Tilton School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 603-286-1733
30 School Street
Tilton, NH 03276
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 20 states and 17 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.
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 20 states and 17 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 20 states and 17 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.
  • We believe that students who are able to effectively communicate, collaborate, think critically and creatively, and engage with mindfulness and compassion are better prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world. To do this, Tilton School provides students with a uniquely customized learning process that uses authentic assessments of skills, interests, and learning style preferences to help them create their own Personalized Guided Program of Study for their journey at Tilton.

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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 
2017 School Data
Tilton SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18451910
Campus Size146 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment250 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1600* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score21*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$16 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$60,500$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant22000$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsCandace Landroche

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2423
ExtracurricularsAdopt-a-Highway, American Red Cross, Literary Magazine, Newspaper, Oxfam America, Recycling, Spaulding Youth Center, The Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen, The Tilton-Northfield Youth Assistance Program, Toys for Tots, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassador, Debate Club, Dorm Prefects, National Honor Society, Peer Counseling, Robotics Club, Strength and Conditioning Pogram, The New Hampshire Veteran's Home

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Stage Band, Tilton Arts Coalition

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mountain Biking, Outdoor Program

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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