At Tilton, no matter the teacher, their favorite subject is you.

Today’s students need skills and experiences that empower them to navigate an ever-changing world. At Tilton School, we believe wellness, confidence, and achievement all begin with essential skills.

The Five essential skills

创建 uncovers possibility.

创建 generates solutions to address needs and opportunities-through empathy, 分析, 意念, and iteration. 

调查 builds understanding.

调查 looks beyond the idea of easy problems and simple solutions. It seeks multiple data types, examines different angles, thinks critically, and questions the role of bias in the interpretation of facts—and in the formulation of opinions.

Communication generates meaning.

Communication involves moving an audience toward understanding or action through the variety of media available to us. Reciprocally, communication also engages in active listening to understand the ideas shared by others.

Mindfulness develops perspective.

Mindfulness is the set of intentional practices to develop self-awareness and understand one’s connection to the larger community and environment.

fearlessly embraces the new.

玩 engages the world for curiosity’s sake, for the purpose of trying something new, without fearing the consequences. 玩 is our word for raw experimentation, pure research, and harmless—but insightful—trial and error.

How do we learn best? 通过做.

Join Us at Tilton

We learn everywhere: in class, in the community, in dorm and common rooms, together on the court and in the rink. At Tilton, you have  opportunity to showcase your strengths, no matter the arena. 

Encompassing all aspects of school life at Tilton—and leveraging the unique power of our residential campus—five areas of 自我 发现 ensure that students push the boundaries of their own learning.

The five Areas of 自我-discovery

  • Academic Classes in World Languages, 英语, History and Social 科学s, 艺术, Mathematics, 或科学
  • AP and college-level coursework
  • Remote learning opportunities with other programs and institutions
  • Teaching Assistant Program

Lots of students participate on one of over two dozen athletics teams,  but opportunities abound, including Leadership and Club Activities, 社区 Service, and the Performing 艺术

Our unique community: dorms, 村, and day students—means there’s ample opportunity to engage with the world within and beyond campus. 

Tilton’s unique Grade Level Programming is an age-appropriate life skills program, infusing confidence and capability into every student on campus. 

Extensive facilities—and round-the-clock teaching faculty— means students have the opportunity to pursue personal projects in a way that’s not available at day schools.

  • Legacy Projects
  • Independent Learning Experiences (ILEs)

技能 and experiences are nothing without relationships—especially when you need a little help—so our students are supported by a powerful system of guidance.

The Five sources of 指导

Grades aren’t used to judge students, but rather to coach them. Standards Based Grades (no letter grades, no averages) cover both Academic Achievement and Habits of Mind. 

Our college counseling process includes expert counselors, frequent meetings, and a unique “college defense” presentation that ensures students make intentional choices.

Advisors are the “first call” for students who need help, and they serve as the primary contact for parents and families too.  The advisory group is central to each students Tilton Experience.

Student-Led Conferences

Traditional parent-teacher conferences usually leave out the most important person. Not at Tilton. 

Whether preparing for a test, improving study habits, tackling Calculus, or learning 英语, each student can build on their strengths. 个人ized instruction or academic support can help each student unlock their own potential.

Navigate a world of change.