New year, healthy mindset! Seventh grade students are taking a thoughtful approach to kicking off a fresh new year in their SEL (Social Emotional Learning) class where they're reflecting on their goals, impacts, motivations, opportunities for growth, and how to be the best versions of themselves.

Admission News and Notes: January 2024

Happy New Year from Salisbury Academy

2024 is off to a fantastic start at SA! Admissions excitement for 2024-25 is already building. Applications are live online, and our first-round application deadline is approaching on January 15.

This News and Notes contains several important updates on tuition affordability through expansion of the Opportunity Scholarship as well as an upcoming Lower School Open House Friday, January 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. See below for details!

Schedule a tour or contact me via email to learn more about our dynamic school community. Click here for information on tuition affordability. I look forward to hearing from you!

Allison Doby, Director of Admission

Opportunity Scholarship: Join us tonight via Zoom

Every NC family qualifies for the Opportunity Scholarship.

Find out how!

Join us tonight, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 960 4160 3552

Join a PEFNC representative this evening at 7 p.m. for an informational meeting about the NCSEAA's Opportunity Scholarship and its expansion of eligibility requirements for 2024-25.  Learn more about the Opportunity Scholarship

About the Opportunity Scholarship

Did you know that the NCSEAA Opportunity Scholarship helps families significantly reduce their school tuition costs? Eligibility requirements of the NCSEAA's Opportunity Scholarship for students in grades K-12 have been expanded, and Salisbury Academy will be participating in the 2024-25 year. Every family in NC, regardless of income, is eligible to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship. The application period for 2024 is Feb. 1 - Mar. 1. Families are encouraged to create an account in the NCSEAA's portal before Feb. 1 to make the 10-minute application process as smooth as possible. The more families who apply, the more funds that will become available! Learn more at

With questions on the Opportunity Scholarship, please contact Director of Admission Allison Doby.

Lower School Open House on Friday, Jan. 19

Join us for a

Lower School Open House

for grades 1-4

Friday, Jan. 19

8:30-10 a.m. at SA

RSVP to Allison Doby at

Learning Highlights

College Prep in the SA Upper School

Preparing SA's Upper School students for college and providing personalized college prep support is an integral part of the SA Upper School experience! SA’s Allison Doby attended the Duke College Counseling Workshop recently to learn the latest best practices in college counseling and expand her toolset for supporting SA students, and Upper School students visited several college campuses and have been visited by 12 colleges from various regions of the country so far this year.

Play and Learning in the Outdoors

Play and learning are one in the same in SA’s junior kindergarten! Yesterday students took their handwriting lesson outdoors and enjoyed activity in the fresh air and sunshine.

Sixth Grade Experiential Application of Math

Experiential learning applies to all subjects at SA! What does this look like in math class? In the sixth grade, students are wrapping up their unit on proportions and percentages by applying their knowledge to shopping. Students worked together to create a store featuring items that were marked at various discounts. For each transaction, customers and the shop workers calculated what the final price of an item would be after subtracting the discount and adding tax.

Lower School Artistic Exploration

Artistic exploration in first and second grades at SA recently brought students' original characters inspired by the book The Day the Crayons Quit to life through line art and color skills! Also recently, students have unraveled the mystery of drawing 3-dimensional shapes.

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