The Tome School

  • The Tome School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1889 by Port Deposit philanthropist Jacob Tome.
  • The school's curriculum provides a broad liberal arts education for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade in an environment emphasizing academic success, high standards of personal behavior, and full participation in school life.
  • For a student to be successful at Tome, parents must hold similar expectations and standards.
  • The curriculum differs in important respects, and in rigor, from that of typical American elementary and secondary education.
  • Tome is organized into three divisions: the Lower School, comprised of Kindergarten and the first four grades, the Middle School, grades five through eight, and the Upper School with grades nine through twelve.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students423 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Tome School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesWe do not offer AP Courses but many of our students take AP Exams. Pass rate average is about 85%
Average SAT score1270
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,400
Admissions DirectorChristine Szymanski
Admissions AssociatePriscilla Joyce

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Engineering, Envirothon, FCA, Girls on the Run, Key Club, Lego League, Newspaper, NHS, Quiz Bowl, Stage Crew, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Orchestra

School Notes

  • The Tome School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1889 by Port Deposit philanthropist Jacob Tome. The school's curriculum provides a broad liberal arts education for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade in an environment emphasizing academic success, high standards of personal behavior, and full participation in school life. For a student to be successful at Tome, parents must hold similar expectations and standards. The curriculum differs in important respects, and in rigor, from that of typical American elementary and secondary education. Tome is organized into three divisions: the Lower School, comprised of Kindergarten and the first four grades, the Middle School, grades five through eight, and the Upper School with grades nine through twelve.

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