An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

2017-2018 Tuition  

Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten: $17,000 

Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten: $24,000
Kindergarten-Grade 5:  $29,200
Grades 6-8: $32,860

Tuition covers all school supplies, books, iPads for every student in grades 3-8, curriculum materials, field trips, class trips, morning snack, drama, athletics and athletic uniforms. School bus transportation from Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott and Salem is provided at no additional cost. 

Tuition Assistance

Our need-based tuition assistance program is designed to assist a wide range of families and we encourage you to consider Tower regardless of whether you can afford the entire tuition. Admission decisions are made separately from tuition assistance decisions.

Over 30% of the students at Tower receive tuition assistance. During the 2016-2017 school year, Tower will provide more than $1.5 million in assistance to the families of 90 students. The average grant is approximately $18,000 per student. 

In determining a family's need for assistance, Tower employs the methods and formulas established by the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Parents who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at 

Parents may begin the application process as early as November 1, 2016. All documents must be received by SSS on or before February 1, 2017, to be considered for March notification.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

Please follow the instructions below to apply for Tuition Assistance. If you have any questions, contact Dean Sidell, Tower School's Business Manager.

1. Visit NAIS/SSS online, and complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS).
Tower School's Code for SSS is 7696.
Questions? Contact the Customer Service Center for Parents at 800.344.8328, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm. 

2. Gather the following forms:
2016 W-2 forms for both parents, and
2016 Tax Return (include all schedules).
If your 2016 taxes are not complete, please use your 2015 return. Tuition assistance grants will be finalized when we receive your 2016 tax return.

3. Mail copies of all forms to one of the following addresses: 

USPS mail:
P.O. Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368

Overnight Mail:
SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center
437 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021

The standard application deadline for Tuition Assistance is February 1, 2017. Applications received after this time will be considered when complete.

Tuition Payment Options

Families may choose one of the following payment options:
Plan 1: Payment in full
Plan 2: Four quarterly payments due June 1, September 1, December 1, and March 1
Plan 3: Ten monthly payments June 1- March 1

Click here to learn more about tuition assistance levels for which your family might qualify.


  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.




Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.




Experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day at Tower. Tour our campus, visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Contact Reagan Kenwell, our Director of Admission, at




We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.




Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.




Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!




Welcome to My Tower.

We've included information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.



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