"Anna had a wonderful kindergarten experience! I feel she has 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 November 2021, once a family completes the application process, the Committee will review all materials, including Financial Aid applications, and communicate the admission and financial aid decision. The first round of admissions decisions will be issued in late December. 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, 2022; however, we continue to work on rolling admissions basis after this date.


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  • Inquire

    To begin the application process, please complete an online inquiry by clicking here.
  • Apply

    Tatnall's application process requires a completed online application, current school records, and a teacher recommendation (if your child is currently enrolled in a preschool program). 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 and have them email the records to admissions@tatnall.org.
  • Visit Tatnall

    Tatnall Tour & Learn: Early Childhood & Lower School
    Friday, October 29
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    We welcome early childhood and lower school prospective families (Grades PK3 - 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. Please stay and join us to celebrate the fall season with a Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m.
    Click here to register now.

    Zoom with Early Childhood & Lower School: Virtual Open House
    Tuesday, November 16
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Please virtually join us for a Zoom panel for parents interested in Early Childhood and Lower School (Grades PK3 - 5). You will have the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and speak with the administration, faculty, and current parents. 
    Click here to register now.

    Early Childhood 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.

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.