Tabor Academy - Review #5

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Tabor Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2011-2015
Sports and Activities:Tennis Field Hockey Squash The Log (Newspaper) (Editor-in-Chief) Proctor Academic Honor Committee Head Tour Guide
College Enrolled:Bucknell University
Home Town, State: Wellesley, MA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
One of the most unique aspects of Tabor is the location, while other schools may be close to the water, Tabor is ON the water. This is a great asset to the school in terms of offering marine biology courses and water sports (sailing, crew). The second aspect that makes Tabor a bit different is our size, the enrollment is around 500 students, which does make it a bit bigger than most boarding schools which hover around 350. This size serves as an asset because it offers a larger range of perspectives.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The independence I gained by attending Tabor has served me exceptionally well in college. I do not think I would have gotten into the college I did, if I had not attended Tabor and I do not think I would have thrived as much as I have without Tabor's foundation.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have tried to focus less on some of the stuff that does not really matter in the long-run, like the dances on the weekends, and rather my classes.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked how many opportunities there were for me to grow and develop. I will also always cherish my relationships with the faculty members.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The Beebe is a great place for when you are sick of the dining hall or just want a chill place to study.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The best way to describe the academics at Tabor is they are what you make of them. Meaning that if you want to take honors or AP courses and really challenge yourself that opportunity is available, if you would prefer to take regular courses you are welcome to do that as well. I took about half honors/AP courses and half regular courses, which meant for me my coursework was challenging, but manageable. The best part is the willingness of your teachers to help you in any way that they can.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I played a couple of sports at Tabor and while I had positive experiences on all the teams, there are certainly teams that the administration and student body emphasizes, like Football, Hockey, Basketball, and Sailing.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I took several Studio Art, Photography, and Ceramics classes, while at Tabor. The facilities are great and the instructors all have very interesting backgrounds. I did not participate in the Music or Theatre programs, but always enjoyed their performances.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There is a plethora of extra-curricular activities, but by being involved with after school activities, whether it was sports or ceramic, student-run clubs typically fell to the wayside. I participated in the Newspaper, which I loved and greatly impacted my experience.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Tabor has vertical housing which makes upperclassmen much more accessible and less scary to first-year girls. As a fourteen year old away from home, it was so helpful to have older girls who would look out for you.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining services are good--they can get a bit monotonous, but every year I hear they are improving. The dining staff is very receptive to feedback.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Marion is a village is the best way to describe the surrounding area. There is one of everything you need so you do not have a ton of choice in your options.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are always a ton of weekend activities that the school does a great job of publicizing, whether it is a trip to Wareham Crossing or Boston, trivia night, or open-mic night. There is always a lot going on and it is hard to be bored!
Read more details about Tabor Academy on their 2020-21 profile page.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Tabor Academy Alumni #1
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Middlebury College
    Tabor Academy's waterfront setting is what makes it so unique. With a strong marine science program and multiple research opportunities, its relation to the water and "school by the sea" motto makes it one of. . .
  • Tabor Academy Alumni #2
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Northeastern University
    Tabor's campus is on the ocean- the School by the Sea! This means two things. One, we get to enjoy a beautiful view- seeing the ocean through the windows, walking across beautiful green grass between. . .
  • Tabor Academy Alumni #3
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    Boston College
    I had an amazing four years boarding at Tabor. What really separates Tabor from any other school is it's location. Being located right on Sippican Harbor allows the students to have so many. . .
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