Tilton 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.
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.
We support student learning by being clear about standards or learning objectives, by being unfailing advocates for students and by providing a structured and supportive learning experience.
We are clear about learning objectives by designing an intentional curriculum around standards for knowledge and skills that are based on essential goals for 21st century learning.
We show students we are advocates by conveying three messages on a consistent basis: "This work is important; you can do it; and we will help you."
We structure the learning experience through clear expectations and consistent attention to student needs ensuring that the program's design supports learning.