“When moving to Delaware from France, and choosing a school for my children, Tatnall was an easy decision because of the warm, welcoming feeling I received. I’ve never seen a better school than Tatnall. I wish we had a Tatnall in Switzerland.” 

Iplicki Family

International Student Program 
Our International Student Program is a critical part of Tatnall's mission. Each year, we welcome a select group of new and returning students into our Upper School program. Our program is purposefully small to ensure a personal experience.
Admissions Process
  • The best way for a family, student, guardian, or agent to initiate the Tatnall admissions process is to complete an “inquiry” by clicking here
  • The online inquiry form will allow you to schedule a campus visit or a virtual information session with the Director of Enrollment.
  • International Students seeking a Tatnall high school diploma may apply for grades 9 or 10. International Students seeking a cultural immersion for one term only may apply for grades 9, 10, or 11.  To apply now, please click here or log into your SchoolAdmin profile to complete the online application. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • The applicant’s current school (or agency) must send the English and Math teacher recommendations, transcript, and standardized testing directly to Tatnall. (All materials must be translated into English)
  • Applicants to Grades 9 or 10 usually spend a full day visiting our Upper School. For students who cannot travel to campus, a Zoom information session and interview will be arranged.
  • The admissions process for international applicants for Grades 9-10 includes an assessment of the student’s English proficiency as measured by the TOEFL (or SLEP) and academic achievement as measured by the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT.  Test results should be uploaded to the parent portal and should be within the last 12 - 14 months.
  • The Enrollment Office confirms receipt of the application and all supplementary materials through email.
  • The Admission Committee reviews the application and makes an admission decision based on an applicant’s academic ability and student record first and foremost.  As in the case of domestic applications, the Committee also considers the applicant’s ability to meet graduation requirements such as community service and athletic participation in two sports per year. An applicant’s engagement in the arts, other co-curricular activities, school citizenship, and conduct are also significant factors in the admission decision.
  • If an applicant is accepted, a decision is communicated by email to the student and family and to the agency if the student is working through an agency.
  • The family will receive the acceptance letter and enrollment contract through email, and they must sign and submit a 10% enrollment deposit within two weeks of receipt.
  • The student’s agency will take the lead in identifying a host family and will share all relevant information with The Tatnall Office of Enrollment. The host family will be included in all-school and Upper School emails and communications.
  • Upper School Tuition 2022-23: $32,680
    International Student Fee: $3,000 (diploma-seeking students only)
  • If a student enrolls, submits the required paperwork, and shows proof of funds to cover tuition and other fees, then Tatnall creates the Form I-20 with the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Tatnall then sends the Form I-20 to the student and family so they can apply for an F-1 visa in their home country. The F-1 visa enables nonimmigrant students to attend The Tatnall School. 
  • A student’s native country decides the student’s visa status. If awarded an F-1 visa by the consulate in their country, the student then makes travel arrangements to arrive in Delaware in time for their first required school activity (pre-season sports, orientation, classes, etc.).