New Families: Tuition & Affordability

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  • 2023 - 2024 Tuition and Fees

    PK3, 3 full-days$6,000
    PK3, 5 half-days$12,000
    PK3, 3 full-days$9,400
    PK3, 5 full-days$15,500
    PK4, 5 half-days$13,700
    PK4, 5 full-days$19,500
    Kindergarten, 5 full-days$20,980
    Grades 1-5$26,600
    Grade 6$28,000
    Grades 7-8$30,950
    Grades 9-12$33,650

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  • Additional Charges for 2023 - 2024

    While we attempt to make the tuition at Tatnall all inclusive, there are a number of charges (some optional; others
    required) that may apply to your student(s). In an effort to help you plan for the year, the following is a list of
    incidental expenses your child may incur for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have questions, please contact the
    Business Office. (Items with an * will appear on your July 1 st statement.)
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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 January 5 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 9-10 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. 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 9 and 10 who complete the application requirements below will be considered. This award will be given in amounts up to $5,000 annually. 
 
Criteria
  • A resume of outstanding academic achievement and citizenship record at current school; including, 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.

Head of School Scholarship

The Head of School Scholarship is the highest award in recognition of a student’s academic and leadership achievements and potential. This scholarship is given to a student who fully embodies the qualities outlined in both the Distinguished Scholars and Distinguished Leaders awards. This $10,000 annual scholarship is available to both new and current students entering Grade 9.

Criteria
Students who have applied for the Distinguished Leader Award will be considered for this scholarship opportunity. The review process will include school records, ERB, SSAT or ISEE scores, essay, resume of activities, and an interview for the finalists. 

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.
Families who selected the Option 3 as a payment plan will have access to FACTS through the parent enrollment portal.

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 1.1% of the tuition obligation.

Option 2: 60% of the tuition due by August 1; 40% due by December 1. A tuition deferral fee (1.5% per month) will be applied to the outstanding balance beginning August 1. Payments are made directly to Tatnall's Business Office. The Tuition Refund Plan is required with this option at the rate of 1.1% of the tuition obligation.

Option 3: Interest-free monthly payments through FACTS Management. 
  • Sign up with FACTS Management by May 1 through your SchoolAdmin parent portal enrollment checklist.
  • 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 1.1% 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.