Health and Wellness

At Tilton School, the health and safety of our students is our number one priority. With this in mind, there are several services in place to support the health and well-being of our students.

Health & Wellness Team

The Health & Wellness Team is comprised of both members of our student body as well as faculty. Each year, current Health & Wellness Team students nominate new students who will contribute novel ideas, energy and a desire to help educate their peers on current wellness concerns. The philosophy of the health and wellness program reflects the notion that each student is able to make his or her own decisions; however, we want these decisions to be as educated as possible. Our team strives to educate students about relevant wellness topics through creative means including dorm presentations, monthly publications, all student presentations, an annual health fair and other interactive opportunities.

Health Services

The Sabra M. Hamilton Health Center, located in West Knowles, serves the health needs of the Tilton School community. We are a fully licensed health care provider in the state of New Hampshire. The Health Center is open to students Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Students needing urgent care may be sent to a local provider’s office, urgent care center or emergency room and would be billed through the students’ insurance.

Services provided include:

  • Medication administration and management
  • Triage of ill and injured students
  • Vaccine administration
  • Referral coordination (x-rays, laboratory work, physical therapy, off-campus medical provider)
  • The Health Center is available by calling (603) 286-1760 or by email at healthcenter@tiltonschool.org. Our fax number is 603-286-1761.

Counseling Services

The school employs a full-time counselor, Ms. Angela Juurlink, who is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. Angela is on campus five days a week as well as by appointment and is also available for more urgent situations. Ms. Juurlink works with a variety of students as a trainer, facilitator and trouble-shooter. She is generally available for short-term counseling and coordinates long-term support with our visiting licensed counselors. There are no fees assessed to individual students by any service she provides.


Yoga and Wellness

From yoga classes with Ms. Killigrew to deep breathing exercises with Mr. Scala, wellness is a community endeavor at Tilton. The Health & Wellness Team is comprised of both members of our student body as well as faculty. Each year, current Health & Wellness Team students nominate new students who will contribute novel ideas, energy and a desire to help educate their peers on current wellness concerns. 

The philosophy of the health and wellness program reflects the notion that each student is able to make his or her own decisions; however, we want these decisions to be as educated as possible. Our team strives to educate students about relevant wellness topics through creative means including dorm presentations, monthly publications, all student presentations, an annual health fair and other interactive opportunities.

Queena (Chenyu) '19

If you’re not sure who you’re becoming, don’t be afraid. You are not the only one. It is important to keep exploring and taking charge of my own identity, which means I am going to keep finding who I am and what my real passions are.

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—Eric ’19