• 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 2021, 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, 2022; however, we continue to work on rolling admissions basis after this date.


List of 5 items.

  • Inquire

    To begin the application process, please complete an online inquiry by clicking here.
  • Apply

    Tatnall's application process requires a completed online application, current school records and two teacher recommendations (English and math). 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 and have them email the records to admissions@tatnall.org.
  • Visit

    Zoom with Upper School: Virtual Open House
    November 3, 2021
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Please virtually join us for a Zoom panel for parents interested in Middle and Upper School (Grades 9 - 12). You will have the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and speak with the administration, faculty, and current parents. 
    Click here to register now.

    Tatnall Tour & Learn: Morning Open House of Middle and Upper School (Grades 6-12)
    We welcome and encourage families to join us for our Morning Open House for Middle and Upper School (Grades 6-12). This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our students, the administration, and current parents, as well as, tour our campus during the school day.
    Session II: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Limited availability. Click here to register now.
    Tatnall Tour & Learn: Morning Open House of Middle and Upper School (Grades 6-12)
    We welcome and encourage families to join us for our Morning Open House for Middle and Upper School (Grades 6-12). This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our students, the administration, and current parents, as well as, tour our campus during the school day.
    Session III: Thursday, December 9, 2021
    8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Limited availability. Click here to register now.

    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.

    Tatnall will be hosting entrance exams on the following dates. You are welcome to register for our site or any preferred location.

    SSAT: November 13, 2021
    ISEE: December 4, 2021
    SSAT: February 26, 2022

    8th Grade ISEE/SSAT 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.
    Sunday, September 26, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Tatnall School
    AND
    Sunday, October 17, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Tatnall School
     
    Cost: $120 and includes two sessions of:
    Instruction by Tatnall faculty
    Verbal & Reading Review
    Mathematics Review
    Test-taking skills & strategies
    All study materials
    Lunch
    To register now, please click here to create or sign into your SchoolAdmin account. Then navigate to "8th Grade Prep Course" in your checklist.
  • 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.

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.