Current Families: Tuition & Affordability

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  • 2021 - 2022 Tuition and Fees

    PK3, 3 full-days$8,850
    PK3, 5 half-days$11,310
    PK3, 5 full-days$14,750
    PK4, 5 half-days$13,870
    PK4, 5 full-days$19,980
    Kindergarten, 5 full-days$19,980
    Grades 1-5$25,340
    Grade 6$26,310
    Grades 7-8$29,900
    Grades 9-12$31,730

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  • Additional Charges for 2021-2022

    While we attempt to make the tuition at Tatnall all-inclusive, an annual incidentals fee of $100 covers routine field trips, yearbook, technology fees, and dues. In an effort to help you plan for the year, the following is a list of additional expenses your child may incur during the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.
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Financial Assistance

The Tatnall School is committed to ensuring that an excellent independent education is accessible to as many qualified students as possible. Tatnall partners with School and Student Services (SSS) through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to analyze a family’s eligibility for tuition assistance. Tatnall's financial aid grants are based on demonstrated financial need without regard to gender, race, religion, or ethnicity. 

Returning families should complete their Personal Financial Statement (PFS) by December 15th of each academic year.

To complete an SSS application, please click here. Tatnall's school code for SSS is 7624.

Merit Awards

The Tatnall School is dedicated to having the most talented, dynamic, and diverse students, and we offer generous merit awards. These competitive grants are based on past academic performance and potential to excel at Tatnall, not financial need.

Merit awards provide financial grants to some of Tatnall’s most talented students. These grants are awarded automatically to select qualified recipients, and they will be notified at the same time as their admission decision. Students cannot appeal their merit award decisions and Tatnall does not match award offers from other institutions.

Eligibility for Current Families
Current Tatnall students have the opportunity to apply for two merit awards. Requirements for each can be found below.

Tatnall Distinguished Scholars

These financial awards recognize academic excellence for students entering grade 9, who score above the 90th percentile on the ERB. Students qualifying for this award will receive a grant of up to $2,500. No application is necessary.

Criteria
  • 90th percentile on ERB in at least two categories (quantitative reasoning, mathematics achievement, verbal reasoning, and reading comprehension)
  • Outstanding academic standing and citizenship record
Award recipients in good academic standing and actively involved in the life of the school will carry the scholarship throughout the completion of their time at Tatnall.

Tatnall Distinguished Leaders

These financial awards recognize students who exhibit the personal qualities that are central to The Tatnall School’s Mission and Beliefs: intellectual curiosity, honesty, compassion, and a dedication to building a more inclusive, thriving, and loving community. Students entering grades 9 - 11 can apply for this award which will be given in amounts up to $5,000 annually. 

Students may apply for this award by submitting a written essay to the Admissions Office by February 15. The selection process includes an interview with admissions staff and a review of academic records. 
 
Criteria
  • Outstanding academic achievement and citizenship record at Tatnall
  • Extracurricular activities and positive contributions to the school community and the broader community
  • Essay requirement: In a well-organized, double-spaced essay of one-to-two pages submitted to admissions@tatnall.org
    • Describe one experience that demonstrates your leadership, creativity, and perseverance, or
    • Describe what is required to build a more inclusive, thriving, and loving community.
Award recipients in good academic standing and actively involved in the life of the school will carry the scholarship throughout the completion of their time at Tatnall.

Payment Options

We offer several options to provide families flexibility in determining the payment plan that best meets their needs. Payment plans are managed by Tatnall or by FACTS Management.

Option 1: Payment of full tuition due on or before August 1 to Tatnall's Business Office. The Tuition Refund Plan is optional at the rate of 0.85% of the tuition obligation.

Option 2: 60% of the tuition due by August 1; 40% due by December 1. Payments are made directly to Tatnall's Business Office. The Tuition Refund Plan is required with this option at the rate of 0.85% of the tuition obligation.

Option 3: Interest-free monthly payments through FACTS Management. 
  • Sign up with FACTS Management by May 1
  • Arrange for 10 equal monthly payments from May to February
  • Make automatic bank payments from your checking or savings account 
  • The Tuition Refund Plan is required at the rate of 0.85% of the tuition obligation
To read more about the Tuition Refund Plan, please click here.
To read more about FACTS, please click here.

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.