• Middle School

"I loved the freedom to ask questions and share your opinions in the Tatnall Middle School. The teachers make the students feel comfortable in their environment."

Genevieve Echternach


Welcome to Tatnall's Middle School, where we help our students build confidence and character! Students in grades 6-8 engage with a curriculum that balances challenge with support and innovation with structure, to meet students' rapidly evolving personal and academic talents. Through our dynamic teachers, interdisciplinary learning experiences, and various co-curricular activities, the Middle School at Tatnall builds confidence, helps students make connections, and cultivates a vibrant community of learners!

Middle School Admissions 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.

List of 5 items.

  • 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, two teacher recommendations (English and math), and Admissions Interview. Student will also need to sit for either the ISEE or SSAT exam. 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 & Interview
    Once applied, candidates will be able to register for a student visit and interview. The option to schedule this Hornet for a Day visit will be available in your parent portal checklist. These visits will begin on October 4th and will be offered through May.
  • Visit

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

  • Test

    Students applying for grades 6-12 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) OR the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
    *Candidates who currently attend an independent school, where ERB test scores are available, may submit those scores in lieu of sitting for the ISEE or SSAT.

    For more information on these exams and how to register, please visit either ISEE or SSAT
  • Interview

    All candidates for grades 6-12 will be asked to interview with the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn more about your child and for your child to ask questions to get to know our Tatnall community even more. 

    During the Fall through Spring enrollment cycle, the interview will take place during your child's Hornet for a Day visit. An application is required to schedule a Hornet for a Day visit.