Tabor Academy

  • Tabor Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school.
  • Tabor enrolls students demonstrating academic ability, strong motivation, sound character, emotional stability, and a willingness to participate fully in the school community.
  • Tabor's academic, artistic, athletic, and community programs provide distinctive opportunities for students to achieve genuine understanding and significant skills and to identify and pursue personal goals.
  • As the "school by the sea," Tabor sustains a unique maritime heritage that embodies, in all its programs, the qualities a seagoing life requires: thoughtful preparation for and awareness of the wider world, perseverance, courage, good humor, a sense of direction, and humility.
  • The mission of Tabor Academy is to inspire a life-long love of learning, to instill a passion for the highest standards of achievement, to encourage personal responsibility, and to foster care for others and committed citizenship.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1876

Student Body

Total Students531 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Tabor Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses44 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, French Literature, German Language, Latin Literature, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Tuition NotesBoarding 67,100 Day 49,600
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant$44,000
Acceptance Rate
38%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorEric Long
Admissions AssociateRJ Swift
Endowment Size$51 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Admissions Tour, Astronomy Club, Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Chorus, Community Service, Dance, Drama, Environmental Awareness (EA@TA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Honor Society, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Peer Listening, Proctors, Speech/Debate, Student Activities Committee, Student Council

Club or Organization:
Oyster Farm club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Hockey

School Notes

  • A big school program with a small school's humanity, Tabor Academy offers a rigorous academic program that includes 44 Honors, Advanced Topics, AP and post AP courses. Located on the picturesque shore of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's stunning oceanfront campus is home to 500 plus students from across the globe. Small dormitories, which average 18 students, provides an exceptional residential program and cultivates a strong sense of community. Tabor graduates often matriculate to the most competitive colleges in the country. Outside the classroom, Tabor offers a wide range of after school activities that include four major drama productions, fifty interscholastic teams, (twenty-three of which compete at the varsity level) seven singing and four instrumental groups. Tabor Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school located in Marion, Massachusetts. 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.Tabor's academic, artistic, athletic, and community programs provide distinctive opportunities for students to achieve genuine understanding and significant skills and to identify and pursue personal goals. As the "school by the sea," Tabor sustains a unique maritime heritage that embodies, in all its programs, the qualities a seagoing life requires: thoughtful preparation for and awareness of the wider world, perseverance, courage, good humor, a sense of direction, and humility.Tabor's faculty commit themselves to balancing high demands with genuine affection for their students and to fostering relationships founded on the compassion, personal integrity, and trust that anchor Tabor's community.
  • The core values of our mission statement guide intellectual life at Tabor. 
  • To inspire a life-long love of learning
  • To instill a passion for the highest standards of achievement
  • To encourage personal responsibility
  • To foster care for others and committed citizenship

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