Engaging Minds. Building Futures. 

Salisbury Academy Eighth-Grader Maggie Dees Awarded Sisters Merit Scholarship to Salem Academy

March 16, 2017 - Maggie Dees, an eighth-grader at Salisbury Academy, has been awarded the Sisters Merit Scholarship to Salem Academy in Winston-Salem. Salem Academy is an all-girls, college-preparatory school with a mission of fostering the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical growth of young women.

“Maggie Dees is an outstanding young woman with a bright future. She is curious, engaged, and passionate about what she loves,” said Wynne Overton, associate director of admission for Salem Academy.


In Another's Footsteps: Salisbury Academy students address world problems

February 2, 2017 - Making a difference in the world is more than a hot topic at Salisbury Academy — it’s an all-in passion for positive change. Over the past three weeks, middle school students have pondered, identified and formed plans to solve world problems in their weekly Discovery Labs.

The question being asked: How do we springboard from our school’s local community outreach to make an impact on larger global struggles?

Boom Gala Goes Industrial

January 28, 2017 - Salisbury Academy’s upcoming Bloom Gala on March 18 brings local history to life through its electrifying theme and location: Bloom Industrial, set in the N.C. Transportation Museum’s newly refurbished Back Shop.

Salisbury Academy Serves as Pilot Group to LandTrust's Leopold Scholar Program

January 23, 2017 - The first Leopold Society event occurred on Jan. 17, when 22 Salisbury Academy students in seventh grade were introduced to the Kerr 2 Property — a 19.2-acre tract of land in Rowan County. In 2015, this LandTrust property was converted into an American chestnut restoration site in partnership with The American Chestnut Foundation. 

“This project is a beautiful partnership that will ensure our students develop a love for nature and a true understanding of the impacts of conservation efforts, so that they can continue on as adults saving and protecting the spaces they love,” SA science teacher Alexandra Shadroui said.

Basketball Without Boundaries: JLT Fieldhouse program takes flight at Salisbury Academy

January 12, 2017 - Connecting with and mentoring the younger generations has always come naturally to Antwaun Thompson. It’s simply who he is. Having witnessed years ago a lack of mentorship in today’s society, Antwaun discovered that basketball — his greatest passion — was an inspirational avenue through which he could help children better themselves.

Salisbury Academy Brings Cheer to Trinity Living Center

December 22, 2016 - For one of the participants at Trinity Living Center’s adult day services program, it’s hard to remember much about a typical day due to the advancement of her Alzheimer’s disease. But when Salisbury Academy’s first-graders come for their monthly book buddies visit, she can recount her day to her husband with enthusiasm.

Salisbury Academy Awards Broyhill Scholarships

December 15, 2016 - As part of its strategic mission to develop leaders and stewards of the community, Salisbury Academy, through its Broyhill Leadership Scholarship program, provided scholarships for nine students from Rowan-Salisbury high schools to attend this year’s five-day Broyhill Leadership Conference.

SA Students Review the Norvell Theatre's "Elf"

December 8, 2016 - “I thought ‘Elf’ was great. All the actors were awesome. I loved the play so much. I could watch it a million times and it still wouldn't be boring.” —Ruby W.

“What I loved about the play was the songs, and how all the actors and actresses tried their hardest to really express the characters they were playing.” —Grace Spieler

Arc of Rowan: SA Students Decorate "A Noteworthy Christmas" Tree

December 2, 2016 - ... The fifth grade class from Salisbury Academy came up with this year’s “Noteworthy Christmas” tree theme. Each year the class has the responsibility of creating a theme. The students voted on the theme, which parent volunteer Paula Mead believes was inspired by William “Dr. Rob” Robertson, a music teacher at the school.

Celebrating like it's 1621: SA Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016 - Embracing the many historical and cultural elements of Thanksgiving, Salisbury Academy’s first- and third-graders come together each year as pilgrims and Native Americans to re-enact the first Thanksgiving.


Music Educator Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

November 12, 2016 -  It was in the midst of a turmoil-filled election that Salisbury Academy took a quiet moment to present former educator and piano-player extraordinaire “Dr. Rob” Robertson with the state’s highest honor. Head of School Beverly Fowler presented Robertson with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the school’s weekly chapel service on Nov. 3.

Salisbury Academy Students Find their Walden Pond

November 11, 2016 - Finding quiet places for students to be one with nature and reflect on connections with the natural world can be difficult in today’s fast-paced world. At a recent poetry of nature course, Salisbury Academy’s eighth grade class did just this. In many ways, students found their “Walden Pond” through the experience, or a place where poetry and connection with inner feelings join with writing practice and literary reflection.

Community Pumpkin Painting at Salisbury Academy

November 3, 2016 - Salisbury Academy and Footprints in the Community joined together for a day of camaraderie and artistic fun at a pumpkin painting event last weekend. Held at Salisbury Academy, the family gathering offered an opportunity for relationship building as well as community inclusion for children with special needs, a cornerstone of the Footprints organization’s mission.

