Academics Overview

At Tower Hill, we serve children in our Threes program (Tower Tots) to grade 12. We provide an educational experience that is sequenced in a cohesive progression, taking into account not only content but the skills necessary for students to matriculate into each new course of study.  Departments lead, collaborate and create curriculum in their specific disciplines across divisions, developing not only knowledge but also skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity that prepare students for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world.
 

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  • English

    The Tower Hill English Department strives to engender a capacity for reason within every student; emphases include recognition of sound logic, comprehension of complex argument, and communication about a diverse world. The department’s longstanding values establish that a community of cooperative learners, in heterogeneous and diverse groups, develops most functionally, cultivating compassionate leadership within and among all.
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  • History

    Students develop the critical thinking skills that make up the historian’s craft. Students analyze and engage with a variety of diverse perspectives and to develop a nuanced understanding of the forces that shape our contemporary world. The rigorous and well-rounded history curriculum prepares students for global citizenship in the 21st century.
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  • Language

    The Language Department encourages the development of an inquisitive and critical mind as well as creativity in one or more languages. Our mission is to inspire cultural curiosity through a global lens that will lead to a better understanding of the nuances and ideologies that come with each language.
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  • Math

    The Tower Hill Mathematics Department is committed to providing a rigorous college-preparatory program.  The core courses offered by the department cover the major concepts and applications of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, functional analysis, and statistical analysis, as well as the underpinnings of calculus.  
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  • Science

    Scientific thinking inspires a life-long pursuit of curiosity and inquiry.  As global citizens, teachers connect science to the world. To develop scientific literacy, students solve problems and explore their knowledge through historical contexts, current issues, and future implications.
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  • Music

    The Tower Hill Music Department sees its mission as an integral part of a well-rounded, school-wide curriculum. We continue the tradition of presenting a diversity of culture and beliefs in the curriculum that encourages students to respect the heritage and beliefs of others as well as their own.
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  • Theater

    The mission of Tower Hill School’s Theater Department is to develop life skills through theater. Our K-12 students are exposed to a variety of performance intensives and opportunities that promote self-awareness and self-confidence, and develop time management and communication skills.
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  • Visual Art and Design

    The mission of the Tower Hill’s Visual Arts Department is centered on developing our students’ confidence in their creativity and ability to learn new concepts and techniques. We focus on critical thinking, visual language, productive skills, aesthetic process, and affective motivation.
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  • Library and Research

    The Middle/Upper School Library supports students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Collaboration with the learning community through age-appropriate information literacy instruction encourages our students to be lifelong users and creators of information. This collaboration is supported by a diverse collection of print and online resources for research, personal growth and enjoyment of reading.
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  • The Teaching and Learning Center

    Growth is the central tenet of the mission of the Teaching and Learning Center at Tower Hill School. Established in 2016, the Center is a resource for students and teachers who wish to maximize learning processes, address specific academic challenges, engage in best practices, seek support for learning differences or challenge themselves to achieve new levels of excellence.
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