The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school situated on a pastoral 110-acre campus in Greenville, Delaware, near Wilmington. Tatnall is composed of four academic divisions that enroll students from age 3 through Grade 12.

About Us

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Welcome to The Tatnall School.     

Embracing change and growth while building traditions and fostering enduring values is and has always been at the core of The Tatnall School experience. School founder Frances D. S. Tatnall herself said to a group of alumnae many years ago that, “changes are amazing and almost bewildering, yet when we come to examine them we find that there has been no change in our objectives but only a widening of our horizon in order to keep pace with the broader scope of our opportunities.” The opportunities that are available to our students in this new millennium seem almost boundless. At the same time, we need to remain mindful of our roots that serve as an anchor to keep us focused on our basic objectives, while allowing us the flexibility to explore the opportunities ahead.

As parents we all want the best for our children.  We want them to have the broadest range of options from which to choose as they invest increasingly in their own growth and development. Beyond a solid home environment and a loving family we as parents want our children to have a supportive educational community within which the best in them will be nurtured and supported.

The Tatnall School connects the dreams of every parent and the aspirations of every child. Tatnall provides an environment within which growth is stimulated and potential is nurtured.  These qualities are ignited by excellent teachers and fanned by motivated peers. Life-long bonds, critical attitudes and essential skills are forged through the sharing of a common journey under the guidance and influence of engaged, caring adults.

We invite you to learn more about our school by exploring this site.  Whether you are a current member of the Tatnall “family,” a prospective student or parent, one of our nearly 3,000 alumni returning for a cyberspace homecoming or a visitor from half a world away, Tatnall welcomes you!

Eric G. Ruoss
Headmaster

From The Headmaster

News and Notes from Eric Ruoss

Board of Trustees

Kathryn M. Fischer, President
Caroline Brown Lintner ’83, VP
Carolyn J. Walker, Secretary
Thomas P. Ferry, Treasurer
Peter W. Atwater
Kristin Finio
Cynthia A. Hewitt ’69
S. Mark Hurd
Caroline Tatnall Ketcham '58 
Elizabeth D. Maron
Stephen D. Marvin ’88
Frank J. McKelvey III
Wendy A. Owen
Mary Lu Currin Pamm ’78
Thomas C. Shea, Jr.
J. Vincent Watchorn, III ’87
Cindy Pettinaro Wilkinson '88 
David T. Woods
Terri Young