Tabor Academy will once again this fall be hosting two college fairs for juniors and seniors. Over 100 college representatives from schools in the U.S. and abroad will be on campus to discuss their programs and answer questions. The list includes small liberal arts colleges and large research universities; schools in major metropolitan cities and more remote areas; and colleges offering Division I and Division III athletics. Dialogue with college reps is meant to be fun and informative, not evaluative.
The college fair is an important opportunity for our students. For juniors, it is a chance to begin the conversation about college and fit, to explore the range of schools in the U.S. and abroad, and to begin to understand what they want and need from their college experience. For seniors, they are finalizing their college list; questions and conversations with college reps are more pointed and detailed. In most cases, the admissions representative our students meet is the individual who will read their application. College representatives can put a face to a name, and students can fine-tune their lists, explore their interests, and practice the all-important skill of talking about who they are and what their goals may be.
College fairs will be held Monday, September 16, and Monday, October 6, from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM in the Fish Center for Health & Athletics. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our students conveniently here at home.
Tabor Academy welcomes Captain Jay Amster of SEA Semester’s sail training vessel, SSV Robert C. Seamans, and Kim Reed, SEA's Science Program Coordinator, as our first Science@Work lecturers of the year. Captain Amster and Reed will share news of their recent collaborative project with NASA. A team from SEA and NASA studied a newly-formed volcanic island in the South Pacific as a way to better understand our neighboring planet, Mars. Come learn about their findings as they searched for clues on the young island, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, about how water may have shaped Mars.
This fascinating lecture will take place at Tabor Academy in the Lyndon South Auditorium in the Stroud Academic Center, 242 Front Street, Marion, MA, on September 23rd at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Join Parents’ Association Chair Sally Earley P’20,’22, Head of School John Quirk P’20 and the 2019-20 Co-Heads of School Fiona Moore ’20 and Jack LeBrun ’20 for a lively discussion about Tabor Today. You are welcome to have lunch in Johnson Dining Room at the conclusion of the session and before enjoying afternoon activities.
We are hosting the Tabor Academy Visiting Team sent from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, our accrediting body. They are here visiting our school to interview students, faculty, staff, parents, and trustees as part of our 10-Year Accreditation process. We thank these volunteer teachers and administrators from other boarding schools across the country for their service to Tabor and to NEASC!
A day for alumni and parents to come back to cheer on the Seawolves during their afternoon contests, and cheer on former Seawolves during Alumni Games! There will be food and fun for everyone! Alumni volunteer and Alumni Council meetings will take place, as well. The day ends with a reception on the waterfront. Bring the family for a great day at our School by the Sea! See the schedule of games here.
11:15 - 12:15 PM Tabor Alumni on the Move: Meet two of our 2019 Circle of Excellence Inductees 12:15 - 2:30 PM Alumni Volunteer Meetings 2:00 - 3:30 PM Alumni/ae Games 2:30 - 5:00 PM Home Games 3:00 - 5:00 PM Food Trucks, Seawolf Swag & Pumpkin Decorating 5:00 - 7:00 PM South Coast Reception for alumni, parents, and friends (family-friendly, under a tent on the Waterfront)