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School Life


No day is the same as the next one at Tilton School, but one thing is guaranteed - you will be engaged, you will be challenged, and you will discover the power of your potential. Tilton School students become valued members of this community, where we recognize that while our differences define us, it is this place that unites us. Whether you are from across the world, or just around the corner, when you are here, you are a RAM!

So, what's it like to be a Ram?

Our boarding school students are engaged in academic classes six days per week (classes are held in just the morning on Wednesdays and Saturdays to make way for athletic contests and activities during the afternoon). During the academic day the community takes pause for School Meetings, Class Meetings or our weekly advisor session. Clubs, the Student Government, and extra help sessions are arranged during our Conference Period or X Period, 30 minute gaps in the class schedule three days per week, and sometimes in the evening.

Each afternoon, at the conclusion of the academic day, students participate in an afternoon activity - an athletic commitment, perfecting technique in the theater or art or dance studio, serving the greater community as part of our Community Service program, learning to build a robot, possibly trying rock climbing for the first time, or maybe even scaling a mountain as part of our Outdoor Program. We encourage you to look around our site to learn more about Tilton’s athletic and other afternoon activity opportunities!

And there’s always something going on in #RAMNation on the weekends. Students will frequently cheer on their friends at any number of athletic contests being held on campus in the afternoon before TAB (Tilton’s Activity Board) activities take over. Each week a dedicated group of students help to plan the weekend programming which may include a trip to the Stoneham Zoo, a standup paddleboard tour at Hampton Beach, or a round of golf at a local course (or a student favorite - a trip to nearby Jordan’s Ice Cream!). There’s apple picking and guitar hero, school dances and nighttime laser tag, the annual International Fair and even a guided Moose Tour in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Regularly scheduled shuttles, more commonly referred to by our students as “The Ram Tram,” are also provided to nearby shopping, the grocery store and other attractions in Tilton.