Tilton School

  • Founded in 1845, Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates.
  • We have 250 students consisting of day and boarding from 20 states and 17 countries.
  • With a small student body and dedicated staff, we are focused on helping every student realize the power of his or her own potential.
  • We believe that students who are able to effectively communicate, collaborate, think critically and creatively, and engage with mindfulness and compassion are better prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world. To do this, Tilton School provides students with a uniquely customized learning process that uses authentic assessments of skills, interests, and learning style preferences to help them create their own Personalized Guided Program of Study for their journey at Tilton.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to Moderate Learning Disabilities
Year Founded1845

Student Body

Total Students250 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeTilton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus (BC), AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History
Average SAT score1160
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Classroom Dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,700
Admissions DirectorCandace Landroche
Admissions AssociateSharon Trudel

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
CyclingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Mountain BikingSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service

Arts and Music Programs:
Studio Arts, Theater Productions, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Hockey, Recreational Skiing & Snowboarding

School Notes

  • Tilton is a school where you will be challenged; a school where you will be encouraged to seek, find and explore your passions; a school that will push you to attain and surpass your goals.  Most importantly, Tilton is a school where you will have an amazing journey discovering your own Power of Potential.

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School Reviews

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Tilton made all the difference in my life. My public high school was a good school and I was doing okay academically, but I knew I was missing something. After searching for the "right fit" boarding school, Tilton was the place that felt like home to me from the moment I set foot on campus. And I was not disappointed. Tilton's teachers are inspiring and caring. They get to know you, not just as a student, but as a whole person. I can honestly say that going to Tilton was the best decision I have ever made! I was well prepared for college and for life. I wish everyone could experience a place as wonderful as Tilton School!
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