Tilton School

An Education Rooted in Community

As a private, co-educational boarding school, Tilton School is a leader in New England college preparatory education. With just more than 250 enrolled, the school challenges students through a rigorous and meaningful curriculum that is supported by a staff that actively builds learning partnerships with them. Enriched with a well-rounded campus life and community, the school empowers students to discover their power of potential.

Top Academic and English Language Programs

College preparation and long-term study goals are the focus of the Tilton curriculum. Unique offerings like individual skills assessments, grade-level programming, weekly meetings with advisors, and an international coordinator ensure student success.

The English language learning program also sets Tilton apart from other boarding schools. ESL literature and writing classes are offered for students with intermediate to advanced English language skills to help them develop higher-level fluency and prepare them for full immersion into the curriculum. Intensive and individualized ESL tutorials, designed to improve English mastery, are also available two and four times per week.

Students also have access to the Center for Academic Achievement, which offers tutoring, strategies, and study skills individualized to each person’s needs.

A Strong Sense of Community

A respectful and engaged community is at the heart of a Tilton education. Approximately 28% of the students at Tilton are from outside the United States. A special four-day orientation takes place each year before classes begin, designed to introduce international students to life on campus and in America. The international community represents more than 18 countries, including Spain, Turkey, Canada, Sweden, China, and Hong Kong.

Tilton School is located in central New Hampshire just 1.5 hours north of the city of Boston. The area is known for its quiet surroundings and safe community; campus comfort and security are a top priority.

Student Life and Support

Collaborative learning experiences and exploring life outside the classroom are important at Tilton. Each afternoon following classes, students participate in one of the many available activities. These range from athletic teams and outdoor programming, to theater, visual art, media and technology, photography, and community service.

Classes take place six days a week, with Wednesday and Saturday afternoons designated exclusively for activities and athletic events. There are even opportunities to join in on rock climbing, hiking, or robotics teams. Students can also help plan nearby excursions in the Lakes Region and White Mountains, participate in weekend campus activities, or sign up for monthly trips to Boston.

School Details


Tilton, New Hampshire, USA

Offers ESL Assistance


English language Exam(s) accepted

TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exam

Admissions Deadline

Rolling, First round deadline: February 1

Yearly tuition, room & board


Types of Financial Aid available

Payment Plans, Need-based

Links to info on Financial Aid


% of students receiving Financial Aid


% of International students


Top Universities of Matriculation

University of Miami, Boston University, UC Berkley, NYU, Rice University

Notable Alumni

John Charles Daly, Donald M. Murray, Georges Niang, M. Emmet Walsh, Carlton Skinner, John Perkins, Wayne Selden, Jr., Worthy Patterson, Chris Burch

Total Number of students


Student Gender


Related Articles