Skip To Main Content


Ready to apply for admission to Tilton School?

It's easy to get started. Just follow the steps below. Please contact the Admissions Office at any time if you have questions or need assistance.

The information that applicants provide enables us to assemble a balanced and diverse community of learners and caring citizens. The primary characteristic that we seek is a student's ability to meet the demands of a rigorous college preparatory program. We also place a strong emphasis on character, special talents or strengths, and a candidate's desire to reach his or her potential.

If you haven't filled out an inquiry form or scheduled a campus visit and interview, please do so before submitting your application so that we can get to know you better and we can give you more information on your specific interests.

Apply Today

Apply to Tilton School by completing our online application form. The online application includes the application form, an essay prompt, personalized recommendation links for your teachers in English, math and guidance and a request for transcript form. 

In addition, we also accept the SSAT Standard Application Online. The Tilton School code for the SSAT is 7678.

Tilton School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, creed, disability in employment or admissions.  This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.


Once your application has been received, Tilton School requires all applicants to interview, either in-person or virtually. We strongly encourage you and your parents to visit Tilton School for an interview and a tour.
  1. Visit Tilton
    A campus visit requires approximately two hours, but you may wish to spend additional time on campus to attend one of our classes or speak with a teach or coach.

    Schedule a Visit
  2. Complete Testing
    We require applicants for the 9th and 10th grades to submit results of the SSAT. The Tilton School code for the SSAT is 7678. The SSAT also includes a Character Skills Snapshot because we know your child is much more than grades and test scores. It provides us with richer information about your child, and shows us areas where Tilton School can help them grow, thrive, and shine.

    Applicants for the 11th or 12th grade, and postgraduates should submit the PSAT, SAT or ACT test results. Testing is typically scheduled in the fall or winter preceding the year for which you are applying for admission.

    International students must submit TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, or the Duolingo English Proficiency Test results.

    Alternative forms of testing may be accepted after speaking with the Admissions Office.
  3. Complete an Application
    Apply by completing our online application or the SSAT Standard Application Online as outlined above.