Admissions Office

To schedule a visit, please contact the Admissions Office at
(302) 998-2292.

Andrew P. Cocco

Dean of Admissions
and Financial Aid

(302) 892-4303
drewcocco@tatnall.org

Molly Clark Elton
Associate Director,
Admissions and Financial Aid
Grades 9 - 12
(302) 892-4296
mollyelton@tatnall.org

Barbara A. Colasante
Associate Director,
Admissions Grades 1 - 8
(302) 892-4285
barbaracolasante@tatnall.org

Erin L. Coomes
Associate Director,
Admissions PK3 - Kindergarten
(302) 884-7579
erincoomes@tatnall.org

Maria Clark
Admission Coordinator
(302) 998-2292
mariaclark@tatnall.org

Admission Testing Dates


Tatnall will host the SSAT on the following days:

Saturday, October 13
Saturday, November 10
Saturday, January 5

Tatnall will host the ISEE on
Saturday, February 9.


Welcome

Thank you for your interest in The Tatnall School! We are proud to provide the complete educational experience for students from PK3 to Grade 12. A Tatnall education: 
  • balances innovation and rigor through our exceptional academic program
  • develops grit and leadership through our outstanding athletics
  • cultivates creativity and confidence through our unparalleled arts
  • fosters empathy and resilience in authentic relationships
The best way to learn about the many opportunities Tatnall provides is to visit our 110-acre campus, witness our dynamic classes in action, and experience our community. Please feel free to join us for an Open House or contact our office at (302) 998-2292 or at admissions@tatnall.org.
 

Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Inquire

    To begin the application process, please complete an online inquiry by clicking here.  Once your inquiry is processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log into your parent page.  This will allow you to track your student's progress through our admissions process, schedule your student's admissions visit, and complete our online application. 

    If you are applying for more than one student, please complete one inquiry.  Once you receive your parent page log in, you will be able to add additional students.

  • Step 2: Admissions Visit

    Parents will need to schedule an admissions visit for their student.  Tatnall welcomes student visitors beginning October 1st.  Scheduling for admissions visits begins on August 1.  Log into your parent page to schedule your student's visit or call the Admissions Office at (302) 998-2292 to schedule your visit.

    PK3 candidates will attend a playgroup with other candidates in our Early Childhood division.

    PK4 and Kindergarten candidates will spend a morning in our Early Childhood division. 

    Grade 1 through Grade 12 candidates will spend a full day on campus and have the opportunity to experience a typical school day.

    An Admissions Officer will meet you on the morning of your student's admissions visit.  Tours of each division will be available at that time.  Private tours are also available by contacting the Admissions Office at admissions@tatnall.org or (302) 998-2292 
  • Step 3: Submit your Application

    Tatnall's application process requires a completed online application, current school records and teacher recommendations.  The online application, records release form and the ADVIS recommendation forms can be found on your parent page.

    PK3, PK4, Kindergarten: school records and a recommendation are requested if your student is currently enrolled in a preschool program.
  • Step 4: Student Testing

    PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten candidates will be observed during their admissions visit. In addition, a faculty member will administer a brief developmental screening.
     
    Grade 1 through 5 candidates will complete a reading and math screening, administered by a faculty member, during their admissions visit.
     
    Grade 6 through 12 candidates are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). For more information and to register please visit either www.iseetest.org or https://ssat.org/about-ssat/registration.
  • Step 5: Interview

    For Grade 6 through Grade 12, we invite you and your student to interview with an Admissions Officer as part of the admissions visit day. Alternatively, you also have the option to schedule the interview for a separate date at your convenience via the Admissions Checklist on your candidate profile page. 
The Tatnall School considers applications for admission on a rolling basis. Beginning in November 2018, once a family completes the application process, the Committee will review all materials, including Financial Aid application, and communicate the admission and financial aid decision. The decision package will include information regarding the time frame for family response in order to secure students' enrollment. 

In addition, it may be helpful to keep in mind that the majority of admission decisions will occur in January, therefore it is recommended that all application materials and Financial Aid applications for prospective students be completed by January 2, 2019, in order to be considered for enrollment at Tatnall in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Upcoming Events

Admissions Visits
Begin October 1, 2018

All School Open House

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Tatnall School cordially invites families with children of all ages to visit campus and experience our dynamic classes in action on Friday, November 9. Come for an in-depth look at our campus and learn about our curriculum guided by the admissions team as well as parent and student ambassadors. 

Tatnall Busy Bees 
Wednesdays, January 9-30, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
A complimentary program for 2-year-olds.  Families are invited to experience Tatnall at this interactive visit.

All School Open House
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Tatnall School welcomes families with children of all ages to experience our campus on Saturday, March 2 to learn about our programs, hear from our teachers and students, and learn about the opportunities that a Tatnall education can provide for your child. 

Can't make the Open House?

Please contact the Admissions Office at (302) 998-2292 or admissions@tatnall.org to schedule your private tour.