Tabor Academy

5.00 5 1 (8 reviews)
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  
    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  
    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  
    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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Definition of Terms 
2019 School Data
Tabor AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-125-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18761909
Campus Size88 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment525 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$44 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 31Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT67%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsEric Long

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4017
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 Offered1816
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Aquarium, Astronomy Club, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Community Service Board, Diversity & Culture Club, Dodge Ball, Dorm Prefects, I Am That Girl, MakerLab, one, Outing Club, Oyster Farm Club, Special Olympics of MA, Student Activities Committee, Tabor Academy Student Council (TASC), Technology, Theater/Performing Arts, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Bowsprit Literary Magazine, Kents Hill Singers, Stage Crew, Student Newspaper, Tabor Academy Photo Pool

Recreational Athletic Programs:
S.S.V. Tabor Boy Crew (sail training)

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
  • Tabor Academy 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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