"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

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.

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.

    Grades 9-12: Available Dates To Visit
    October: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    November: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
    December: 4, , 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, 10, 11, 12, 31
    April: 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
    May: 1, 5, 6, 7, 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 9-12 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. 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

    Tatnall's 8th Grade Prep Course
    The Tatnall School offers a Prep Course for the ISEE/SSAT entrance exams for 8th grade students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to ease their concerns about the exam by working with our faculty to examine the format and type of questions they will encounter, as well as, learn and practice test taking strategies for all sections of the exam. To register now, please click here.

    Sunday, September 29, 2019
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Tatnall School
    Sunday, November 3, 2019
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Tatnall School
    Cost: $120
    Instruction by Tatnall faculty
    Verbal & Reading Review
    Mathematics Review
    Test taking skills & strategies
    All study materials
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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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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.