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By the Numbers

Tabor Academics


Courses Offered


Honors, Advanced, and Post Advanced Level Classes


Students per class, on average


Trimesters per school year


Minute class periods


Periods per day

Ambitious and Adventurous

Applied learning has been the Tabor way since our earliest days when students hand-built plywood “batter boats” and raced them like legends. Fast-forward several decades later, we are still all about crafting agile thinkers who thrive on tweaking, refining, and improving their learning through iteration and collaboration.

Are you ready? Dive into our curriculum, no holds barred. Arts, engineering, sciences—you name, we have it. Apply your knowledge and develop your skills across the myriad learning and leadership experiences. With your team of ambitious go-getter peers and faculty mentors who have your back, you’ll discover more potential than you imagined. It’s time to push yourself farther than you imagined and make waves! 

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Jump In

Our wide range of offerings covers all the bases, letting students dive into what interests them, explore their talents, and flex their thinking and communication skills across the curriculum.

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Dive Deeper

With 75-minute class periods, we dedicate time to dive deeply into topics, hone our skills, debate, discuss, experiment, and reflect on our learning together. We use course content as the vehicle to amp up skill development. With time to reflect and make connections between disciplines and topics, student engagement skyrockets.   

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Mentors for Success

The adults on our campus are the ultimate motivation team; they inspire our students to explore their interests and develop their passions, to stretch their capabilities and test their skills. As coaches, dorm parents, and academic and club advisors, our dedicated faculty are always here to encourage students to develop their minds and characters and reach for higher standards across campus life

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Research Informed Teaching Practice

We believe in fostering a growth mindset, for our students and our teachers, as we seek to learn together the most effective classroom practices. Through an ongoing partnership with the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, the Tabor faculty are growing together. We seek to understand and employ research-informed strategies from the world of Mind-Brain-Education science in our lesson design.

Navigating Your Academic Life at Tabor

  • The student-advisor-parent relationship is the cornerstone of the Tabor experience.
  • Regular faculty office hours, academic coaching through our ASSIST Center, and peer-to-peer support encourage and empower our students to become self-advocates as they navigate Tabor’s academic world.
  • The professional staff in College Counseling give Tabor students a tremendous advantage in the college admissions process. 

The Academic Year at Tabor is organized into three trimesters:

  • Fall: September through Thanksgiving Break
  • Winter: After Thanksgiving to Spring Break
  • Spring: After Spring Break to Commencement
Academic Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

  • Classes and Meetings: 8:30 AM-3:15 PM
    • Four 75-minute class blocks
    • Community Time (9:45-10:30 AM)
    • Lunch
    • Common Time (1:30-2:00 PM)
  • Athletics & Co-curriculars: 3:45-5:30 PM

Wednesday – Game Day:

  • Classes: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    • Four 60-minute class blocks
  • Lunch
  • Athletics & Co-curriculars: times vary depending on competition/practices

Tabor Academy is part of the Independent School League. To allow our students adequate time for co-curricular programs—including athletics practices, games and "away game" travel—Wednesdays are half days of classes.