• Upper School

"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 2020, 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 first round of admissions decisions will be issued in late December. 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, 2021; 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 on MyTatnall. This will allow you to track your student's progress through our admissions process and complete our online application.
  • Apply

    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 will be sent to you upon receipt of your child's application. For ease of reference, please click here to access the Permission for Release of Records and here for the ADVIS recommendation form.
    We ask that you submit these forms directly to your child’s school and ask them to email the records to admissions@tatnall.org.
  • Visit

    Tatnall Enrollment Events
    October 7 - Virtual Family Visit Day
    PK3 - Grade 12
    Join our head of school, division heads, and Tatnall community members for a virtual first look at Tatnall on Wednesday, October 7, at noon. 
    Find out why we believe that Tatnall is the best place for children of all ages to learn, to explore, and to find their voice and purpose. Register now!

    October 22 -
    Tatnall Admissions@Home: Student Athletes
    Grade 6-12
    Join Tatnall athletes, coaches, and alumni for a virtual conversation on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m. 
    Learn how athletic competition at Tatnall develops minds, builds character, and creates community. Feel the buzz of our Tatnall Hornet spirit! Register now!

    October 27 - Virtual Open House: Peek into the Classroom!
    Building Confidence, Skills, & Connections 
    Grade 6-12
    Join Middle and Upper School teachers and their students for a virtual peek into classroom lessons and projects on Tuesday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. 
    Experience the ways in which Tatnall balances challenge with support, and innovation with structure, to develop students’ academic and personal talents. Register now!

    December 3 - Tatnall Admissions@Home: Leadership & Life Beyond the Classroom
    Grade 6-12
    Join Tatnall artists, engineers, athletes, and leaders for a virtual conversation about life beyond the classroom on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. 
    Arts, athletics, clubs, and leadership opportunities are vital parts of a balanced Tatnall experience. Join us to discuss leadership and life beyond the classroom! Register now!

  • 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 and Upper School Division Head. 

    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. 

    Once your child's application is complete, the Office of Enrollment will reach out to schedule either an in-person or Zoom interview.

Schedule Your Campus Tour

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for an on-campus tour of Tatnall!

We invite families seeking Fall 2021 entry to join us for individual family tours, available after-school hours. Families must pre-register and masks are required while on campus.

If a COVID related incident prevents us from meeting you in person, we will follow up to schedule a virtual tour.