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School Life


One of the most celebrated and valued aspects of a student’s Tilton experience is the quality of relationships between students and faculty. At Tilton, our students live and learn with the faculty and staff, and the advisor shares in a partnership with the student and his or her family. The relationships between students, their parents and their advisor are at the center of the Tilton experience.

What Can I Expect from My Advisor?

Advisors facilitate this process by being at the center of the relationship between the student, the student's parents, and the school. The advisor encourages open and honest dialog and provides an effective and engaging means of structure, guidance, and support. Advising encompasses everything from creating a strong academic plan to navigating the challenges of learning and growing as an adolescent.

The advisor's two main responsibilities are helping a student through all facets of their experience and communicating regularly with parents. The advisor is the primary point person for questions,  concerns, or for that extra “Tilton push” to get to the next level. Typically, each faculty advisor works with several advisees and meets with them both individually and regularly as a group. Some meetings will have a scripted agenda requiring completion of a task, while others may be less formal. Advisee groups often dine together and spend time in a social setting.