Tilton School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
30 School Street
Tilton, NH 03276
Tel: 603-286-1733
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Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates. Tilton's student body of 250 consists of day students and boarding students from 17 states and 19 countries. Although the Tilton Experience is different for every student, it challenges all students to try new things, learn new skills, and try new things.
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Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates. Tilton's student body of 250 consists of day students and boarding students from 17 states and 19 countries. Although the Tilton Experience is different for every student, it challenges all students to try new things, learn new skills, and try new things.
Beyond the academic requirement in art, all Tilton students have opportunities to gain significant experience in creative and cultural arts.
Tilton School students, faculty and dormitory proctors work together to create a residential community designed to be supportive, productive and safe. Our residential environments foster an educational tone, stressing the importance of personal integrity, responsibility and commitment to the community.
All Tilton School students take advantage of small class sizes and additional support provided by faculty members.  The Center for Academic Achievement offers tutorial instruction and support that goes beyond the extra help available in the regular academic program.
Tilton School challenges students to embrace and navigate a world marked by diversity and change. Through the quality of human relationships, the Tilton School community cultivates in its students the curiosity, the skills, the knowledge and understanding, the character and the integrity requisite for the passionate pursuit of lifelong personal success and service.
Boarding students are provided with a single or double occupancy room.  Students are grouped by gender and grade level.  A designated Tilton School faculty member is on duty in every dormitory each night and again throughout the weekend.
A student might work for one of the school's student publications (newspaper, yearbook or literary magazine), or a student may participate in any number of special creative and cultural events and activities throughout the school year. Students may also participate in after-school art activities during the fall and winter seasons.
Tilton School is committed to the belief that good schools have the responsibility to set high standards and then do everything in their power to help students reach those expectations. Thus challenge and support are two key elements of the academic program.
At Tilton School, our philosophy is simple. Young people have within them the potential to learn, to lead, and to change the world.  Our faculty cares about each student and helps him or her to navigate the demands of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
At Tilton, we believe in an integrated teaching approach that is both cross-discipline and grade-specific. The Grade Level Programs bring teams of teachers together with students to solve problems, think deeply and work together to navigate their world with character and vision.
  • Founded in 1845, Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and postgraduates.
  • We have 250 students consisting of day and boarding from 17 states and 19 countries.
  • With a small student body and dedicated staff, we are focused on helping every student realize the power of his or her own potential.
  • Our programs and community are geared toward embracing the unique attributes each student brings to the table and helping them push their own boundaries, tap into their potential, and prepare for a full and rewarding life.

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  • Class of 2001
    5 Stars   2/21/2005
    The College of Wooster
    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. . .
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Tilton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1845 1910
Campus Size 146 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 257 students 298 students
% Students of Color
10%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
68%
Average SAT Score 1600 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 21 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
54%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $16 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,200 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,875 $28,500
Tuition international students $60,500 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
52%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCandace Landroche

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
CoursesAP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History (supervised on-line), AP French Language, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art (Independent Study), AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Admission Ambassador, Adopt-a-Highway, American Red Cross, Debate Club, Dorm Prefects, Literary magazine, Mountain Biking, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Program, Oxfam America, Peer counseling, Recycling, Robotics Club, Spaulding Youth Center, Stage Band, Strength and Conditioning Pogram, The Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen, The New Hampshire Veteran's Home, The Tilton-Northfield Youth Assistance Program, Tilton Arts Coalition, Toys for Tots, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Tilton combines academic rigor with social, creative and athletic opportunity to enable every student to tap into the power of his or her potential, preparing them for life beyond the Hill.  
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences & ADD/ADHD
  • School accreditations: TABS, AISNE, NAIS, ISANNE, NEASC
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