• 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 through 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 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.

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  • 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
    We require all applicants to visit and interview with our Director of Enrollment and Financial Assistance. An application is not required to schedule a Hornet for a Day visit. These visits will begin on October 4th and will be offered through May. Please click here to register now.
  • Visit

    Upper School Parent Tours
    We invite interested families to join us for a tour of Tatnall's Upper 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 not required to schedule a Hornet for a Day visit. These visits will begin on October 4th and will be offered through May. Please click here to register now.