Tabor Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
66 Front Street
Marion, MA 02738
Tel: 508-291-8300
  • 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • 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. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   3/10/2010
    The George Washington University
    It is difficult to overstate the appeal of attending the aptly nicknamed "School by the Sea." Besides the aesthetic appeal of living and learning next to the ocean, the seaside setting offers a host of. . .

  • Class of 2000
    5 Stars   2/9/2004
    Trinity College
    Tabor's setting as the School by the Sea is not only an important part of its history, but also of its current image and experience. The unique opportunities provided by the water setting really set. . .
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Tabor Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1876 1910
Campus Size 88 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 517 students 300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Less than once a month
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
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $44 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,750 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,780 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
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
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 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 30 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Admission Tour Guides, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Ceramics Club, Community Service Club, Dance Club, Dorm Prefects, Drama Club, Environmental Awareness (EA@TA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Instrumental, International Student Club, 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 24 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
  • 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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