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

Capital Gifts and Endowment Funds

Tower School's endowment is essential for the long-term stability and success of Tower School. Building the endowment is therefore a high priority for the School. Endowment gifts are gratefully received and then professionally invested to provide annual income for the School’s operating budget, financial aid, and faculty support in perpetuity. This income may also be reinvested to provide additional savings for the school. Tower is committed to long-term endowment fundraising and recently celebrated the success of the Stepping Forward campaign. These essential endowment funds ensure the school's long-term financial health.

Stepping Forward: Investing in Tower's Future

On June 30, 2014, Tower celebrated the closing of the successful endowment campaign Stepping Forward: Investing in Tower's Future. Launched in 2012, this endowment-only campaign raised over $3,700,000 from over 240 donors in support of the school’s most prized assets: people and program. Investing in the school’s endowment provides our faculty, students and program with the additional resources necessary to sustain and enhance the quality of our educational program well into the future. 

A significantly enhanced endowment helps secure Tower's position and improve our ability to continually invest in program and people by allowing Tower to:

  • Support competitive faculty compensation and benefits
  • Enhance and expand professional development opportunities and program
  • Strengthen tuition assistance program
  • Provide financial stability, strength, and flexibility to adapt to market fluctuations

Campaign donors could designate their gift among the following endowed areas or funds:

Gifts to the Tower School endowment may be of any size and may be designated for a particular purpose or to an existing named endowment fund. Please contact  Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development, at 781.631.5800 ex. 258 if you are interested in establishing a named endowment fund.

Click the image above to view the campaign brochure.

Stepping Forward
Campaign Steering Committee

Ken Chicos, Co-Chair

Gabi Rogers, Co-Chair

Edye Baker

Leila Blodgett

Meghan Burke

Jim Byrne

Bob Lang

Taylor Milner

Jim Polk

Mike Savage

Belinda Termeer






  • 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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