School to build on this competitive advantage that is now in a precarious position. Since our core business is creating and enhancing the relational learning opportunities for our boys with a dynamic and talented faculty, there is nothing more important to help us preserve our mission.
With growth has come opportunity, in order to perpetuate and preserve our strengths, additional faculty housing is an essential component of our strategic plan. With the generosity of our parents, Salisbury plans to raise $750,000 for new faculty housing. We hope you will join your fellow parents in participating in this impactful gift that is deeply rooted in Salisbury tradition.
To best achieve our mission of being the premier school for boys, Salisbury must attract and retain a passionate and dedicated group of faculty to serve as teachers, mentors, tutors, coaches, and models for the boys. The life of a boarding school educator is unique in the professional world, and it requires a special type of person to devote their life to engaging with boys during the academic day, after school in the rehearsal halls, on the playing fields, and in the dormitories at night and on weekends. Greater flexibility in the housing pool will be transformational for the school and support those who have the greatest impact on the boys and their experience on the Hilltop.
For our faculty, Salisbury is home. Adding more campus housing will ensure that our faculty have a comfortable place to return to at the end of a long day. It will give the school more options for its current community, and will add flexibility as we look to hire teachers to educate and care for future generations of Knights. The challenges of hiring and retaining a diverse and skilled faculty are numerous, and in recent years we have experienced several housing challenges as the local housing markets have forced us to look increasingly from a smaller radius that allows for daily commuting.
"For our faculty, salisbury is home. Adding more campus housing will ensure that our faculty have a comfortable place to return to at the end of a long day."
- Dean of Faculty Jon Siff
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class of 2022 Sixth Form Gift Committee
Sixth Form Gift Committee Co-Chairs
Karen and John Lambros
Peyton and Christopher Merrill
Frances and John Glomb
Deborah and Joshua Gray
Andre and Michael Koester
Elizabeth and David Mathus
Helen and Clarence Nurse
Giuseppina and Matthew Phillips
Ellen and David Port
Dana and Dan Rice
Patricia and Alan Sadayasu
recent Gift History
- Class of 2010: Stadium Seating at Wachtmeister Field
- Class of 2011: Endowed Teaching Fellowship
- Class of 2012: Restoration and Renovation to the Main Building Entrance
- Class of 2013: Global Classroom and Video Conferencing Center
- Class of 2014: Restoring and Preserving the Historic Main Building's North Dormitory
- Class of 2015: Restoring Salisbury's Academic and College Offices in the Historic Main Building
- Class of 2016: Endowed Teaching Fellowship
- Class of 2017: Quadrangle Renovation
- Class of 2018: Belin Lodge Renovation
- Class of 2019: Renovation of the Miles P.H. Seifert '53 Theater
- Class of 2020: Performing Arts Center
- Class of 2021: Renovation of Langdon Chapel
The History of the Sixth Form Gift
In the fall of 1991, Salisbury parents began a tradition whereby parents of the Sixth Form banded together to collectively honor their sons and to express gratitude to the School for its role in their sons’ development.
Through the Sixth Form Gift, Salisbury parents have contributed more than $16 million to create permanently endowed academic chairs and fellowships, increase the availability of financial aid, and support faculty and staff development as well as fund new academic, athletic, and residential facilities.
Most recently, the restoration of Spencer Hall, new walkways in the Class of 2017 Academic Quadrangle, the renovation of Belin Lodge, and funds donated for an update of the Miles P. Seifert ’53 Theater and Performing Arts Center are all gifts of Sixth Form families. This tradition has had a transformational impact on the Salisbury community.