School Details

Tower School

75 W Shore Dr, Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-5800

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 & ungraded 318 students 7 student/teacher

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About this school

Tower School is a private middle school in Marblehead. 318 students go to Tower School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Tower School is 7:1. Marblehead Veterans Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% %
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children graduated from Tower and thrived in high school. They had the discipline to work hard the confidence to advocate for themselves and truly liked going to school. Tower's program is challenging but it is warm and nurturing unlike some of the other schools in the area. Kids put enough stress on themselves why add to it by picking a school that is too rigid. Tower teachers are fantastic and it is small enough that every child is known.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children at Tower and so far their experiences have exceeded our expectations. My kids are eager to go to school each day love their teachers and report back with excitement about the work they're doing in class. I've found the communication between the school and families to be excellent -- they value what parents have to say and how we can contribute to the life of the school. So far so very happy!

  • (2 years ago)

    THIS IS A CLOSED DOOR POLICY SCHOOL-any school that has a closed door policy I would be afraid to send my daugther and son to. We sent our kids there for three years and took them all out when we were told there was lots of problems with our son in K program...imagine problems in Kindergarden? When we asked if we could go in to the class and see what the problem could be the teacher told us that is not possible .We dont allow that. We found out that the teacher was bullying my son so we deceided to remove all of kids. We are very happy now in our new school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love Tower School! My daughter was shy when she started she didn't speak for a month the school was patient and caring and worked to build her confidence and give her the support she needed. They have a wonderful program where older kids become buddies for the younger kids help them with their work and forge long lasting relationships. My daughter is now thriving speaking in assembly doing plays and excelling in her academics. She cant wait to go to school in the morning.The curriculum is excellent. The investment in small classes and great teachers for us insures that she is building a strong foundation and great learning habits. As a private school they do not have to tolerate terribly disruptive kids which means the teachers can teach and not take the majority of their time trying to maintain control this means my child gets a great education. I suspect that the person who says Tower doesn't tolerate boys had one of those disruptive kids. My daughters grade has as many boys as girls and they are all great kids and they all love Tower.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great my children love tower! They enjoy every second of it. the staff students and generally even the school is great!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children enrolled at Tower School and couldn t be happier. The administration and faculty really know each child and my children do enjoy going to school every day. My youngest is in the lower school where he is not only challenged academically but is also surrounded friends who even at this early age show each other respect. My oldest child is middle school. I have to say the program is excellent. It is challenging academically while also including many art programs. Every school should model itself after Tower.

  • (4 years ago)

    We switched our two children from public school to Tower School this fall and could not be happier. I feel like my children have gone from a black and white education to color. It is a small school where all the staff get to know the students and their families. The small class sizes and work groups mean that each child gets lots of individual attention and different learning styles are well accommodated.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academics at this school are a little more challenging than the local public school. This school has dedicated teachers and offers many extra curricula activities for students. They have many sports teams. There is a high concentration onthe arts. The parents are Tower are extremely involved and helpful! A beautiful facility and a great place for a child to get an education.

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