"Anna had a wonderful kindergarten experience! She built a solid foundation both academically and socially. We are grateful that Tatnall provides so many unique opportunities. Thank you for everything you do each and every day."

-The Morgenstern Family

Early Childhood Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Program at The Tatnall School! We are proud to provide a complete educational experience for students in PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten. A Tatnall education balances character development with active exploration to encourage kind, thoughtful, curious individuals. Tatnall's Early Childhood Approach includes;

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum in language arts, math, science, and global studies
  • Learning balances structured instruction with exploration and discovery
  • Small and whole-group instruction to enrich and support every child
  • Responsive classroom approach at all grade levels
  • Emotional intelligence curriculum and public speaking practice
  • Outdoor learning and play every day

Early Childhood Application Process

The Tatnall School considers applications for admission on a rolling basis. Beginning in December 2022, once a family completes the application process, the Committee will review all materials, including Financial Aid applications (if applicable), and communicate the admission and financial aid decision. The first round of admissions decisions will be issued in January. The decision package will include information regarding the time frame for family response to secure students' enrollment. 

In addition, please keep in mind that the majority of admission decisions occur in January and February. It is recommended that all admission application materials and Financial Aid applications for prospective students be completed by February 1, 2023; however, we continue to work on rolling admissions basis after this date.

Please find below the admissions process. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Enrollment at 302-892-4285.


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  • Inquire

    To begin the application process, please complete an online inquiry by clicking here. The inquiry allows us to get to know your child and family better.

    The Office of Enrollment will follow up with you within two business days and include you in a weekly Admissions newsletter to keep you informed about Tatnall and the application process.
  • Apply

    Tatnall's application process requires a completed online application, current school records, a teacher recommendation (if your child is currently enrolled in a preschool program), and a student visit/developmental assessment by the Head of Early Childhood. To apply now, click here.

    The record's release will become available to you upon submitting your child's application. Once available, we ask that you submit these forms directly to your child's school. They will be able to electronically submit them to your child's portal.

    Student Visit & Developmental Assessment
    Once applied, candidates will be able to register for a student visit and developmental assessment. The option to schedule this will be available in your parent portal checklist. PK3 candidates will register for a Playgroup and PK4 and Kindergarten candidates will register for a Hornet for a Day visit. These visits will begin on November 2nd and be offered through May.


  • Visit Tatnall

    Busy Bees
    Wednesday, October 12, 19 and 26 from 9 - 10 a.m. 
    Tatnall's Early Childhood (PK3-Kindergarten) invites children ages 2-4 and their families for an hour of creation, exploration, and education. You are welcome to join us for one or all of these sessions.
    Click here to register now.

    Early Childhood & Lower School Tour and Learn
    Thursday, October 20 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    We welcome early childhood and lower school prospective families (PK3 - Grade 5) to join us for a mini open house where you will be able to tour our campus and connect with current faculty and parents.
    Click here to register now.

    Early Ch
    ildhood Parent Tours
    We invite interested families to join us for a tour of Tatnall's Early Childhood. Please click here to schedule your tour. You are also welcome to email admissions@tatnall.org or call (302) 892-4285.