Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Tatnall's Lower School! We are proud to provide a complete educational experience for students in grades 1-5. Tatnall's Lower School is a place of exploration, self-discovery, innovation, and active learning. Students grow in their abilities as independent learners and are supported as they become accomplished readers, writers, scientists, musicians, and mathematicians. With our innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and character develoment; our students are well rounded young scholars.

Lower School Application Process

The Tatnall School considers applications for admission on a rolling basis. Beginning in November 2019, 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 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, 2020.

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  • Step 1: Inquire

    To begin the application process, please complete an online inquiry by clicking here.  Once your inquiry is processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log into your parent page. This will allow you to track your student's progress through our admissions process and complete our online application.  

    If you are applying for more than one student, please complete one inquiry.  Once you receive your parent page log in, you will be able to add additional students.
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  • Step 2: Schedule a "Hornet For A Day" Visit

    Parents will need to schedule a "Hornet For A Day" visit for their student. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to spend a full academic day with us. They will have an opportunity to meet current students, learn from our faculty and have a peek into a day in the life of a Hornet!

    Tatnall welcomes student visitors beginning October 1st. Scheduling for admissions visits begins on September 1st. Please find below a list of available dates to visit. Please select a first and second choice date and then complete the below "Hornet For a Day" inquiry form. The Office of Enrollment will follow up within two business days to confirm your child's visit.

    *If your child is a 1st grade candidate for the 2020-2021 school year, they will spend their day with their Kindergarten peers in the Early Childhood Division.

    Grades 1-5: Available Dates To Visit
    October: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
    November: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22
    December: 4, 5, 6
    January: 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31
    February: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
    March:  3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 31
    April:1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
    May: 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
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  • Step 3: Submit Your Application

    Tatnall's application process requires a completed online application, current school records and one teacher recommendation. The online application and records release form can be found on your MyTatnall parent page. For ease of reference, please click here to access the Permission for Release of Records.

    You may complete an application prior to or after your child's visit.
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  • Visit Us!

    Early Childhood and Lower School Open House
    We welcome and encourage our families to join us for the Early Childhood (PK3-K) and Lower School (Grades 1-5) Open House on Sunday, October 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet all of our administration, faculty, staff and current families, as well as, have hands on interactive experiences in both divisions. 
    To pre-register, please click here. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Private Tour
    In addition to the admissions process listed above, we welcome our families to tour our campus and meet with The Office of Enrollment. To schedule a private tour, please click here or call 302.892.4296.
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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.