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 in…

  • …an evolving, balanced, and relevant curriculum that values student achievement, provides opportunities for growth, nurtures innovation, fosters lifelong learning, and ensures personal health and well-being.

  • …a community founded on the values of altruism, honesty, and respect that will enable students to discover what is “true, pure, lovely, and of good report,” as directed by the Tatnall Mission.

  • …providing a wide array of activities to give students valuable opportunities for participation and personal development.

  • …preserving a highly qualified and dynamic educational team by respecting, appreciating, and supporting our faculty and staff.

  • …close student/faculty relationships and upholding the principles of productive family involvement in our students’ education and development. 

  • …providing resources that fully support and enhance the learning environment. 

  • …supporting, respecting, and fostering a diverse school community by acknowledging, sharing, and celebrating each person’s gifts.

  • …a community that maintains and develops shared school traditions.

  • …engaging our alumni, families, and friends in the ongoing life and activities of the school and in using their skills, experiences, and resources to support the educational process.

  • …preserving and utilizing our unique natural setting and in modeling environmental sustainability. 

  • …fostering global awareness. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Tatnall School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and ancestry to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.