Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from 9th to 12th grade and post-graduates. The student body of 243 consists of 51 day students and 192 boarding students from 20 states and 16 countries.
The Lucian B. Hunt Library is located in Tilton Hall. The original name for the Town of Tilton (where the school is located) was Sanbornton Bridge. It was changed in 1869 to honor Major Charles E. Tilton , who had gone west 25 years earlier in the Gold Rush and returned a wealthy man. Major Tilton built his mansion (now Tilton Hall) and many of the buildings in town. He is responsible for numerous statues and parks as well as the famous arch, which still stands in Northfield, New Hampshire.
Tilton School chose Fahrenheit 451 as the 2007-2008 All School Book and has held a variety of Big Read events including lectures, discussions, and reading events for the Tilton School community. Tilton School has had an All School Book each year since 1999.