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Tower Hill School

Tower Hill School inspires students to be their best in a supportive environment that balances engaging academics with athletics, the arts and service learning. Character education is integrated throughout the innovative curriculum to develop active citizenship, responsibility and a spirit of collaboration in our students. Tower Hill embraces diverse cultures and beliefs, fostering a strong sense of community. A co-educational independent school serving ages 3 through Grade 12, Tower Hill offers international travel, enrichment programs, after school care and summer camps. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Points of Pride: Exceptional preschool-grade 12 academic curriculum, the program's cornerstone is supplemented by requirements in athletics, the arts & community service. In keeping with the school motto Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well — Tower Hill engages students in a variety of innovative educational experiences, while empowering them to develop their own strengths and pursue their passions. Average SAT scores are 120-136 points higher than the national average, and students earn admission to top colleges and universities. Tower Hill’s competitive athletics program has earned 67 state championships and offers 22 varsity sports. State-of-the-art facilities include two turf fields, two grass fields, a baseball diamond, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, two gymnasiums and a lighted stadium. Global Initiatives, Service Learning and Social Justice programs give students meaningful opportunities to broaden their horizons from preschool through graduation — and beyond.


2813 W. 17th St., Wilmington, DE 19806 United States
Phone Number: 302-575-0550
Category: Independent School
School Contact: Teresa Messmore
School E-mail: tmessmore@towerhill.org
Head of School E-mail: bspeers@towerhill.org
Listing updated: 2011-2012,2012-2013,2015-2016
Open House Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 2019, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9 a.m.

Additional Information

School State: DE
School County: New Castle
Gender: Coed
Grades of School: PreK, 9-12, K-8
Enrollment: Teresa Messmore
Students per teacher: Lower: 15:1, Middle: 15:1; Upper: 14:1
Tuition: $10,700-$31,000
Financial aid offered?: Yes
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: Replaced AP program with own advanced course list; students are able to take AP exams by request
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 647/611/619
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-5; Latin-5; Mandarin-5; Spanish-PS
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs, Community service, Instrumental music, Sports, Visual arts, Vocal music
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor, Athletic prowess, Community service
Some special needs accommodated: Yes
Summer program?: Yes
In school survey: Yes
Which Survey?: High School Private
High School Specifics: 100% attending four-year college.
HS Short Description: Exceptional curriculum supplemented by athletics, the arts & community service. New math and science center; summer camp; 12 boys', 12 girls' sports teams; service learning.