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Rules of Engagement

In a school as diverse as Tabor Academy, we have an enormous opportunity to learn from one another. As we speak together, we want students to openly share ideas, facts, opinions and explore their beliefs respectfully. We hope to engage in many dialogues throughout the year while providing a level of safety for everyone.
In order to set a level and safe playing field, we have launched an effort to agree to Community Norms in our classroom and community discussions. Of course, we hope these norms will become our habit in any situation as we believe they help us to speak in a way that others can hear what we have to say, as well as help us to listen to the thoughts of others.
Starting with norms, and returning to them as a reminder, is one way to help ensure our goal to make every student feel like their voice will be and is heard.
As we encourage our students to "Be Here Now" and really engage with each other and our living/learning community, these norms will help us to be clearly understood as we explore difficult topics together.
Herewith are our Community Norms:
  • Speak from the “I” perspective and take risks
  • Listen, share and engage with positive intent – Be Here Now
  • Be willing to surface and explore subconscious beliefs and values – T.H.I.N.K. (True, Helpful, Inviting, Necessary, Kind)
  • Respect the personal opinions, experiences, and worldview of others while being ok with disagreement
  • Be willing to think about issues and situations with a new/different/expanded perspective
As Bert Nascimento and Kimberlee Williams, Co-Directors of Equity and Inclusion said, “We have to use words wisely.” As they shared the norms with everyone, they also shared this poem, which describes the need for this effort best.
“So powerful. They can crush a heart, or heal it. They can shame a soul, or liberate it. They can shatter dreams, or energize them. They can obstruct connection, or invite it. They can create defenses, or melt them.” – J. Brown

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Campus Events

List of 3 events.

  • Late Start for Students Today (10:15 - 4:45)

    Students will have a sleep in while the faculty meets this morning.  Day students are welcome to come at the usual time for breakfast, if they want. Classes will meet through the afternoon and there will be no co-curricular activities.

    Here is the schedule:
    1st block: E- 10:30 - 11:45
    2nd block: F - 11:55 - 1:10 OR 12:25 - 1:40
    3rd block: G – 1:50 - 3:05
    Office Hours: 3:05 - 3:30
    4th block: A - 3:30 – 4:45

    No practices or co-curricular meetings

  • Application Deadline

    Make sure your application is complete and submitted by today!
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Upcoming Alumni & Community Events

List of 3 events.

  • Sarasota, FL Reception

    Please join John Quirk, Head of School
    and hosts
    Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23
    for a cruising reception aboard the
    Marina Jack II
    2 Marina Plaza
    2:00pm. - 4:00pm
    (boarding promptly at 1:45pm) 
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  • #Tabor Time: Tabor Academy's 3rd annual Day of Giving!

    Tabor Academy’s 3rd annual Day of Giving!
    On February 25, 2020 we have 1,876 minutes to reach our goal of 1,000 donors & have an impact on Tabor students.

    To be 1 in 1,000:
    •Make a gift!
    •Follow #TaborTime on Social Media
    •Show your Tabor Pride
    •Challenge your classmates
    •Celebrate your time at Tabor
    •Have an immediate impact on Tabor’s students & faculty
  • Bermuda Reception

    Join us for a reception at 
    Gosling's Wine Cellar
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gosling P '06
    9 Dundonald Street

    The Tabor sailing team is headed to Bermuda for spring training! Coach Robert Hurd and members of Tabor’s sailing team will be on hand to  provide a brief update on the program.

    We are delighted to say that retired faculty member Merry Conway will be attending, as well!
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