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 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.

List of 5 items.

  • 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 6th grade candidate for the 2020-2021 school year, they will spend their day with their 5th grade peers in the Lower School.

    Grades 6-8: Available Dates To Visit
    October: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    November: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 22
    December: 5, 6, 17, 18, 19
    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, 5, 6, 12, 31
    April: 1, 2, 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 two teacher recommendations (English and math). 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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  • Step 4: Student Testing

    Students applying for grades 6-8 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, they may submit those scores in lieu of sitting for the ISEE or SSAT.

    For more information and to register, please visit either ISEE or SSAT. For ease of planning, please note that The Tatnall School offers testing on our campus on the below dates;

    Saturday, November 9th: ISEE
    Saturday, November 16th: SSAT
    Saturday, December 14th: SSAT
    Saturday, January 4th: SSAT
    Saturday, February 8th: SSAT
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  • Visit Us!

    Middle and Upper School Open House
    We welcome and encourage our families to join us for the Middle (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12) Open House on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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. We also welcome you to join us after Open House for a football game.

    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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"I love 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

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.