Wading in the Unknown: How teachers are approaching the 2016 election

October 30, 2016 - Salisbury Academy's "Rock the Vote" middle school exploratory was featured in an article by The Salisbury Post outlining how elections and the electoral process are being taught in Rowan County schools. 

Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Salisbury Academy inspires environmental awareness

October 20, 2016 - The air was crisp and pumpkins turned into works of art on Friday night as the larger community joined Salisbury Academy in a fall celebration and “Wild and Scenic Film Festival.” Children decorated and bowled with pumpkins along with other fun fall crafts and games as adults chatted and waited for the series of adventure films to begin.

Salisbury Academy Students Discuss Alabama Pipeline Leak

October 6, 2016 - Seated outdoors at a large picnic table in an open forum classroom arrangement, Salisbury Academy eighth-graders shared ideas, facts and interpretations last week on an environmental disaster largely overshadowed by other recent breaking news: the Alabama gasoline pipeline leak.

Salisbury Academy Celebrates See You at the Pole

September 29, 2016 - A foggy morning was brightened with song and prayer at Salisbury Academy’s “See You at the Pole” gathering early Wednesday. Held annually on the fourth Wednesday of September, the student-led rally brings millions of students together in prayer across the globe.

Footprints Camps Revived by Bloom Enchanted Funds

August 18, 2016 - One evening of fundraising and compassion can go a very long way. At a time when Footprints in the Community - an organization which promotes community inclusion for children with special needs - was ready to reduce their summer camp programming due to funding issues, a portion of the money raised at Salisbury Academy's Bloom Enchanted gala brought the programs back to life. 

Back to School 2016: Salisbury Academy has New Talent, Green Initiatives, and Environmental Programming

August 12, 2016 - Salisbury Academy begins another school year with a continued commitment to engaging minds and building futures. Recent programming and faculty and staff additions complement the school’s learning environment and will further prepare students to enter their future world as leaders.

Salisbury Academy Welcomes New Staff, Board Members

August 11, 2016 - This year, Salisbury Academy welcomes two new staff members to its family, as well as three new members to its board of trustees: Staff members Jane Current and Hannah Lewis, and board of trustees members Madison Currin, Mark Robertson, and Traci Williams. 

Salisbury Academy Alumni Graduate from Area High Schools, Plan for Future

June 30, 2016 - Twenty-one Salisbury Academy alumni graduated from area high school programs. Salisbury Academy has more than 285 alumni who have graduated since the first graduating class of 1998. “Each year, as our alumni graduate from high school, it is wonderful to learn about their accomplishments and the exciting experiences ahead of them,” said Head of School Beverly Fowler.

Salisbury Academy earns NC Green Schools Award

June 30, 2016 - Salisbury Academy recently received the N.C. Green School of Promise Award from the N.C. Green Schools Program, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Salisbury Academy to Launch Phase One of their Outdoor Space of the Future

May 26, 2016 -The need for student engagement with the natural world has never been greater. With an increase in the use of technology by children and physical activity often taking a back seat to more sedentary play and learning, a chasm has emerged between children and nature.

Catawba College Sends Student Ambassadors to Salisbury Academy

May 12, 2016 - The Icelandic national anthem played in Salisbury Academy’s second grade as grinning Catawba College international students Malen Eiriksdottir and Gudny Jonsdottir entered the room. “We’ll tell you about our country, Iceland,” said Malen, a Catawba freshman and communications major. “It’s very beautiful and we’re very proud of it.”

Bingo Night and the Butterfly Effect: SA and Oak Park Leap into Giving

April 28, 2016 - You could almost feel the butterfly flapping its wings when Karen Leonard, activity coordinator for Oak Park Retirement, called Salisbury Academy teacher Katie Skalka. Would Salisbury Academy be interested in taking part in the butterfly effect — a social movement proving that a small act of kindness can be a catalyst for great positive change — Leonard asked over the phone.

SA Students Review the Norvell Theatre's Production of "The Taming of the Shrew"

February 18, 2016 - This week eighth graders at Salisbury Academy went to see the Norvell’s production of the ‘Taming of the Shrew.’ After the show, each student wrote a review of the play. "'The Taming of the shrew’ was a very entertaining play that put a twist on classic Shakespeare literature. The actors and props were amazing!” - Virginia R.

SA Students Witness the Life Cycle of Water

February 11, 2016 - When Salisbury Academy’s eighth-graders stepped off the field trip bus at the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Town Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, they knew they were in for an adventure. “This is a culminating event for you in terms of environmental studies,” said Salisbury Academy science teacher Katie Skalka to her students as they filed off the bus. “We’ve learned about water resources and recycling, we’ve formed our school green team, and this visit builds on everything we’ve been learning since sixth grade.”