High School Programs

Tilden’s High School offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in a reciprocal learning experience with their instructors. Many students who come to Tilden have had a difficult academic and/or social experience at their previous public or private school, and have lost their love of learning and confidence as a result.

At Tilden, we meet each student where they are, acknowledge what they've experienced, but also find out their strengths and what they love to do. We then use a strengths-based approach to teaching and learning. In doing so, we build an individualized college preparatory program that supports school engagement, high school graduation, the college transition, and life in general! For students that need extra support we have a Director of Special Education on-site who works with students, teachers, and families to support each student's educational plan. Moreover, we have ample and rich partnerships with educational and youth organizations that support neurodiverse students for resource and referral purposes if needed.

Let's not forget the social aspect of high school! While at Tilden students have ample opportunities to socialize with peers like any other small private high schools. Social activities and events are offered through the year and are often student led and driven.


Tilden Preparatory School offers a variety of programs and classes to suit the varying needs of our community. Click on a program listing below to learn more about each. Tilden always offers customized flexible scheduling and one-to-one personalized learning.

“Our son went from being self conscious, lacking confidence, and getting average and below average grades to getting straight A's in just one semester. … long story short, he is transformed. He has greater confidence, and after his first day at Tilden, he said he can see himself loving school again. The one-on-one learning is perfect for our son. His lowest grade was an A-!”
Tilden Parent