Mission, Promise & Beliefs



Tatnall inspires the joyful pursuit of excellence.

We value curiosity, we foster perseverance,
and we cultivate citizenship - all to engage the world with commitment and integrity.

Our Promise

At Tatnall, we inspire students to explore and excel so they can engage the world with courage, intelligence, passion, and purpose. We provide a strong, balanced foundation with exceptional academics, outstanding athletics, unparalleled arts, and authentic relationships. We develop minds, build character, and create community – one student at a time. 


At The Tatnall School, we believe that:

  1. An evolving, balanced, and relevant curriculum creates opportunities for achievement, nurtures innovation, inspires lifelong learning, and promotes health and well-being.
  2. Authentic student-faculty relationships are the heart of the Tatnall experience.
  3. Acknowledging and celebrating each person’s gifts fosters a diverse school community and prepares our students to thrive in a global environment.
  4. Our expansive natural setting highlights the importance of environmental sustainability and the benefits of outdoor experiential learning.
  5. Engaging our alumni, families, and friends in the ongoing activities of the School supports the educational experience. 
  6. Developing and maintaining shared traditions strengthens the Tatnall community.