Our Mission

"Tatnall is not just a school. It's a way of life." - Frances D.S. Tatnall
Within this context, our mission is to provide our students with an excellent college preparatory education in a family atmosphere. At Tatnall, a caring faculty creates an environment which nurtures curiosity and encourages students to grow in maturity and self-esteem. In their concern for the total individual, our faculty recognizes and respects each student’s unique intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs and gifts. A Tatnall graduate is prepared to succeed as a college or university student and to assume the important role of a responsible member of society in all its diversity.

Our Promise

At Tatnall, we inspire students to explore and excel so they can engage the world with courage, intelligence, passion, and purpose. We provide a strong, balanced foundation with exceptional academics, outstanding athletics, unparalleled arts, and authentic relationships. We develop minds, build character, and create community – one student at a time. 

Our Beliefs

At The Tatnall School, we believe that:

  • Providing an evolving, balanced, and relevant curriculum that values student achievement creates opportunities for growth, nurtures innovation, fosters lifelong learning, and ensures personal health and well-being
  • Maintaining a community founded on the values of altruism, honesty, and respect enables students to discover what is “true, pure, lovely, and of good report,” as directed by the Tatnall Mission
  • Offering a wide array of activities gives students valuable opportunities for participation and personal development
  • Respecting, appreciating, and supporting our faculty and staff preserves a highly qualified and dynamic educational team
  • Establishing authentic student/faculty relationships upholds the principles of productive family involvement in our students’ education and development
  • Providing sufficient resources supports and enhances the learning environment
  • Acknowledging, encouraging, and celebrating each person’s gifts fosters a diverse school community
  • Developing and maintaining shared school traditions strengthens our community
  • Engaging our alumni, families, and friends in the ongoing activities of the school and using their skills, experiences, and resources supports the educational process
  • Preserving and enjoying our unique natural setting highlights the importance of environmental sustainability
  • Fostering global awareness prepares our students to succeed

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Tatnall School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.