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Student Support

We encourage our students to seek their own questions, but we help them along the way.

College Counseling

Forging a deeper relationship with students through frequent meetings.

Independent Learning Experiences

Allow students to pursue their passions, for credit, using the extensive resources of campus and under the close guidance of supportive and engaging faculty.


Our advisory groups are at the center of the Tilton Experience. Advisors are the “first call” for students who need help, and they serve as the primary contact for parents and families too.

Growth > Grades

At Tilton, we believe that grades shouldn’t be used to judge students, but rather to coach them. Standards Based Grades (no letter grades!), covering both Academic Achievement and Habits of Mind provide students with critical insights on their own education. Our open gradebooks mean students always have an opportunity to learn more.

Academic Support

Through the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) offers another level of support to students. Targeted, personal, and attentive, the CAA can help students turn struggles into triumphs.

We believe that when adolescents become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, learning is more meaningful to them: a personalized experience awakens a drive to know more.

Essential skills are a key part of Tilton's Mastery Approach

The Mastery Approach represents the very best in curriculum design, and it allows us to unlock the unique learning potential of each Tilton Student.