Tower School sits on 8 acres of land in an historic seaside town north of Boston. Our school campus includes thoughtfully-designed, age-appropriate spaces for exciting learning and play. We invite you to visit Tower to experience our campus. Additional information is available below for items indicated with an *.
|3 science labs||clean, bright classrooms for Pre-K-8|
|2 music studios||an upper school student commons|
|2 visual arts studios||1 sustainable turf field*|
|1 woodworking studio||2 natural grass play areas*|
|2 extended day rooms||2 playgrounds*|
|1 kitchen classroom||1 greenhouse (opens: Jan 2020)*|
|1 swimming pool||1 set of raised garden beds*|
|1 gymnasium||1 outdoor classroom*|
|1 student art gallery||1 outdoor community gathering space*|
|1 library,||Head of School House|
|1 performing arts center||campus wetlands and woods|
|3 Spanish language classrooms||easy access to Salem Harbor for coastal studies|
A transformative gift, designated for the installation of a turf field at Tower, enabled the School to design a premiere outdoor environment to enhance Tower’s athletic, physical education and science programs. The Backyard, as it is known, includes a turf field, two new playgrounds, a teaching garden with a greenhouse and raised garden beds, an outdoor classroom adjacent to the wetlands, and a community gathering space.
Our backyard provides authentic learning opportunities for students, in preparation for their roles as contributing global citizens.
A turf playing field provides weather-resistant athletic space for games and practices as well as recess. The turf field maximize playing time for teams and extend recess time for students. Additionally, Marblehead youth athletic programs benefits from access to a second turf field, giving hundreds of children a dependable field for play, even following inclement weather.
The new turf field and underlay align with our commitment to sustainability—all materials are recyclable or compostable. Brock, a company based in Colorado, manufactures the recyclable shock pad and farms the compostable wood infill for the turf. BrockFILL is made in the USA from a species of southern pine that is grown, harvested, and replanted in continuous cycles, making it ideal for a sustainable, renewable, organic infill product.
Two newly designed playgrounds for students enhances experiential learning. Through joyful, imaginative play and physical activity, children learn about fairness, negotiation, creative thinking and problem solving within a group.
A teaching garden, including a greenhouse and raised garden beds, create living laboratories for students, cultivate community partnerships through sustainable and equitable food initiatives, and equip students with important skills that strengthen learning such as observation, inquiry, the use of scientific tools, the ability to think systematically about how the world works, and the strengthening of solution-based work.
The outdoor classroom provides ready access to the wetlands and woods to observe and discuss systems and environmental science.
A community gathering space defined by the creation of a raised terrace in front of the greenhouse, is be used for assemblies, community events for families, and school-wide events such as Closing Exercises.