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Tabor Academy

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Headmaster Jay S. Stroud
Established 1876
School type Private
Religious affiliation None, however they do have a well used multi-faith chapel (Wickenden Chapel) on the campus
Location Marion, MA, USA
Enrollment 490
Faculty 80
Campus Suburban
Mascot Seawolf
School colors Maroon, Black

Tabor Academy is a four-year independent preparatory school located in Marion, Massachusetts, United States. 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ...   Marion is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ...   Marion is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...

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History

Tabor was founded in 1876 as a school for children from Marion by a bequest in the will of Elizabeth Taber, a wealthy widow from the town. She didn't wish to name the school after her, so she named it after Mt. Tabor.1 Tabor was reorganized in 1916 as an independent secondary school by Headmaster Walter H. Lillard. The school was, until the late 1940's, a military-style maritime school where uniformed "cadets" performed morning and evening drill as well as other military routines daily. It then became a Naval Honor School with occasional military marching. Two other headmasters followed Lillard, James E. Wickenden and Peter M. Webster. The headmaster as of 1989 is Jay S. Stroud. 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...   Marion is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Campus

Tabor's campus a rural / small town campus, open and ungated. The campus is divided into three sections by two public roads (Front Street and Spring Street); both of which are small town arterials with only light to moderate traffic. The freshman dormitory and dining center (both in Lillard Hall), the performing arts center (in Hoyt Hall), the Oceanography Center, and some athletic fields form the waterfront portion of the campus (which is a distinction for Tabor Academy). Across Front Street is the academic and athletic core of the campus comprising of the Academic Center, the Hayden Library and Science Building, and the Athletic Center, as well as additional playing fields and the art studio. Across Spring Street is the more rural part of the campus, comprising of the Wickenden Chapel and several small dormitories which appear to be cottages or private homes from the outside. The lack of gates and fences create a seamless blending of the campus with the surrounding community.


Academics

Lillard Hall

The Tabor campus in the small town of Marion stretches along a half mile of Sippican Harbor on Buzzards Bay leading to the Atlantic Ocean. Tabor offers a rigorous academic program that provides a solid foundation for study at competitive colleges. For a school of its size, the curriculum contains an especially broad spectrum of courses, from introductory levels to honors and 21 AP courses to highly sophisticated opportunities for independent work. Tabor offers classes in the traditional liberal arts fields such as the humanities, math and the sciences but also unusual offerings for a secondary school such as Greek, archeology, Chinese, lighting design, and numerous nautical and marine science courses in the school's unique waterfront Marine Science building. Opened for the first time for classes in September 2005, this building was the winner of several architectural awards.[citation needed] Lillard Hall, Tabor Academy File links The following pages link to this file: Tabor Academy Categories: Images with unknown source ... Lillard Hall, Tabor Academy File links The following pages link to this file: Tabor Academy Categories: Images with unknown source ... Map of Buzzards Bay. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Incorrect shortening of Mathematics. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


Tabor utilizes its waterfront location in a variety of ways. It is one of the few secondary schools in the United States to offer extensive programs in nautical science and oceanology. The school also owns Tabor Boy, a 92-foot Dutch Pilot Schooner, which is a certified school sailing vessel. Tabor Boy has logged tens of thousands of miles with her crews of Tabor students, from nearby Buzzards Bay to the Caribbean. Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology and marine science is the study of the earths oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes. ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...


Athletics

Tabor fields 55 different teams in 23 interscholastic sports and another 15 instructional programs. The school has a large Athletic Center, which includes an indoor hockey rink and a fitness center. Tabor does have the waterfront in Marion for swimming in the summer months.


Tabor's men's ice hockey team, three time New England Champions, has produced over 24 NCAA Division 1 and NHL caliber players over the last 20 years. Tabor also has extensive waterfront facilities, including the 92' schooner S.S.V. Tabor Boy. The Tabor sailing team is consistently strong, having won the New England Schools Sailing Association (NESSA) Team Racing championship several times in the early 2000s, and in 2007 the team won the ISSA National High School Team Racing Championship (the Baker trophy). In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the boy's and girl's basketball teams were consistently the champions or runners-up in Class B of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) was founded in 1942 as an organization of athletic directors from preparatory schools in New England. ...

  • Fall Sports: Girls/Boys Soccer, Boys Football, Girls Field Hockey, (Instructional Crew, Sailing, Squash, and Tennis)
  • Winter Sports: Girls/Boys Basketball, Girls/Boys Squash, Girls/Boys Ice Hockey, Wrestling, (Conditioning)
  • Spring Sports: Co-ed Sailing, Girls/Boys Tennis, Girls/Boys Crew, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Boys Baseball, Girls Softball (Senoir Conditioning)

Student life

Waterfront at Tabor Academy

Tabor is primarily a boarding school that enrolls approximately 490 students. About 75 percent of those students live in dormitories on campus while the remaining 25 percent are day students who live at home and commute to the school. There are many activities for students to participate in. A few include: dances, "coffee houses", movies, trips to Boston, and various club run activities. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but they also live, amongst their peers. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...


Notes

  • Note 1: Mount Tabor is a hill in Israel, near Nazareth, believed by many to be the site of the Transfiguration of Christ

External links

  • Tabor Academy

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