July 7 - July 25 (Session #1) July 26 - August 13 (Session #2)
Students may attend one session only. Boarding only for students entering 7th-10th grade.
Two 3-Week Sessions:
Tabor Gateways is a pre-prep academic program that offers three weeks of learning, living and experiencing American culture. Join together as you perfect your English language skills and practice with native speakers while participating in academic seminars, cultural field trips, and recreational activities by the sea. Come see what life is like at an American boarding school. We welcome students to apply from all countries and expect that a majority of our student population will come from mainland China.
Academic program – 4 engaging seminars taught by Tabor faculty in English
Cultural exploration – Boston, Providence, Newport to visit universities, observe whales, and see the historic mansions of Newport
Residential life – Interact with American staff on Tabor's friendly, seaside campus
Language Learning – instruction, games, and activities in the evening for learning English with American staff
Our three-week program includes four seminars: Historian as Detective, with a trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum; Model United Nations, with simulation conference; Marine Science, with whale watch trip and daily use of Tabor's Marine Science Laboratory; Chemistry and Cooking, with laboratory study and a cookout. Each seminar includes three days of morning instruction and student-centered learning, all done in the English language, as well as supplementary activities and projects.
Four days are devoted to excursions to nearby universities (MIT, Brown, RISD, and Harvard) and New England highlights (Newport Cliff Walk and Mansion Tour, Plymouth Whale Watch)
Afternoon activities include swimming, field games, badminton, squash, basketball, kickball, and group bonding activities. Residential staff includes Tabor faculty and recent Tabor graduates who understand global education, some of them studying Chinese.
Evening one-hour language learning sessions teach communication skills in English. Students record and present narratives and interviews.
Residential life provides special opportunities for group bonding and friendship while developing the skill of independent living away from home.
An individualized assessment is sent home to parents to describe student work and set a path for future learning. Parents may view program photos online throughout the session.