Areas of Self Discovery

Students pursue essential skills across five areas of self-discovery, each providing an opportunity to explore learning in a different way. These areas represent key aspects of campus life at Tilton, and they encourage students to explore beyond the confines of their own strengths or comfort zones. As students pursue these essential skill in each of these areas of school life, they develop a portfolio of artifacts that demonstrate what they've learned along the way. We think there is no better way for students to demonstrate growth—to teachers, to colleges, and to themselves.

  • Academic Classes in World Languages, English, History Social Sciences, Arts, Mathematics, or Natural Science
  • College-level coursework
  • Remote learning opportunities with other programs and institutions
  • Student Teaching Assistant Program 
Community Life

It's our whole community, not just boarding students. Tilton's unique geography—just steps from the Village of Tilton—means there's ample opportunity to engage with the world beyond the campus.

  • Residential Life Program
  • Dorm/Day Proctors
  • Admissions Ambassadors 
  • Peer Counselors
Grade Level Program

Tilton's unique Grade Level Programming provides opportunities for personal growth within four major areas.

  • 9th Grade ProgramStudents in the 9th-grade gain opportunities for engaged learning, discovery of Essential Skills, and the practice of study habits. They build on this foundation throughout the rest of their academic career.
  • 10th Grade ProgramStudents in the 10th-grade orient their thinking, research, questions, and discoveries toward the goal of understanding how individual actions affect in larger communities.
  • 11th Grade ProgramDuring junior year, grade level programming focuses on building confidence and independence in learning—and greater personal maturity in all aspects of school life.
  • 12th Grade/Post-Graduate Program: In its final year, grade level programing helps students understand how they can use their knowledge, skills, and experience to positively contribute to a world in which they are uniquely positioned to lead.
Personal Pursuits

Extensive facilities—and round-the-clock teaching faculty— that students have the opportunity to pursue personal projects in a way that's not available at day schools. Want to investigate the biomechanics of hockey? Head over to the rink. Working on a long term project in plant biology? The greenhouse is just steps away. Need help on the 3D printing project you're pursuing? Knock on your teacher's door.

Perhaps most importantly, peers and collaborators abound. Students can work as pairs, small groups, and teams when they wish: we live together, so we can learn together.

When it comes to students' ability to pursue their passions, the advantages of a boarding school make the difference of day and night—because we are here, day and night.

  • Personal Projects
  • Internships & Work Experience
  • Cultural Explorations
  • Independent Studies on Campus
  • Hobbies & Interests