Enrollment Office

Meet Your Enrollment Team!

Deanna Bocchetti
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
(302) 892-4323

Alissa J. McGrisken
Associate Director of
Enrollment and Financial Aid
(302) 892-4296

Pam Brice
Admissions Associate
(302) 892-4285

Shannon Curtis
Administrative Coordinator
(302) 892-4324

Admissions Blog

The Office of Enrollment at The Tatnall School hopes to provide you insight into the admissions, financial and onboarding process by providing tips and tricks through a blog platform. Our goal is to ease your worries and help you sail through the process, which can seem a bit tricky to navigate at times. To register for our blog updates, please click here.

If you have any questions throughout the application process, please feel free to reach out to The Office of Enrollment. We are here to support you and your family!

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  • Registering for the Entrance Exam

    The Tatnall School requires all students applying for grades 6-12, to take either the ISEE or SSAT entrance exam. If your child is interested in multiple schools, it may become confusing regarding which exam they have to take for which school. The number one question we receive is whether or not it is possible to take one exam for multiple schools.

    What if we are applying to multiple schools?
    If your child is applying to another private school, they likely accept the ISEE or SSAT; thus, when registering for one of these exams, you may list multiple schools to receive the score report. In this case, they do not need to sit for the same exam in multiple locations!

    If your child is applying to a catholic high school, they will have to take the HSPT. There are four Catholic high schools that share exam results, so be sure to check in with each school about their requirements before registering. If your child is applying to a catholic private school or a charter school, it is likely that each of those schools have their own exams. Thus, depending upon your child’s list of schools, they may end up sitting for multiple exams.

    Tatnall Registration Dates & Instructions
    The ISEE is offered at The Tatnall School on Saturday, November 9th. Click here to register for the exam through ISEE.

    The SSAT is offered at The Tatnall School on all of the below dates. Click here to register for the exam through SSAT. For more information on the SSAT, click here to view "SSAT At A Glance."
    Saturday, November 16th
    Saturday, December 14th
    Saturday, January 4th
    Saturday, February 8th

    *If your family is in need of a fee-waiver for either of these exams, please contact admissions@tatnall.org with your fee-waiver request.

    Testing Accommodations
    If your child has a documented learning difference that requires special accommodations, please be sure to note this at the time of registration for both the ISEE and SSAT. You will NOT be able to make changes after registering. Testing accommodation requests will need to be approved by ISEE and SSAT during the registration process. 

    Preparing for the Exam
    Please note that your child’s education thus far, has prepared them for both the ISEE and SSAT. However, to help ease your worries, both ISEE and SSAT offer on-line resources to help your child get acclimated with the type of questions they will encounter and the format of the exam. Please click the links below for each respective exam, in order to access those on-line resources.

    Tatnall’s Prep Course
    The Tatnall School has also designed a prep course to help students applying for the 9th grade. Our prep course was developed to ease our prospective students worries by having them be in our school, with our faculty, in advance of the exam; to help them get acquainted with the language and structure of the test. The course was developed for the sole purpose of supporting your child as they prepare for the exam.
    If your child is interested in our prep course, we have limited space available for our two-day course taking place on Sunday, September 29th AND Sunday, November 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and all materials will be provided in the $120 course fee. If you are interested in signing up, please click here for more details.

    Please feel free to reach out to The Office of Enrollment with any questions regarding registering for the ISEE or SSAT. We are here to support your family!
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The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.