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Marion, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
66 Spring Street, Marion, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: Our aim at Tabor is to make learning the heart of our mission. Academic pursuit is the only way to bring the huge volume of human experience, subject matter and breadth of perspective to a manageable endeavor. Pure academic pursuit, however, needs always to be balanced by hands-on experience, travel, personal discovery, trial and error.
To make this equation work, the teacher is crucial. The Tabor faculty aim to achieve three central goals: first, to make the classroom, lab, studio or rehearsal experience vital and lasting; second, to care about each student as an individual and to recognize the rich variety of approaches and understanding in any classroom; third, and perhaps most important, to guide students toward an understanding of how to establish and achieve high expectations for themselves.
Department Director: Joe Doggett
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 91
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 64.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 21
Summary: The Tabor experience fosters kinship between students and faculty. It has support services for good health and well-being; rules and deadlines that encourage responsibility and accountability; and provides fun activities to help students make the most of school life.
Tabor students enjoy their time and friends here. Alums are forever telling us that their Tabor years are some of the happiest moments of their lives and the friendships they formed have been long-lasting.
Department Director: Jay Houck
Number of Dorms: 19
Average Students Per Dorm: 18
No. of Girls Dorms: 8
No. of Boys Dorms: 11
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: Students find a life full of activities outside of the classroom; so much takes place on the athletic fields and in the arts -- as well as in the dormitories and faculty apartments: It is about advisee group dinners at an advisor’s home, a field trip to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, an entire school trip to a Shakespearean production in Boston, a JazzFest Fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims, or simply eating pizza with dorm-mates. It is about a faculty member who asks how you are or helps you with a problem, or a student who does the same for another student. It is a great place to be and as Tabor students know – it’s great to be a Seawolf!
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Summary: At Tabor, we offer all students the opportunity to become involved in competitive sports and fitness activities, from the elite level athlete to students looking to participate in a new sport.
Tabor's arts programs are designed to serve all students, from the gifted, to those looking to experiment.
Arts Department Director: Robert Mogilnicki
Athletics Department Director: Richard Muther
Summary: At Tabor, it is our goal to make each student's college search an integral part of his/her educational experience. To help achieve this objective, we have adopted an inductive, counseling intensive approach aimed at helping students to uncover the best possible "match" between their personality/credentials and their college choices. Our counseling model also encourages students to develop a of lifetime skills – self-evaluation techniques, the ability to set realistic goals, to define objectives, to identify appropriate options, to manage data and meet deadlines, to take realistic risks, to make intelligent choices, and to take an active role in determining their own futures – that will serve them well in future years. In essence, our program is both a comprehensive college counseling effort and a course in self-assessment and decision-making. It is our goal always to keep the focus on the student and through frequent meetings and continued support, to assist each student and family in the development of an appropriate college "game plan."
Department Director: Richard Roller
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Paul Fireman (Class of ) Founder and President of Reebok
John Fish (Class of ) President of Suffolk Construction Company
George Graboys (Class of ) CEO, Citizens Bank
Robert I. Dodge III (Class of ) Senior official at US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Lewis Lipsett (Class of ) Professor at Brown University, expert on childhood development and psychology
Thomas Graboys (Class of ) Harvard professor, author
Bruce Sundlin (Class of ) Governor of Rhode Island, 1991-1995
Kevin White (Class of ) Mayor of Boston from 1968 to 1984
Travis Roy (Class of ) Author
Department Director: Noel Pardo
June 27, 2014 to August 06, 2014
If your child is ready to try a new sport, such as sailing on Sippican Harbor, and/or simply learn more in our classrooms, like our new Marine and Nautical Science center, please browse through our website to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.
Registration Deadline: January 01, 2013
Financial Aid Available: No
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