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Some Other Questions You May Have

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the plan for student arrivals and orientation in late August?

    To reduce the density of students and families on campus each of our arrival days, we have set three days in August for student returns:
    • August 29: All 9th graders, Boarding Proctors arrive
    • August 30: New 10th and 11th graders, All 12th graders arrive
    • August 31: Returning 10th and 11th graders arrive
    Students may not arrive to Tabor prior to their assigned date.
  • Q. What are the COVID-19 Requirements for Students?

    Please refer to our webpage on Tabor's Fall Reopening Plan for answers to COVID-19 questions.
  • Q. When can we leave for breaks? What transportation does TA provide?

    Below are the major calendar dates in place at this time and with the current information we have:
    • August 29: First wave of students arrive. Students may not arrive to Tabor prior to this date. We expect that all students will begin a quarantine period 14 days prior to their scheduled return date. We prefer that students quarantine in the state of Massachusetts where possible. However, if this is not possible, we expect that students adhere to quarantine guidelines at their homes just before returning to Tabor. Upon arrival, we will be screening students and expect full transparency regarding illness, exposure and recent travel. Any student that is sick or has had an exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days should not return to campus at this time.
    • November 20: Thanksgiving break begins after a student’s final commitment. Thanksgiving break will take place November 21-30. We will then begin Online Distance Learning on December 1 and continue in that modality through December 18.
    • January 5: Students begin to arrive back to campus. The Task Force is considering a staggered return to campus after the holiday break. We will be finalizing this decision in the upcoming two weeks and will communicate the details in our next letter to families.
    • March Break: Dates have not yet been determined
    • June 3: Prize Day, Baccalaureate
    • June 4: Commencement
    Please note the following when planning travel: 
    • The school day we leave for a break is a half day of classes with no afternoon activities.  
    • The departure window for students to leave campus that day is from 1:15 PM through the following day at 6:00 PM. Students may leave school after their final commitment, which will end no later than 1:05 PM.
    • Tabor will provide transportation buses to Providence and Boston on major holidays for students on the afternoon of the day we start the break and to Boston only the next morning.
  • Q. English is not my first language. Can someone help me?

    We have teachers and students from around the world and we can connect you to someone who can help. Please call Admissions at 508.291.8300 or the Center for International Students at 508.291.8380 for help.
  • Q. What school supplies should I bring?

    While you will find most things you need at Tabor's school store, you may want to bring some things from home!

    You will need:
    Agenda
    Pencils, pens, erasers
    Highlighters
    Straight-edge or ruler
    Compass (for Geometry only)
    Stapler and staples
    Scissors
    Paper clips
    Notecards
    Notebooks or three-ring binders
    Three-hole punch

    Other helpful supplies include: sticky notes, dividers for notebooks, graph paper, white address labels for computer generated flash cards, colored pencils, tape, glue sticks, etc.
  • Q. Should I buy new or used textbooks?

    Please wait until you receive your confirmed course list before buying books.

    Clearly, purchasing used books can result in substantial savings. That said, parents and students should think carefully before deciding which used books to buy. Many students are very comfortable reading used books, while others find the markings, high-lightings, annotations, etc., in some used books very distracting. Similarly, some students do well with used textbooks in courses that play to their strengths, but find it more helpful to work with their own “clean” textbooks in courses that present them with greater challenge. Considering these situations can make for more informed purchases and help to get the most out of the money spent on either new or used textbooks.

    Once your courses are set, you can use our online bookstore or another used book seller such as Amazon to purchase books by August 15.

  • Q. What should I know about Technology at Tabor?

    While bringing your own computer is optional, most students bring a Mac laptop, although PC is fine as well. There is wireless internet in the dormitories and in all the study areas throughout school. There are also many computers on campus for your use, as well as laptops to borrow in the library, should you prefer not to bring a computer to campus.
  • Q. How do I get mail?

    Students receive packages at our Receiving/Shipping Office.  Students will receive an e-mail notifying them they have received a package and may pick up their package during the hours displayed on the e-mail. 
     
    Student mail is delivered to the student’s personal campus mailbox. 
     
    Students may ship packages and send mail through the Receiving/Shipping Office.  All student mail and student packages should be addressed to: Tabor Academy, STUDENT’S NAME, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738

    NOTE: International and students from afar: Please see next FAQ for special instructions regarding sending boxes in advance of move-in day.
  • Q. Can I send boxes in advance of moving in?

    Yes! Please inquire at receiving@taboracademy.org so we can accommodate.  Ideally boxes can be sent after August 15, though exceptions can be made as needed. 

    Please send an email to receiving@taboracademy.org to let us know what you are sending and when so that we can confirm receipt. Boxes should be mailed to:  Tabor Academy, STUDENT:  (Student's Name), 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738.
  • Q. When should I have my annual physical?

    We will open our health forms on June 1 for your completion. It would be helpful to have physicals completed before the forms are due on July 15. As many health plans require a year between physicals, you can upload your most recent physical when you have it and complete the rest of the forms required on time. Any updates to your medical information can be done through the forms accessed when you login to myTA through the Health Center tile on our Resource Board.
  • Q. When will I know about my courses?

    New students fill in an online form in mid-April that collects information on areas of academic and co-curricular interest. With this information, we develop a comprehensive list of personalized course recommendations. These suggested courses will be communicated to new families in mid-June. 


Helpful Contacts

Dean of Students: 
508.291.8506
Dean of Studies:
508.291.8551 
Admissions
508.291.8300 
Technology:
508.291.8333 
Finance & Accounting:
508.291.8352
Health Center:
508.291.8306
School Forms:
508.291.8558
Shipping & Receiving:
508.291.8309

If English is not your first language, we can help: Please call 508.291.8300 or email us.

Mailing Address: 66 Spring St. Marion, MA 02738
Physical Address: 226 Front St. Marion, MA 02738

TABOR ACADEMY

Admissions Office: 226 Front Street, Marion MA 02738 | Mail: 66 Spring Street, Marion MA 02738 | 508.748.2000 | info@taboracademy.org