Summer Institute

A Summer Program Like No Other

The Tilton School Summer Institute (TSSI) is designed to give students the experiences and tools to look inwardly at themselves and be guided in the creation of a plan to build on their strengths. At the conclusion of the session, each student will leave with an Individualized Strengths and Skills Profile (ISSP) that identifies their strengths and areas for growth as they enter their next educational chapter. Their ISSP will lead them to greater success and adaptability in an ever-changing world, whether in school, work, or their personal lives. From a heightened understanding comes the deeper appreciation of the importance of goals and therefore the tools to self-reflect, create, monitor, and revise their plans heading into secondary school and beyond.

What Makes Our Summer Program Unique

Research over the past five years increasingly highlights the importance of developing Essential Skills (the TSSI term for work practices and study habits). A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education found that these skills “are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at long-term and higher-order goals, and to persist in the face of the array of challenges and obstacles encountered throughout schooling and life."* Each Essential Skill carries a set of metrics on which our teachers help students measure, adapt, plan and move forward in positive directions on their learning pathway.

U.S. Department Of Education - Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century

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  • TSSI Tuition & Fees

    Discovery Tracks (Choose one primary) $2,250
    1. Design-Build: Villages of the Future; CAD meets AI
    2. Arts with Purpose & Flair: A project of Theatre, Dance, Music, Production
    3. Sustainable Planet: Farming for the Future, Culinary Culture, How Can Technology Help Us Cope?
    4. Cinematography/Videography: A Message of ACTION
    Housing Options (Choose one primary)
    Add to program cost as needed
    1. Boarding on Tilton Campus: Includes all meals and housing needs $3,575
    2. Day only (M-F) with optional weekends/evenings: Includes lunch  $0
    Add a Class 
    Help jumpstart the 2018-2019 school year with additional courses.
    • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Reading & Creative Writing
    • ESOL Public Speaking & Interviewing Skills
    • Study Skills & Test Preparation