Tabor Academy

Tabor Academy Photo #1 - Situated on the shores of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's 88-acre campus includes direct and immediate access to the water allowing for place-based learning like no other.
Tabor Academy Photo #1 - Situated on the shores of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's 88-acre campus includes direct and immediate access to the water allowing for place-based learning like no other.
Tabor Academy Photo #2 - Place-based learning at its best. When you're the School by the Sea, naturally, your learning takes place, well, seaside. From marine biology to English reflections, teachers and students take full advantage of the environment in which we live in order to enhance the way we learn.
Tabor Academy Photo #3 - Tabor has 4 docks and over 100 "things that float" including a 92-foot double masted schooner that serves as a research vessel, sail boats, crew shells, and more.
Tabor Academy Photo #4 - The Stroud Academic Center is home to our humanities classrooms, administration offices, College Counseling, and several meeting spaces.
Tabor Academy Photo #5 - Head Coach Jeff Moore is taking over the Seawolves, bringing his HS and College coaching experience to the School by the Sea.
Tabor Academy Photo #6 - Tabor offers boys and girls ice hockey, with numerous players going on to play at the collegiate level. Colleen Coyne, Olympic Gold Medalist in women's ice hockey, is among Tabor's elite graduates.
Tabor Academy Photo #7 - Tabor is home to numerous indoor squash courts, and has elite players that have taken home top titles, including Seawolf Juan Torres Lara `24 who became the USJO U19 Champion in December 2022.
Tabor Academy Photo #8 - The School by the Sea is, of course, known for its sailing program, which now competes in both fall and spring seasons. Our new head coach, Andy Cornah, comes to us from the UK where he has made a name for himself earning numerous accolades and working with the British Olympic team.
Tabor Academy Photo #9 - From hydroponics and greenhouses to community service gardening, the hands-on learning and community life at Tabor is wide-ranging and enriching.
Tabor Academy Photo #10 - Science is more than just your typically biology and chemistry at Tabor. With a Marine and Nautical Science Center built over the water, a 92-foot schooner that serves as a floating research vessel, an Oyster Farm, a Wet Lab, an Observatory, and the shores of the Sippican Harbor lining our campus, the learning opportunities are endless and exceptional.
Tabor Academy is a coeducational boarding and day school serving grades 9-12.
Known as the School by the Sea, its location right on the Sippican Harbor provides unique place-based learning opportunities that no other school can, including marine and nautical sciences, waterfront living, and sports only accessible to waterfront schools. Tabor`s waterfront location is a great connector to culture, history, and the future and provides context to interdisciplinary studies.
Your child`s second home here will be a quintessential resource for a remarkable education. Through relevant, hands-on, place-based learning and living, and studies from hydroponics to history, biology to literature, and sailing to ceramics, Tabor students learn "the what," but we also internalize "the why." Tabor students know we are participants in a world bigger than ourselves that requires diversity of thought and innovative solutions.
Our graduates see big possibilities and are ready to move on to greater adventures in life, inspired to have a positive impact on our world.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $74,400
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Tabor Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
531 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Tabor Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Engineering: Marine Engineering, Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, English: Courage & Conviction in Lit (Honors), English: Multi-Genre Literature (Adv. Topics), English: Rhetoric & Composition (Adv. Topics), History: Comparative Government (Adv. Topics), History: Macroeconomics (Adv. Topics), History: United States Government (Adv. Topics), History: US History (Adv. Topics), History: World History (Adv. Topics), Languages: Chinese 2 (Honors), Languages: Chinese 3 (Honors), Languages: Chinese Language & Culture (Adv. Topics), Languages: French 2 (Honors), Languages: French 3 (Honors), Languages: French Language & Culture (Adv. Topics), Languages: French Literature & Film (Adv. Topics), Languages: Latin (Adv. Topics), Languages: Latin 2 (Honors), Languages: Latin 3 (Honors), Languages: Latin Seminar (Adv. Topics), Languages: Spanish 2 (Honors), Languages: Spanish 3 (Honors), Languages: Spanish Language & Culture (Adv. Topics), Languages: Spanish Literature/Arts/Music/Film (Adv. Topics), Math/Comp Sci: Algebra 2 (Honors), Math/Comp Sci: Computer Science (Adv. Topics), Math/Comp Sci: Precalculus (Honors), Music: Madrigal Singers (Adv. Topics), Music: String Ensemble (Adv. Topics), Music: Wind Ensemble (Adv. Topics), Performing Arts: Advanced Acting & Directing, Science: Biology (Adv. Topics), Science: Calculus-Based Physics (Adv. Topics), Science: Chemistry (Adv. Topics), Science: Environmental Science (Adv. Topics), Science: Marine Science (Adv. Topics), Science: Nautical Science (Adv.), Visual: Ceramics (Adv. Topics), Visual: Photography (Adv. Topics), Visual: Studio Art (Adv. Topics)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tabor has 2 levels of dress: academic dress and formal dress

