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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,875
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling

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Tower School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
contact our Admission Director for a personal conversation.
Year Founded
1912

Student Body

Total Students
243 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Tower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Neat, no jeans)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK 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
41%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$15,000
Admissions Director
Reagan Kenwell, Admission
Admissions Associate
Mary Dailey, Dir of Enrollment

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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

  • 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.
  • TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION 
  • 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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 243 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,875
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Sep. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $21,637 for elementary schools and $39,200 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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