Why Students Choose Tilden


The many reasons families choose Tilden include:

  • Bright students with ADHD or other learning differences: Often students with ADHD or other learning differences are a mismatch for classroom style learning.  Tilden helps these students shine academically and re-ignite their love of learning when taught one-to-one

  • Students with Learning Loss: Many students fell behind during the pandemic and want to get ahead with our 1-1 individualized program. At Tilden, students can move at their own pace and build a solid academic foundation

  • Gifted Students: We find that these students thrive at Tilden because they can learn at their own pace and in as much depth as they wish. All Tilden students have the opportunity to take advantage of 20 weighted Honors and 33 AP courses

  • Twice-exceptional (2E) students: We have many twice-exceptional students who benefit from acceleration in some areas combined with support in more challenging areas

  • Organization and Planning: Adolescence is a time to build these important skills.  Many students benefit from help with planning, organization and other study skills while completing their courses

  • College Eligibility: Students whose grades from previous schools do not reflect their potential or capability and want to attend college with a strong academic foundation

  • Teens with Health/Emotional Challenges: Tilden can provide an individualized program for students who are navigating health and/or emotional challenges and may have a history of extended absences and credits to make up

  • Athletes and Performers: Individuals who need flexible schedules without compromising academic quality 

  • Students at Home: Students who have not attended school for a period of time and need a personalized program to reorient back to school

  • Seamless Transition from Other Programs: Teens who are transitioning from another school or program in the middle of a semester

  • Small is Best: Teens who want a small, welcoming, and socially inclusive school environment with personalized one-to-one attention for academics

  • Social/Emotional Learning: Students who want more social opportunities while also enjoying a customized, one-to-one education

  • Early College Path: Some students choose an early college path where they can design their own education by combining community college and high school courses  

  • Visionaries: For students who have been bored with a traditional approach to learning and education, we offer the room to explore creative and unique paths to learning.  This could include credit from outside classes and experiences. We also partner with students to capture a range of interests and experiences that help them to stand apart during the college application process  

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“Tilden's administration and teachers are completely devoted to ensuring that their students learn the material in an engaging way - the one-on-one structure guarantees that students can remain focused on their work. It also helped him learn to be self-motivated, which has benefitted him in college. Thanks to Tilden, my son is now a freshman at his number one college choice and is having a fantastic year.”
Tilden Parent