Tilton School

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Tilton School

Tilton School


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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Tilton, NH co-ed 9-12 PG 220 20% 6:1 12 Yes 1160 70-85

Tilton, located in central New Hampshire, is focused on helping every student realize the power of his or her own potential. With a small student body and dedicated staff, Tilton’s faculty is involved in students’ lives unlike any other school. 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. Facilities include the Memorial Athletic and Recreation Center, Daley Creative Art Center, Plimpton Hall, Skinner Tower, Hamilton Hall, The Rome Theater, Lucian Hunt Library, MacMorran Field House and Hockey Rink.


We challenge students academically with appropriately high standards and a rigorous student-centered curriculum that requires them to be active participants in their learning. Classroom activities call on students to be effective critical and creative thinkers, to integrate separate disciplines and to explore the larger moral, spiritual, and ethical questions of their work.

 Special Highlights

Understanding by Design. The Tilton School curriculum follows the design principles of a nationally recognized educational framework known as Understanding by Design. These principles call for first identifying the long-term Enduring Understandings that students should gain and then determining the essential questions which will help students to discover those understandings. We then design assessments, or methods of measuring learning.

+5 Program. +5 (Plus 5) is the bridge that connects traditional classroom learning to hands-on experiential learning. Tilton’s +5 Program is a nationally recognized co-curricular program integrating five areas of concentration: Art & Culture, Outdoor Program, Service Learning, Leadership and Wellness. The +5 Program is an integral element of the Tilton Experience.

 Top colleges attended by students

Oberlin College, Northeastern University, Stonehill College, Stony Brook University, Tulane University, University of Washington, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire

 What the school looks for in students…

“Tilton School looks for students who are interested in getting involved in our school life and a variety of activities.”