Tilton School

Tilton School Photo #1 - Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates. Tilton's student body of 250 consists of day students and boarding students from 20 states and 17 countries. Although the Tilton Experience is different for every student, it challenges all students to try new things, learn new skills, and try new things.
Tilton School Photo #2 - Beyond the academic requirement in art, all Tilton students have opportunities to gain significant experience in creative and cultural arts.
Tilton School Photo #3 - Tilton School challenges students to embrace and navigate a world marked by diversity and change. Through the quality of human relationships, the Tilton School community cultivates in its students the curiosity, the skills, the knowledge and understanding, the character and the integrity requisite for the passionate pursuit of lifelong personal success and service.
Tilton School Photo #4 - At Tilton School, our philosophy is simple. Young people have within them the potential to learn, to lead, and to change the world. Our faculty cares about each student and helps him or her to navigate the demands of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
Tilton School Photo #5 - At Tilton, we believe in an integrated teaching approach that is both cross-discipline and grade-specific. The Grade Level Programs bring teams of teachers together with students to solve problems, think deeply and work together to navigate their world with character and vision.
Tilton School Photo #6 - All Tilton School students take advantage of small class sizes and additional support provided by faculty members. The Center for Academic Achievement offers tutorial instruction and support that goes beyond the extra help available in the regular academic program.
Tilton School Photo #7 - Boarding students are provided with a single or double occupancy room. Students are grouped by gender and grade level. A designated Tilton School faculty member is on duty in every dormitory each night and again throughout the weekend.
Tilton School Photo #8 - Tilton School students, faculty and dormitory proctors work together to create a residential community designed to be supportive, productive and safe. Our residential environments foster an educational tone, stressing the importance of personal integrity, responsibility and commitment to the community.
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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,925
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
250 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Tilton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Classroom Dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$58,925 5-day boarding, $38,500 day
Admissions Director
Kate Saunders
Admissions Associate
Candace Landroche
Endowment Size
$16 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Community Service, Dorm Proctors, Entrepreneurship Club, Health and Wellness, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Peer Counselors, Peer Tutoring, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Sustainability Club, TA Program, World Community Partners, Yearbook

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Hockey, Recreational Skiing & Snowboarding, Strength and Conditioning

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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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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,925
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $11,017 for elementary schools and $27,940 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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