Bold School New School

A rich history. A bold experience.

Since the founding of Tilton School in 1845 we have remained true to our mission: to educate the whole student to their fullest potential. This means over 170 years of fueling curiosity, igniting passions, and fostering a love for learning.

Tilton School is a private school in New Hampshire where students are challenged, encouraged to seek, and find and explore their passions.

Tilton School is where a student can discover the power of their potential.

At the intersection of old + new.

Educating our youth for a rapidly changing future is not a simple task and cannot be achieved through traditional educational approaches alone. So how do we best prepare our children? By arming them with the skills to reason, to problem-solve, to collaborate, and to create. Because in order to navigate the future they will need the skills to invent the future.

We have evolved so that we are not just educating about the past, we are educating for the future.

We felt the connection to Tilton the first moment we arrived on campus and our daughter has blossomed; the rigor of scheduled study halls, the academic support and the warmth of the faculty and staff have all made a huge difference in our lives.

- Current Parent


A Tilton School education provides our graduates with a powerful sense of purpose that ensures that no matter how the world changes, they will have the essential skills and motivation to positively contribute to the world as lifelong learners who find joy and fulfillment in creating meaningful change.

By the Numbers


Minutes from Boston


Student:Faculty Ratio


Countries represented by the student body


Boarding/Day student percentage


Student body in leadership positions


Creative arts offerings


Competitive athletic team offerings


Community service hours per year

We invite you to explore our website, read our blog, and watch our videos. We think you'll find that Tilton School provides a unique education and an emphasis on providing opportunities to discover who they are and what they can do. 

Our admissions team is available to help make your search and decision on choosing the right private school for your family. When you are ready to take the next step of inquiring or visiting campus, we will be here. 

If you have questions at any point, please contact the Admission Office by email or at 603-286-1733.

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