We are an independent private school in North East, Maryland
The Tome School is an independent, coeducational, K-12 college preparatory school founded in 1889 by Port Deposit philanthropist Jacob Tome. High standards in academics and personal behavior, a challenging curriculum, and a dedicated, caring faculty are the backbone of our rigorous academic program.
Tome continues to be true to its mission of providing a quality education at an affordable cost to students in the tri-state area. Tome keeps tuition significantly lower than other independent schools, partly because of the substantial funding from The Jacob Tome Institute and partly because of parental assistance. Volunteer efforts by Tome families help keep tuition increases to a minimum. We currently have 455 students in grades K-12 with maximum class sizes of 14 in kindergarten, 20 in grades 1-8, and 25 in grades 9-12.
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The Tome curriculum is designed to provide a broad liberal arts background, sufficient to meet the requirements of any college or university a student may choose to attend.
Mission and Philosophy
The Tome School “will embrace every grade from kindergarten to and through high school studies” where “young people may obtain proper preparation for the varied and important work of life.”
Tuition and Assistance
Need-based tuition assistance is available. Approximately one third of Tome School students receive some level of assistance.