Upper School

Upper School Philosophy

Our world needs citizens who are curious, empathetic, and committed to improving their communities. At Tatnall, we are intentional in developing critical minds and nurturing brave leaders. We achieve this in the Upper School by providing a challenging program with exceptional academics, outstanding athletics, unparalleled arts, and authentic relationships. We develop minds, build character, and create community - one student at a time.


3 Fun Facts about Upper School Head, Bill Schluter

Favorite Subject in School: History

Hobby people would never guess: Hot yoga

Favorite Teacher, you had and why: Wes McCaughan was a legendary History and English teacher at Princeton Country Day School. After he taught me in grades 6 and 7, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. 


Curriculum Overview

Tatnall students are smart and diverse and committed to becoming ethical leaders and compassionate citizens. This requires a mindset that affirms the humanity of all people and, more specifically, challenges systems that limit the voices and potential of others. Whether Tatnall students are experimenting in the STEM lab, competing on the playing field, leading a club meeting, editing a publication, or performing on stage, they’re engaged in learning that is creative, collaborative, and inspired. Students learn to think critically and to solve problems through multiple lenses, no matter the task.

They also learn in an environment that prioritizes their well-being. We want students to be the scholars, athletes, artists, and activists they aspire to be, and we know that this can only happen if they are happy and well. High school is a time when young people want to be independent and free from the pressures and influences of adults, but they’re also looking for mentors and role models. Faculty choose to teach at Tatnall because they want to mentor ambitious young people and to partner both with parents who want this experience for their children and with students who want this for themselves.