Tabor Academy

Marion, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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A big school program with a small school's humanity, Tabor Academy offers a rigorous academic program that includes 20 AP courses, and numerous honors level courses across the curriculum. Located on the picturesque shore of Sippican Harbor, Tabor's stunning oceanfront campus is home to 500 students from across the globe. Small dormitories, which average 14 students, provides an exceptional residential program and cultivates a strong sense of community. Tabor graduates often matriculate to the most competitive colleges in the country.

66 Spring Street, Marion, Massachusetts, USA 02738

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Director of Admission: Andrew McCain
Admissions Phone:508-291-8300Fax:508-291-8301
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: January 31
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1876
  • Campus Size: 85 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC, AISNE
Student Body
Grades 9th-12th
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     154 70 224
Boys     197 75 272
Total     351 145 496

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,375
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $36,815
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 33.00%
  • Average Awarded: $33,000
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $36,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

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

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Asian History
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • Medieval History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • History of Jazz
  • Music Appreciation
  • Orchestra
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and Video
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Publications
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
  • Learning at Sea Programs
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Latin Literature
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History

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

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 19

Average Students Per Dorm: 18

No. of Girls Dorms: 8

No. of Boys Dorms: 11

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

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!


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Squash Courts, Hockey Arena, Sailing Center,

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • SADD
  • Surfing
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

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

  • A Cappella Group
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weight Lifting

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

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Boston University 26 graduates
Hobart and William Smith College 23 graduates
The George Washington University 17 graduates
University of Vermont 17 graduates
Brown University 13 graduates
Boston College 13 graduates
Tufts University 13 graduates
University of Colorado Boulder 13 graduates
College of Charleston 13 graduates
New York University 12 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

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

Quotes from Alumni

Department Director: Noel Pardo

Tabor Summer Program

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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