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Tabor Academy

School rating 4.3 / 5 by

66 Spring Street Marion MA 02738 United States
Boarding
9th to 12th
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

Tabor Academy review by .

I cannot say Academics at Tabor is the best, but it's not the worst. I didn't feel like classes are that challenging at Tabor, but somehow they prepared me well for my academic life in college. Lots of AP classes offered. If you are interested in Marine science or Oceanology, this is the right place for you. Tabor is right on the harbor. We has a pretty small class size in general. Also, for math, we do have classes for beyond AP, like differential equation and multi variables (those two classes help me a lot when I come to college).

College Counseling

I start thinking about college pretty late comparing to others. Still I found my college....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Tabor does not have specific prospective students. The only thing I can say is just....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Housing at Tabor is pretty good. The dorm parents are mostly nice. We do have cook out almost every weekend, and that was fun. Sometime they bake brownies and cookies, and obviously they're gone in a sec. Food at Tabor is ok. I mean it's not the best thing to remember, but it's edible, and sometimes it's really good. The neighborhood around tabor is quiet. It's kinda in the middle of no where. You need to ask someone to drive you to the bus station to go some where else. Tabor is 1:30 from Boston, and 45 min from Providence....

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