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What to Bring/Wear

What to Bring! What to Wear!


Your Dorm Room
The average student room is an 8’ x 11’ area in which the student keeps all of his or her belongings. A bed, desk, area to hang clothes, dresser, wall-to-wall carpet, trash can, and overhead light are provided and cannot be removed from the room.

Personal Belongings Suggested to Bring
  • extra-long sheets and pillow cases (these can be provided by E&R Laundry if you sign up for that service)
  • pillow, blankets and/or comforter
  • towels (may be provided by E&R Laundry if you sign up for that service)
  • desk lamp with a supply of replacement bulbs (60-watt equivalent or under), those with extra outlet are great.
  • Power strip or grounded extension cord
  • radio, alarm clock
  • personal computer (this is not required; computers are available in the Hayden Library and in the Academic Center) (while most students bring MAC Laptops, PC are acceptable as well)
  • hangers, laundry bag, detergent (free laundry machines, or see Laundry Services for send out options)
  • posters or photographs (note: decorations may be mounted with “fun tack” or on wall strip only; no adhesive tape, tacks or nails may be used)
  • desk supplies (paper, pens, etc.)
  • current Tabor students recommend the following: a message board for the door, mug, water bottle, dry non-perishable snacks in an airtight tin, area rug, toiletries in waterproof caddie.

Students may mail boxes to Tabor during the summer after June 6.
  • Please address packages to the student’s name with “New Student” written next to it, Tabor Academy, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA, 02738, USA.
  • New Students already attending a US school may send or drop off containers in June, for a storage fee of $10 per box. 
  • Boxes will be placed in student rooms shortly before the opening of school. 

The following items should not be in rooms:
  • weight-lifting equipment
  • microwaves, toaster ovens, refrigerators, space heaters, and other appliances
  • pets such as lizards, rodents, snakes, cats, birds, etc.
  • bicycles (there are bike racks outside dorms: locks are recommended)
  • holiday lights of any kind
  • powerful sound systems for music
  • any kind of hanging tapestry
  • candles, incense, lighters, fireworks or matches
  • used liquor bottles, beer cans, beer signs, alcohol, Juul, or tobacco advertisements
  • anything that can be construed as a weapon

Discretion should be used in deciding what possessions should be brought to school.

Suggested Clothing to Bring
 
Tabor Academy requires a neat and clean appearance at all times as well as more professional dress as students determine is appropriate and during certain academic days. (Please see our newly adapted Expectations for Academic Dress). Informal dress after the academic day, on weekends and at other free times is expected to be neat, clean, and tasteful while allowing for comfort and individuality.

School Day Dress Casual Dress
Dresses, skirts, dress pants/chinos  Jeans, athletic pants
Ties, scarfs, belts Athletic clothing & shoes
Blazers, jackets, sports coats T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
Blouses, collared dress shirts Night wear: PJ's, robe, slippers
Sweaters
 
Dress shoes, boots, sandals  
Boat shoes, etc. (optional)  
Outerwear  
Winter coat and boots  
Rain Gear  
Hat, gloves, wool socks  
   
 

Contact Info

Dean of Students: 
508.291.8506
Dean of Studies:
508.291.8316 
Admissions
508.291.8300 
Technology:
508.291.8333 
Finance & Accounting:
508.291.8351
Health Center
508.291.8306
School Forms
508.538.4717
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