Tower School

OUR MISSION We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedcontact our Admission Director for a personal conversation.
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students243 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Tower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Neat, no jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,875
Tuition NotesPK Half-Day: $19000 PK Full Day: $24000 K-5: $31875 6-8: $35,875 Tuition includes all of the following:Chromebooks for every student in grades 3-8; access to computer labs, 3D printers, 3D laser printer; all books, school supplies and curriculum materials; field trips and overnight trips; athletics participation and athletic uniforms; drama participation; school bus transportation from Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott and Salem; morning snack; yearbook each yearTuition Assistance and Scholarships are available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Admissions DirectorReagan Kenwell, Admission
Admissions AssociateMary Dailey, Dir of Enrollment


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Coding Club, Environmental Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Drama Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bike Club, Golf Club, Outdoor Adventure Club

School Notes

  • We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.
  • We hire well. We attract teachers whose commitment to academic excellence and professional development promotes both critical and creative thinking.
  • We establish a sense of belonging. We nurture important, collaborative-learning relationships.Our students and parents are known; their voices and contributions are vital.
  • We initiate opportunities to excel. We provide opportunities for students to identify themselves as innovators, leaders, contributors, artists and athletes.
  • We engage and motivate students. Our hands-on curriculum reinforces classroom learning, elevates critical thinking ability and promotes academic achievement.
  • We embrace childhood. Our students excel within a curriculum that balances classroom achievement with intentional time for play, imagination and physical activity.
  • We inspire advocacy. We encourage students to advocate for themselves and others, to contribute their skills in support of causes about which they are passionate and to pursue sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
  • We emphasize creativity. We promote personal expression through vibrant visual arts, music, woodworking, performing arts and our immersive approach across the curriculum.
  • We prepare students for future success. Tower graduates are articulate, kind, confident, self-motivated learners who possess the skills for academic and personal achievement in secondary school and in life.
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