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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.

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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.: 16%
Students by Grade Tilton 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$64,975
Tuition Notes$37,375 day
Admissions DirectorKate Saunders
Admissions AssociateCandace Landroche
Endowment Size$16 million

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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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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