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding $74,400 Day $56,100
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs vary by program. Visit us online at to learn more.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Eric Long
Admissions Associate
Andrew McCain
Endowment Size
$63 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
33 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Tour, Astronomy Club, Black Student Union, Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Chess Club, Community Service, Environmental Awareness (EA@TA), GAINS (Girls Advancing in Science), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Hiking Club, Honor Society, Jewish Student Union, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model UN, Mountain Biking Club, Newspaper, Oyster Farm club, Peer Listening, Proctors, Rock Climbing Club, Speech/Debate, Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Chorus, Drama, Jazz Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Intramural Hockey, Seawolf Cycling (Mountain Biking)

School Notes

Welcome to our School by the Sea. Here on the shores of the Sippican Harbor, you'll find a robust academic program with the heart of small school. Students receive personalized attention through small classes, an advising program, and our 7:1 Student/Teacher ratio. Tabor offers 48 Honors, Advanced Topics (Tabor's own verion of AP courses), and post AP courses, as well as the Naval Honor Certification Program and independent study opportunities.Tabor graduates often matriculate to the most competitive colleges in the country.
  • Tabor enrolls students demonstrating strong academic ability, who are motivated to succeed and demonstrate sound character. We care about our school and value emotional stability, prioritize balance in every student's life, and provide ample support.
  • At Tabor, your child will excel at whatever challenge is ahead because our team of talented faculty and staff inspires our students, athletes, and artists to bring out the best in themselves and each other.Working in synergy to engage each individual, our faculty, staff, and coaches sharpen students` intellectual inquisitiveness, athletic aptitude, and creative communication.As a result, Tabor students engage at a higher level than they thought possible, and graduates are more than prepared for the rigor required ahead.
  • Here at the School by the Sea,students thrive with appropriate support as they learn how to embrace challenges and prioritize balance. The care and attention your child will receive at Tabor will move you.Because Tabor uses both developmental expertise and a commitment to social-emotional well-being, each student benefits from relationships with many encouraging adults working in unison on their behalf.Balance practiced here further develops young adults who advocate for what`s important and work hard toward what they want out of life, while being comfortable with who they are.
  • Well-rounded students engage with existing interests while exploring new ones together, which creates a reinforcing ripple effect that drives students to further deepen and broaden their knowledge.Through collaboration and challenge, your child will confidently connect with what interests them, contributing to our well-rounded community.Tabor students enthusiastically pursue what they love and are ready to achieve great success in lives filled with opportunity.
  • You can't deny that we have a gorgeous waterfront campus, however, we are so much more than just a pretty view.Located on the picturesque shore of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's stunning 88-acre oceanfront campus is home to more than 530 students from around the globe. Small dormitories, which average 18 students, provides an exceptional residential program and cultivates a strong sense of community. Our newest building, the Travis Roy Campus Center, opened in March 2023 and provides a Student Union that is flooded with natural light, and filled with spaces for study, meetings, relaxing, and fun. The TRCC is also home to our new Cafe, Student Life Offices (including the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging), as well as our Library, ASSIST Academic Support Center, and our newly endowed Tabor Archives, which has both a space upstairs for display and meetings, as well as a top notch storage facility in the basement of the building.
  • Outside the classroom, Tabor offers a wide range of after school activities that include major drama productions, fifty interscholastic teams, (twenty-three of which compete at the varsity level) seven singing and four instrumental groups. Tabor is a member of the ISL (Independent School League) and holds numerous accolades ranging from Sportsmanship Awards, Individual Records and Championship Titles, and Team Titles.
  • Tabor enrolls students demonstrating academic ability, strong motivation, sound character, emotional stability, and a willingness to participate fully in the school community. Tabor is founded on the belief that a healthy school community finds common ground while embracing differences and, therefore, accepts a racially, ethnically, religiously, economically, and internationally diverse student body. Tabor students are expected to respect one another and to care for their school.
  • Ready to learn more about Tabor and experience life at the School by the Sea yourself? Schedule your visit today.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tabor Academy cost?
Tabor Academy's tuition is approximately $74,400 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Tabor Academy?
The acceptance rate of Tabor Academy is 38%, which is lower than the national average of 70%. Tabor Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Does Tabor Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Tabor Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Tabor Academy offer?
Tabor Academy offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Tabor Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Tabor Academy's ranking?
Tabor Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Tabor Academy?
The application deadline for Tabor Academy is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $74,400
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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