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Tatnall School, The

Christopher R. Tompkins, Head of School
Map1501 Barley Mill Rd.
Wilmington,, DE 19807
  • Independent School


The Tatnall School provides a strong, balanced foundation with exceptional academics, outstanding athletics, unparalleled arts and authentic relationships.

Points of Pride:
- Pastoral 110-acre campus
- Independent Scholars program that allows students to solve real-world problems for credit
- A Center for Global Understanding and Engagement that includes international travel and global education
- 16 AP courses and 75 elective courses including diverse offerings such as Molecular Gastronomy and Experimental design
- 37 interscholastic teams in an athletic program that was named a state champion in sportsmanship two years in a row
- Experiences in Tatnall's "outdoor classrooms" through bird observation and adopt-a-spot projects
- Advisory programs that promote relationship building and values
- Hands-on developmentally appropriate curriculum in all four divisions
- Wildlife Federation-certified habitats
- 3D printers in every division
- Tatnall art students brought home more Gold Keys and Individual Awards than any other private school in Delaware during the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards, the nation's most prestigious art competition for creative teens

HS Short Description

Balanced academics, athletics & arts. Outstanding faculty. Pastoral 110-acre campus. Extended day AM & PM; summer program; 13 boys', 12 girls' varsity teams; Service learning.

Open House Dates

Wed., Oct. 11, 5:30-7pm Wed., Nov. 8, 9-11:30am

Additional Information:

Select State: DE
County: New Castle
Grades of School: *PreK
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 600
Students per teacher: 6:1
Tuition: $10,200- $18,190 (PreK-K); $22,180-$22,860 (1-6); $26,300 (7-8); $27,600 (9-12)
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: Desktop labs, mobile learning resources and interactive classroom equipment; open access policy allows students to use their personal laptops, tablets and internet capable devices
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 16
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 1225
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-5; Latin-5; Spanish-PreK
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental music
Visual arts
Vocal music
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Campus features
Unique curriculum
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: yes
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