Tabor prepares for accreditation, athletics with new year

Aug 24, 2019

MARION — Tabor Academy will open its doors on Sept. 3 to new and returning students from 26 states and 21 countries from around the world. Seventeen new faculty have joined the community, as well.

Over the summer tennis courts have been resurfaced, dorm rooms repainted, and classrooms refurbished. The school has re-roofed and re-painted many of the dorms and classroom buildings along Front Street and Spring Street. Perhaps the most exciting change for the community is the opening of a new dorm, Cornelia Hall, opposite the Fire Station on Spring Street, which has allowed the school to repurpose Daggett House into use as office space.

Four faculty families will welcome twenty-five girls into the new residence on Sept. 3.

Student proctors, international students and athletes will arrive a few days early to campus for preseason sports practices, orientation, and leadership training.

“There is a lot to defend this fall in sports,” said Kerry Saltonstall, director of communications. “Our Boys’ Cross Country team will be working hard to maintain their position as the ISL League champions, while our Girls’ Soccer team will work to stay on top and win the New England Championship again this year.”

The faculty and staff have been preparing for their 10-year accreditation visit from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for over a year. Accreditation visits will take plaec at the end of September and beginning of October.