Tilton School

Tilton, New Hampshire, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Tilton is a 9-12 and post-graduate school in central New Hampshire. We are focused on helping every student realize the power of his or her own potential. With a small student body and
dedicated staff, Tilton's faculty is involved in students' lives unlike any other school. Our programs and community are geared toward embracing the unique attributes each student brings to the table and helping them push their own boundaries, tap into their potential, and prepare for a full and rewarding life.
Facilities include the Memorial Athletic and Recreation Center, Daley Creative Art Center, Plimpton Hall, Skinner Tower, Hamilton Hall - The Rome Theater, Lucian Hunt Library, MacMorran Field House and Hockey Rink.

30 School Street, Tilton, New Hampshire, USA 03276

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Director of Admission: Kate Saunders
Admissions Phone:603-286-1733Fax:603-286-1705
Email: admissions@tiltonschool.org Website: www.tiltonschool.org

  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1845
  • Campus Size: 150 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     51 23 74
Boys     113 36 149
Total     164 59 223

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $49,750
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $28,650
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 40.00%
  • Average Awarded: $20,000
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 24.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $7,200
  • Current Endowment: $15,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Department Director: Dr. Margaret Allen

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 46

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 10

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Technology Center
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Forensic Science Caribbean Marine Ecology
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Choral Music
  • Electronic Music
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Recording
  • Solfege/Ear Training
  • Songwriting
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Pottery
  • Publications
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French Language
  • US Government & Politics
  • Physics B
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Studio Art

Department Director: Pascal Musto

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 8

Average Students Per Dorm: 25

No. of Girls Dorms: 4

No. of Boys Dorms: 4

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Fencing
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Arts Department Director: Remy Steevensz

Athletics Department Director: Kenneth Hollingsworth

  • A Cappella Group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Rock Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Studio Art
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Cycling
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weight Lifting
  • Independent Learning Experience

Department Director: Lisa Partridge

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Oberlin College
Northeastern University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Tulane University
University of Washington
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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

Notable Alumni

Carlton Skinner (Class of 1930) Tilton School '30, who went on to lead a distinguished life of service and accomplishment including serving as the commander of the first racially integrated warship in the U.S. military during WWII and who was appointed by President Harry Truman as the first civilian Governor of Guam in 1949.

John Charles Daly Jr (Class of 1930) Whose affable charm was the hallmark of one of television's most enduring game shows as host of "What's My Line ? He studied at Tilton School in Tilton, N.H., attended junior college there, and completed his education at Boston College. Mr. Daly is survived also by his second wife, Virginia, of Chevy Chase, Md., a daughter of the late Chief Justice of the United States, Earl Warren.

John Morton (Class of 1964) John Morton is living in Thetford, VT, designing trails (x-c skiing, mountain biking, running, etc.) and writing about sports. John's second book, "A Medal of Honor," a behind-the-scenes story of the Winter Olympics, was in bookstores last Christmas. John Morton Skied competitively at Tilton in four events and was captain his junior and senior year. Upon graduation, John went to Middlebury College where he continued in all four, but his strength was in cross country skiing. He won two EISA Championships and a silver medal at the 1968 NCAA Championships. The next four years were spent in the U.S. Army, three of them at the U.S. Biathlon Training Center. He skied in his first Biathlon World Championship in 1969, returning in 1970, 1973, 1974 and 1975. Twice during that period he was the U.S. Biathlon Champion. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team both in 1972 and 1976, then an assistant coach to the U.S. Biathlon Team at the 1980 Olympics. John expanded his coaching of world class biathlon skiers, leading the U.S. contingent to the World University Games in Bulgaria in 1983. As Head Ski Coach of the Dartmouth Ski Team, he was selected as Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Coach of the Year in 1982 and has served as president of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association

Michael Emmet Walsh (Class of 1954) As a youth he attended the prestigious Tilton School in New Hampshire, and went on to share a college dorm room with actor William Devane. He graduated from the Clarkson University School of Business, but it was not until his thirties that he discovered his true calling: acting. He first popped up in Midnight Cowboy (1969), and has worked steadily ever since, some years appearing in as many as eight motion pictures, other years focusing more on TV movies. Working in relative anonymity through the '70s and early '80s, appearing in films ranging from Serpico (1973) to Slapshot (1977) to Blade Runner (1982), Walsh landed his meatiest and most memorable role in Joel and Ethan Coen's remarkable debut, Blood Simple (1984). Other movies include: Wild Wild West (1999) Raising Arizona (1987),A Time to Kill (1996), William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996), Catch Me If You Can (1989) Silkwood (1983)

Quotes from Alumni

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Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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