Tabor Academy

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: 508-291-8300
66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738
  • 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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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars   6/16/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars   6/16/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   7/17/2017
    UC Berkeley
    The location on the water is one of the most unique and special parts of Tabor Academy. It enables students to swim in the spring, sail, row crew, and delve into marine science in a. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   7/17/2017
    Bucknell University
    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. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   3/19/2015
    Washington and Lee University
    The location on the Marion waterfront is definitely Tabor's most distinct and unique feature. For any students interested in marine biology, nautical science, or a related field, Tabor offers great courses that take advantage of. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Tabor AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18761910
Campus Size88 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment522 students300 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4016
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$44 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,990$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,000$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT67%-
Acceptance Rate
38%
57%
Director of AdmissionsBarbara Krein

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4016
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Admission Tour Guides, Astronomy Club, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Community Service Board, Dorm Prefects, Environmental Awareness (EA@TA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), I Am That Girl, Instrumental, International Student Club, MakerLab, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, Outing Club, Oyster Farm Club, S.S.V. Tabor Boy Crew (sail training), Special Olympics of MA, Stage Crew, Student Activities Committee, Student Newspaper, Tabor Academy Photo Pool, Tabor Academy Student Council (TASC),

College Matriculation

Year: 2004 - 200910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University26
Hobart and William Smith College23
The George Washington University17
University of Vermont17
Boston College13
Brown University13
College of Charleston13
Tufts University13
University of Colorado Boulder13
New York University12
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 40 AP, Honors, Advanced, or Post-AP. Located on the picturesque shore of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's stunning oceanfront campus is home to 522 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.
  • 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
  • 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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