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

Student Body

Total Students470 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Tome School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
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%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,950
Admissions DirectorChristine Szymanski
Admissions AssociateKate Young

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

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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