Engaging Minds. Building Futures. 

SA parents Cindy and Pete Barr share: 

 

What do you love about Salisbury Academy?

We love the feeling of community at Salisbury Academy. The staff, teachers, and coaches really work hard to make sure that each child feels valued and is successful.

Why did you choose Salisbury Academy for your children?

We moved to Salisbury in the middle of August and needed to find a school for our girls quickly. We were told that Salisbury Academy was the place to be, so we scheduled a time to come in and fell in love with it. In fact, Cindy's mom who has doctorate in education was really impressed with the curriculum. 

In what ways have you witnessed your children growing intellectually and in character through their time at SA?

We've seen great growth from both of our girls. Abby came in second grade and was struggling academically. Her first grade class in public school had some students who had behavior issues. Abby is a rule follower, and we feel she was overlooked. However, when she came to Salisbury Academy, Mrs. Williams quickly noticed she had a nondisruptive focus issue. Since then Salisbury Academy has become a great partner in helping Abby achieve academic success through personalized assignments and attention.  

What would you tell another parent considering enrolling their child at SA?

It's the best decision you can make for your kids. At Salisbury Academy kids not only grow through engaging coursework but are constantly building character as well. They will be cared for and challenged through lessons both inside and outside of the classroom.

The SA tagline is “Engaging Minds. Building Futures.” and our approach to education is experiential. How have your children experienced this engagement, experience, and the preparation for their futures?

Our kids love the experiential learning environment at Salisbury Academy. Walking the Catawba trail to build Native American tools was one of Abby's favorites this past year and both of our girls are really excited about Project Green Space. Alex also loved learning about volcanoes, a lesson that culminated with the class building and exploding the different volcanoes in groups.

 

"It's the best decision you can make for your kids. At Salisbury Academy kids not only grow through engaging coursework but are constantly building character as well. They will be cared for and challenged through lessons both inside and outside of the classroom."

- Cindy and Pete Barr, SA parents

Alex Barr steps back as her volcano science experiment erupts.

 

"We love the feeling of community at Salisbury Academy. The staff, teachers, and coaches really work hard to make sure that each child feels valued and is successful."

Abby Barr, left, performs a comedic skit during the SA talent show.