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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,380
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,500
Received Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid
$41,115
From Tabor Academy

Thank you for your interest in Tabor Academy, an ambitious and supportive boarding school community where students in grades 9-12 take risks, challenge themselves, mentor others, and prepare to lead as they live and learn in our school by the sea. We do community right. Community is everything at Tabor. Students and faculty work together toward their personal best while encouraging their peers to do the same. This inclusive and supportive environment allows our ambitious culture of learning to flourish. Our environment is also unique. Did you notice our location? We are literally on the sea, with quick access to all kinds of opportunities for recreation, beauty, reflection, and program offerings. While each student has a different relationship to our location, the stunning backdrop of Sippican Harbor is magical for us all and provides a constant metaphor for whatever we do. So enjoy learning about our school. And then, come for a visit! We’d love to welcome you.

Tabor Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
174 responses
Average ACT
30
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • All-School Meetings
    19%
  • Holderness Day
    19%
  • Chapel
    15%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Winter Musical
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Day of Service
    4%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    68%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    Top Countries
    Bermuda, China, Egypt, Japan, Thailand
    International Boarding Students
    19%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    538
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    60%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Tabor Academy Reviews

    45 reviews
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    We found the faculty and administration were not serious/ responsible people. Ether the lack of quality hiring practices or lack of leadership results in a faculty that is lazy and irresponsible. Day to day, this may not be a problem, as teenagers are pretty capable of managing themselves, but it becomes critical when problems arise involving kids physical safety. In our time at Tabor, the house counselors repeatedly displayed a fundamental disregard for student safety that tipped into being negligent. Other faculty were disengaged to the point of being half checked out. We would strongly caution you against making the mistake of enrolling your child at Tabor -- it would be better to keep them home and go to public school. There are also many high caliber boarding schools -- chose any of those, but avoid this one. Good luck!
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    To those naysayers and malcontents, all I can say is that like most things in life, Tabor is what you make it. Your son/daughter can barely eke by. Or, they can participate in a meaningful manner that will allow them to take advantage of Tabor's ability to annually appoint a candidate to the US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD).

    True, I haven't been a student here for a long time, but the opportunities afforded by this waterfront Honor Naval School with a 92 ft schooner and a marine biology department affiliated with the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute are not available elsewhere.

    A certain amount of maturity and responsibility are necessary to take advantage of Tabor's opportunities. Perhaps the shortcomings cited are more a result of your child's lack of preparedness for boarding school than it is the fault of the Tabor for which you write a check and have no contact with your kid until it's time for school vacation.
    I genuinely enjoyed my experience at Tabor academy. This school should be ranked higher (as it is on many other lists) and it was a very important part of my life. I was a naval honors student, who will now be going to a highly acclaimed school for international relations. I will never forget my experience and time at tabor, which had ups and downs. Warning: Much of the school is elite, and un-accepting of certain political views. Either way, I enjoyed it. Go Sea wolves!