"Tatnall stands at the unique intersection of being a small environment with immense resources. This distinct advantage is what enables students like me to be a Varsity Captain, lead the environmental club, participate in Student Government, earn Science Olympiad state-recognition, and take a rigorous course-load. Not only is this type of engagement allowed, it is encouraged by the school to foster the curiosity and experiences students will need in the 21st century."

- Zachary Narimanian '20

Upper School Welcome

Welcome to Tatnall's Upper School, where leadership and active learning is embedded in Tatnall's rigorous college preparatory program. Built upon intellectual inquiry, interdisciplinary learning, and collaborative innovation the program provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves in 29 AP and Honors courses while serving as exemplars of scholarship and character to the rest of the school. With a balance of academics, athletics and arts at the heart of all that we do at Tatnall, our graduates are well prepared to take on the world!

Upper 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; 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.  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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  • 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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  • Student Testing (currently waived)

    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, 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

    We do offer an alternate SSAT testing date on the first Thursday of March and April. 

    Please find below our next available dates and the code you will need to register for each particular exam. Once you know which test you would like to register for, click here to register directly through SSAT.

    Thursday, March 5th: Access Code: 5U-4C5N-1C7U

    Thursday, April 2nd: Access Code: 5W-4D5C-1N8V

    On the Day of the Test
    Each of the alternate tests will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. at The Tatnall School. Expected dismissal will be 5:15 p.m. If a student has extra time (which must be approved by SSAT at the time of registration), the expected dismissal will be 6:15 pm. The Office of Enrollment will send you a reminder of your registration with confirmation details the week prior to the exam date. 
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  • Visit Us!

    Private Tour
    We welcome our families to tour our campus and meet with The Office of Enrollment. To schedule a private tour, please email admissions@tatnall.org.
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Schedule Your Campus Tour

Please email admissions@tatnall.org to schedule your tour now!