Academics

Vision & Action

Very early in their life on campus, Tilton School students begin to connect the work they do in the classroom with the perennial questions confronting them as campus and global citizens.  These connections give rise to vision -- glimpses into how we might respond to the social, political, cultural, economic  and environmental crises shouting out from both traditional and new media.  

Ethically, Tilton School assumes a responsibility to help students formulate their own response to these local, national and global issues.  Through the academic and co-curricula, the school asks students to wrestle with this most fundamental question:
What must we do, now and in the future, to create sustainable communities of respect & civility, justice & empathy?
This question demands that we take deliberate action to bring about our vision of a healthier, more mindful future.  The question offers students a unifying theme for their classroom and exploratory work -- from art performances and exhibits, science labs, English blog posts to history research projects and World Language cultural studies. Further, the question informs the school's benchmark grade-level assessments: