Tabor Academy

66 Front Street,
Marion, MA 02738
Tel: (508)291-8300
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 496 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 and 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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2013 School Data
Tabor Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1876 1907
Campus Size 85 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 496 students 300 students
% Students of Color 7% 18%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 71% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Monthly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 21 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 64% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $36 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,375 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,815 $26,280
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $33,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 67% -
Acceptance Rate 43% 57%
Director of Admissions Andrew L. McCain  
Associate Director of Admissions Eric C. Long  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 21 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Chemistry
Economics English Language
English Literature Environmental Science
European History French Language
French Literature German Language
Latin Literature Physics B
Physics C Spanish Language
Spanish Literature Statistics
US History World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

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
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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. In 2008, 90% of that class were admitted to one of their top three colleges, and 74% were admitted to their first choice. 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. New additions to our stunning campus include the Marine Science Center which opened in 2005 and the LEED Gold Certified Math & Science Center which opened in Sept. 2007. All new students are invited to Summer Orientation-at-Sea onboard our 92-foot schooner, the S.S.V. Tabor Boy.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Paul Fireman - Founder and President of Reebok
    • John Fish - President of Suffolk Construction Company
    • George Graboys - CEO, Citizens Bank
    • Robert I. Dodge III - senior official at US Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Lewis Lipsitt - Professor at Brown University, expert on childhood development and psychology
    • Thomas Graboys - Harvard professor, author
    • Bruce Sundlun - Governor of Rhode Island, 1991 to 1995
    • Kevin White - mayor of Boston from 1968 to 1984
    • Travis Roy - Author

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