Admission Events

Hello,

We're delighted that you're exploring Tower for your child(ren). We invite you to learn about our school's mission, our academic program and our extraordinary community of learners and families by attending our admission events or beginning a conversation with a member of our admission team.

You'll also learn what our students enjoy most about their experiences at Tower. See below for two in our ”We Are Tower“ video series.

We look forward to meeting you.

Warm regards,
Reagan Kenwell, M.Ed.
Director of Admission, Pre-K–4

Mary Dailey
Director of Middle School Admission, Grades 5–8 & Director of Secondary School Counseling

One-on-One Conversations with Our Admission Team

To register, use the short form found below the event listings.

Availability Details
throughout the year

One-on-One Admissions Conversations
If you're looking for the best educational environment for your child, schedule a conversation with our Admission team. You'll have opportunities to share your goals for your child's education, ask questions about independent schools, learn about our engaging curriculum and our fully-integrated mission for students in Pre-K–Grade 8.

Schedule a conversation with our Admission Team:

Pre-K–Grade 4

Grades 5–8

throughout the year

One-on-One Affordability Conversations
We encourage all families to explore the value of a Tower education for their children, regardless of their ability to afford the entire tuition. Our robust tuition assistance program complements 529 plan use, family gifting options and need-based scholarship opportunities which can make a Tower education a reality for families across a wide economic range.   

Schedule a conversation with our Admission Team:

Pre-K–Grade 4

Grades 5–8

 

Curriculum Showcase Events, Pre-K–Grade 8

Discover the depth of our student experience by attending these virtual, evening discussions with teachers, school administrators and Tower parents. To view recordings of past events, tap the “View the Recording” button.

Date Time     (E.S.T.) Focus Details Recording
Past Event     Middle School Academics Attend an evening discussion with middle school teachers and Tower's academic administration. Learn about Tower's engaging academic program for students in grades 5–8, including the important development of critical thinking and student agency (voice), applied learning, how we engage students and define success, and meeting the needs of different types of learners. View the Recording.
Past Event     Early Childhood Education

Attend an evening discussion with teachers and administrators in Pre-K, Kindergarten and grade 1. Learn about Tower's engaging early childhood academic program, and the important development of social-emotional skills through which students build skills necessary for collaboration, problem solving and self-regulation. 

View the Recording.
On-Demand   Pre-K 

Discover Tower's active, child-centered academic program for our youngest learners, including the development of early literacy and numeracy skills. We emphasize curiosity, wonder, storytelling and joyful discovery. Each child is known and celebrated as an individual within a community of friends and eager learners. 

(This video is a Pre-K-only excerpt from our longer Early Childhood Education event recording.)

View the Recording.
Past Event   Middle School Student Life Meet middle school teachers and academic leaders to learn about student life at Tower School. You will hear about our robust and varied arts curriculum, advisory program, service learning and enrichment programs for students in grades 5–8. Be sure to meet our Athletic Director to learn about our intramural and interscholastic athletics program. View the Recording.
Past Event 6:307:30 pm Innovative and engaging curriculum, grades 2-4

Join teachers, parents and administrators in this substantive discussion about Tower's program for students in grades 2–4.
We'll focus on our innovative and creative curriculum, our faculty's approach to teaching the whole child and the ways we engage students and inspire creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. 

 

View the Recording.

Campus Tours and Conversation

To schedule your tour, click the button below and choose from the available tour times.

Date Time     (E.S.T.) Focus Details Register
5/11    

8:30–9:30am

Lower School & Middle School Campus Tour & Conversation

Join us at 8:30am for a brief welcome from our Head of School and Admissions Team before experiencing our school in person. We’ll lead you on a campus tour of our classrooms, science labs, music studio, and our visual arts wing where you’ll have opportunities to converse with teachers and step into classes in session. Outside, we’ll see what students are growing in the greenhouse and tour our outdoor learning and play spaces. 

We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your goals for your child’s education.

Past Event
12/11    

Lower School & Middle School Academics

Join us for a campus tour of our classrooms, studios, greenhouse and our outdoor facilities. Meet academic leadership team members, current middle school students and our admission team.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your goals for your children's education. 

Past Event
3/1 8:30–11:30am    Lower School & Middle School Academics & Student Life

Register in advance for a parent/student-led campus tour, step into classrooms in session, and learn about our engaging curriculum and fully-integrated mission for students in Pre-K–Grade 8.

  • 45-Minute Tours available from
    8:30-11:30am

We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your goals for your children's education. 

All tours will follow COVID-19 mitigation protocols to keep visitors and students healthy and comfortable in an indoor setting. 

Past Event

Get to Know Tower: Conversations with Tower's Head of School

Join Head of School Serena Wilkie Gifford for a virtual conversation about Tower's mission, our ambition for our students—and topics requested by attendees. Admission Directors Reagan Kenwell and Mary Dailey will offer a brief overview of the admission timeline.

To register, use the short form found below the event listings.

Date Time (E.T.) Details

12/10

 

9:00–9:30 am

 

Register below to receive the Zoom link to attend.

 

Meet Tower's Faculty during a Virtual Coffee, featuring Grade-Based Breakout Group Conversation

To register, use the short form found below the event listings.

Date Time Details
1/13 9:00–9:30am

Grab a coffee and join us on Zoom for a brief welcome by our Admission Team before joining teachers in our grade-based, informative-yet-informal breakout groups. Attendees will be invited to schedule individual or small-group campus tours during weekends or evenings.

Let us know of your interest in attending, by completing the short form found below. We'll email the link to attend.

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Hear from a Lower School Student.

Something that is hard is math—but I really like math. In school, it's my favorite thing.

Timmy

Hear from a Middle School Student.

Recitation Day will take a lot of courage because we will be speaking in front of the whole school which will be a little nerve racking, but I'm very excited.

Maty

A Video: Ambitious for Our Students