Expand Your World View
Tabor Academy’s international exchange programs originate from the school’s early history. Fourteen years after the school’s founding in 1876, a group of students sailed from Tokyo, Japan, to enroll as full-time boarding students at Tabor. In 1927, Headmaster Walter Lillard joined fifteen other American prep school heads to create an International School Association linking secondary schools in Britain, France, and Germany, the first such association of its kind. His vision in the 1930s showed that schools could succeed in building friendships and working together across cultures at a time when that concept was in question. In the aftermath of World War II, Tabor welcomed its first postwar student from Japan in 1950, and from the 1960s on, each graduating class has included students from around the world.
Today, we are 18% international and offer multiple opportunities for all our students to experience the world through study and service.