Tabor Academy

66 Front Street
Marion, MA 02738
Tel: (508)291-8300
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 514 students
Tabor offers a thoughtful and rigorous academic program that provides a solid foundation for study at competitive colleges.
For a school of our size, the curriculum contains an especially broad spectrum of courses, from introductory levels to honors, AP, and post-AP courses to highly sophisticated opportunities for independent work, in the traditional liberal arts fields such as the humanities, math, and the sciences, as well as more unusual offerings for a secondary school in areas such as Greek, marine science, and stage and lighting design.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Tabor Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1876 1910
Campus Size 85 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 514 students 300 students
% Students of Color 8% 20%
% International Students 18% 20%
% Students Boarding 70% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $44 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,510 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,780 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 34% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 67% -
Acceptance Rate 35% 56%
Director of AdmissionsAndrew L. McCain

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese AP Language and Culture, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Latin AP, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, US History, World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 30 24
ExtracurricularsA Cappella Groups, Admissions Tour Guides, Art, Astronomy Club, Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Ceramics, Community Service Program, Dance Club, Dorm Proctors, Drama, Environmental Awareness (EA@TA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Instrumental Groups, International Student Organization, Math Club, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peer Listening, Photography, SADD, Speech and Debate Team, Stage Crew, Student Activities Committee,

College Matriculation

Year: 2004-2009 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 26
Hobart and William Smith College 23
The George Washington University 17
University of Vermont 17
Boston College 13
Brown University 13
College of Charleston 13
Tufts University 13
University of Colorado Boulder 13
New York University 12
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • A big school program with a small school's humanity, Tabor Academy offers a rigorous academic program that includes 21 AP courses, and numerous honors level courses across the curriculum. Located on the picturesque shore of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's stunning oceanfront campus is home to 500 students from across the globe. Small dormitories, which average 18 students, provides an exceptional residential program and cultivates a strong sense of community. Tabor graduates often matriculate to the most competitive colleges in the country. Outside the classroom, Tabor offers a wide range of after school activities that include four major drama productions, fifty interscholastic teams, (twenty-three of which compete at the varsity level) seven singing and four instrumental groups. 

    Tabor Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school located in Marion, Massachusetts. Tabor enrolls students demonstrating academic ability, strong motivation, sound character, emotional stability, and a willingness to participate fully in the school community. Tabor is founded on the belief that a healthy school community finds common ground while embracing differences and, therefore, accepts a racially, ethnically, religiously, economically, and internationally diverse student body. Tabor students are expected to respect one another and to care for their school.

    Tabor's academic, artistic, athletic, and community programs provide distinctive opportunities for students to achieve genuine understanding and significant skills and to identify and pursue personal goals. As the "school by the sea," Tabor sustains a unique maritime heritage that embodies, in all its programs, the qualities a seagoing life requires: thoughtful preparation for and awareness of the wider world, perseverance, courage, good humor, a sense of direction, and humility.Tabor's faculty commit themselves to balancing high demands with genuine affection for their students and to fostering relationships founded on the compassion, personal integrity, and trust that anchor Tabor's community.

    The core values of our mission statement guide intellectual life at Tabor. 
    • To inspire a life-long love of learning
    • To instill a passion for the highest standards of achievement
    • To encourage personal responsibility
    • To foster care for others and committed citizenship
  • School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools, Secondary School Admissions Test Board

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The nearest boarding school is Canadian International Hockey Academy (26 miles away)
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  • 41 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 53 students333 Ocean Road
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