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

Upper School Program

The goal of the Upper School program is to prepare students to become capable and independent learners. We encourage students to become adept with tools and strategies — note taking, research, test preparation, effective study habits, and taking on an increased workload — that will enable them to thrive in secondary school.

The Upper School curriculum is designed to utilize students' knowledge and analytical abilities. In history, sixth graders engage in a lively debate on government during Roman times. The following year, in conjunction with their study of American history, seventh graders write an in-depth research paper on an event, theme, or person from that time. Eighth graders examine the topics of tolerance versus intolerance, prejudice, and coming-of-age through the novels The Red Pony, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Bread Givers. In Tower’s state-of-the-art science labs, students might study cell division using their own DNA or explore the laws of physics by building model roller coasters.


  • 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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