Over 25 Years of Experiential Learning
The school we know and love today was first brought to life by a small group of dedicated parents who shared a common vision for a different kind of school where the whole child is nurtured and celebrated. From the day we opened our doors over 25 years ago and going strong through today, the people of Salisbury Academy have shared a goal of developing lifelong learners in an experiential environment.
Because of the original vision of our founders, and of the many teachers and parents who have been part of this school for the past 25 years, hundreds of children have gone on to middle school, high school, college, and beyond, and made a positive difference in their world.
We look forward to commemorating our 25th year this year with the greater community and celebrating our past together while looking forward to the future.
- Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Salisbury Academy was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing an innovative option in education to the Salisbury community. With 13 students in grades 1, 2, and 3, the first classroom facilities were established in the education wing of Haven Lutheran Church.
In 1996, the junior kindergarten and kindergarten were established at their present facility, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carter, located behind the main school building. A year later, a middle school serving grades 5-8 was added, housed in a separate facility on Brenner Avenue, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Taylor.
By 2001, the school constituents had embarked on an extensive period of self-assessment and planning, and the decision was made to build a unified campus to serve all students in one location on land donated by Mrs. Martha Agner in memory of her husband, Dr. Roy Agner.
An ambitious fundraising and construction project was launched that resulted in the beautiful ten-acre campus and new buildings we presently enjoy. The school moved into the new building in the spring of 2003. This current building is part of an exciting master plan designed to ensure that Salisbury Academy will continue to provide exceptional educational facilities for our students for years to come.