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Head of School, Serena Wilkie Gifford with Kindergarten students

Hello and welcome.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about our unique academic approach and the close-knit school community that set Tower apart as an outstanding Pre-K–8 independent school for children on the North Shore. Tower students are eager to come to school every day and it is here that they develop confidence in themselves and an enduring love of learning.

Tower is a school that embraces childhood and the inherent joys that come with it. The teachers’ deep understanding of child development informs our multidisciplinary pedagogic approach. Here, we:

  • initiate opportunities to excel that engage and motivate children throughout the learning process, 

  • emphasize creativity and risk-taking, believing that children are at their best in an environment where both success and struggle are understood to be vital components of learning and growing, and

  • celebrate as children apply themselves in ways that reflect their individual interests and talents. 

At Tower, we establish a sense of belonging. Our school is well-known for its community-minded philosophy, both in our comprehensive support of children academically, socially and emotionally and in our collective efforts to have a meaningful impact beyond our campus. Tower families are known and needed and likewise, our students and faculty are inspired to know and meet the needs of others in a partnership of mutual respect and advocacy. 

We invite you to visit our Marblehead campus to experience Tower School in person. To schedule a visit, please contact our Admissions Team.

Warm regards,

Serena Wilkie Gifford
Tower School's Head of School

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Tower's emphasis on Character & Confidence gives children and adolescents the skills to thrive—as students, leaders, and citizens.

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