Tilton School - Review #1

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Tilton School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Co-Captain Field Hockey team, Acapella group, Debate team, Theater, Softball, Tennis, National Honor Society, Dorm Proctor (RA)
College Enrolled:
The College of Wooster
Home Town, State:
Milton, MA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Despite being able to boast an exquisite New England campus environment, Tilton school offers a setting equipped with a dedicated faculty and staff that services the needs of every kind of student. Unique to Tilton is a balanced "plus five" education which encourages students to participate in different areas of the arts be it through a debate team or acapella group, in addition to varsity sports.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
A taste of independence and being able to further explore my interests.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have been more out going at first; it took some time to adjust living away from home.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Through attending Tilton I was able to learn a lot about myself as a student and was able to find the perfect college. Most importantly Tilton can prepare you for life beyond high school, and does not fail to provide wonderful memories in it's wake.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
If you choose Tilton, work hard for yourself and for the faculty. In the end it is you that will leave Tilton with exactly what you are willing to put into it. Have no regrets.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the challenge of Tilton'sacademics and the support of the faculty. The student to faculty ratio encourages smaller class sizes and creates a strong relationship between students and teachers. The classes allow for an atmosphere that is nurturing yet competitive and conducive for students with a desire to enter a top private institution for college study.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved traveling to other New England prep schools and bonding with my teammates on long bus rides. My favorite memory is contributing to a successful field hockey season. Tilton is well known for it's Ice Hockey team, it is well respected throughout the lakes region and definitely a program to look into and try if you are unfamiliar with the sport. Tilton offers hockey for both girls and boys.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the theater department at Tilton and participated in every play and musical that was offered in the fall, winter and spring. Winter season is when the musical is performed from typical musicals such as "Grease" or the not so typical "A MidSummer Nights Dream" The theater program has a lot to offer students in every aspect from set design to acting to singing. The theater program and music program were both strong while I attended Tilton. However, the music program does not offer orchestra.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the wide range of activities offered. Most any program that you could be interested in is already offered at Tilton, and if you find it isn't, you may create your own independent study.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked being able to have my own room. The rooms are large and the dorm experience is great for college preparation. Room selection process goes by class year. Its is easier to have a single as an upper classman, most new students are placed with a roommate


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Formal dining happens twice a week for formal sit down meals with faculty, students are to be wearing proper attire, men wear jackets, ladies wear skirts or nicer pants. Mostly informal dining. 3 meals a day are offered, the food quality and choices are diverse.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town of Tilton is charming. Most students tend to stay on campus.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
With every boarding school experience it is difficult to say what this question is meant to address. There are certainly cliques at any school, and if you are attending a boarding school with a considerable tuition, you may encounter students who have lead very different lifestyles and come from all financial backgrounds. Tilton works hard to integrate its students and make everyone feel welcome.

Daily Schedule:

1:00 AM
First Class -Biology
1:00 AM
Second Class-Art
1:00 AM
Third Class (free period)
1:00 AM
Fourth Class-English
1:00 AM
1:00 PM
Fifth Class-Algebra
2:00 PM
Sixth Class-History
3:00 PM
4:00 AM
Sports- activity
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
First class or free period
9:00 AM
Second class (AP Biology)
10:00 AM
Third class (AP ART)
11:00 AM
Fourth class (AP English)
12:00 AM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Return to campus for dinner
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,925
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update