New 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. 

Prospective families should complete a Personal Financial Statement (PFS) through the SSS website during the application process in order to be considered for a financial aid grant. Our priority deadline is December 15 of each year, as the majority of enrollment and financial decisions are made in January; however, we do accept financial and admissions applications on a rolling basis thereafter.

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 New Families
To be considered for a merit award, students applying to grades 6-10 must submit a completed admission application by the January early action deadline. No separate application is necessary to be considered. All merit award decisions are based on academic and applicant information at the time of applying. Tatnall offers two merit awards. Their requirements can be found below. 

Students cannot appeal their merit award decisions and Tatnall does not match award offers from other institutions.

Tatnall Distinguished Scholars

These financial awards recognize academic excellence. All new students applying to the 9th or 10th grades who score above the 90th percentile on ERB, SSAT, or ISEE tests will qualify for an award in the amount of $2,500 annually. This award has the potential to increase based upon students’ transcripts, teacher recommendations, and the admissions interview. No additional application materials are required. The selection committee carefully reviews the entire application of each early action deadline applicant. 
 
Criteria
  • 90th percentile on ERB, SSAT, or ISEE  in at least two categories (quantitative reasoning, mathematics achievement, verbal reasoning, and reading comprehension)
  • Outstanding academic achievement and citizenship record at current school

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.  All students applying to grades 6 - 10 will be considered through the admissions process.  This award will be given in amounts up to $5,000 annually. 
 
Criteria
  • Outstanding academic achievement and citizenship record at current school
  • Extracurricular activities and positive contributions to the school community and the broader community
  • Essay: 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.