Cultivating Creativity and Expression

Research confirms what Tatnall has known for decades: involvement in the arts leads to scholastic, developmental, and cultural growth. Our award-winning, nationally-recognized arts program, gives students countless opportunities to explore their unique creative talents through music, theatre, and fine arts and empowers them to explore new mediums and forms of expression.

An integral part of the Tatnall experience, the arts curriculum spans the curriculum at every level, giving each student, no matter their age, a chance to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts. Whether they’re creating 3-D sculptures in the Early Childhood art classroom, playing the drum in Beginner’s Band, or taking to the stage as a member of Showcase, our students thrive creatively.  

Artistic Highlights

  • Since 2017, Tatnall students have won over 350 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. In 2018 Tatnall swept the competition winning more individual and portfolio awards than any other school in the state!
  • Hitting all the right notes: 8 Tatnall students were selected for this year's Delaware All-State Music Ensemble.
  • 12 Tatnall students were also selected for Delaware's All-State Chorus.
  • This year, Showcase, Tatnall's advanced theater class, will put on its 49th performance. 
  • Twenty-two Upper School choir members had the unique opportunity to perform in Rome at Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, the Vatican, and the Pantheon. 
  • In 2016, choir members traveled to D.C. where they performed at Vice President Joe Biden's holiday party. 
  • Students in each division exhibited works of art inspired by works of art in the collection at the Delaware Art Museum during the Art Smart Exhibit in 2017 and 2018.
  • Dresses designed by Upper School students will be exhibited in October 2019 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library to coincide with their exhibition Costuming THE CROWN.