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Tilton School is purposeful learning for real life.

Real life is layered, complex and sometimes even a little messy. We believe that learning should be the same. When learning is integrated and multi-dimensional it truly prepares students for real life by intrinsically motivating them to learn, achieve and create.

When students are provided with rich academic content and are encouraged to interact with it–and each other–learning goes beyond the constructs of “schoolwork” and becomes personal and purposeful. A personalized experience awakens an excitement in students for the material they are studying, resulting in a desire to dig deeper into areas of significant interest and passion. 

For Tilton students, this is when learning evolves from knowledge to wisdom.

Jamie '20

For the first time ever, I feel like I am at the center of my education. Each and every faculty member devotes their time to you and your growth which truly pays in full. If you are ever in need of help, of any kind, there is never a shortage of people to come to your aid.

Tilton School provides a customized learning process that uses an authentic, intentional investigation and assessment of a student’s aptitudes, skills, interests, and strengths. We educate our students through The Mastery Approach. With the help of their advisor and supportive network of educators, our students embark on a personalized journey through six areas of self-discovery developing essential skills critical for their future success.

Having the passion to explore, the drive to think deeply, the courage to question, and the ability to problem-solve. This is what we mean by The Mastery Approach.

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