Tower Hill School

2813 W 17th Street,
Wilmington, DE, 19806-0198
Tel: (302)575-0550
Grades: NS - 12 | 749 students
Tower Hill School is a co-educational, non-denominational school, preschool through grade 12, dedicated to its motto, Multa Bene Facta -- Many Things Done Well.
Tower Hill encourages diversity in the religious, racial, economic, and ethnic composition of its student body.
Tower Hill provides an enriched and challenging college preparatory program in which each student's abilities and talents are recognized and respected.
The curriculum incorporates both traditional and innovative approaches to learning within an educational environment that nurtures each student's moral, intellectual, creative, and physical development.
Tower Hill is committed to perpetuating a school community founded on personal integrity, mutual respect, and collective responsibility.
The school prepares its students for citizenship in the global community and encourages an appreciation for the lifelong process of learning.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1919

Student Body

Total Students 749 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Tower Hill School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 34%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1913
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 2 / Jan. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,425
Tuition Notes Additional fees include dining room, book fees and Home and School Association.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,798
Acceptance Rate 64%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kelly DeShane
Admissions Associate William Ushler


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Awareness, Baking, Baking Club, Blue-Gold Club, Books for Children, Chess Club, Community Service, Contemporary Issue & Current Events, Culture Club, Debate Team, Dial School Paper, Diversity Club, Forum Council, Functional Fitness Club, Green Keys, Indoor Mini Soccer, Jefferson Awards, Lit Page, Math League, Math League, Mock Trial, Photography, Physics Club, Public Speaking Club, Robotics, Sportsmans Club, Winter Sports, Yearbook, Young Democrats, Young Republicans Baking, Baking Club, Blue-Gold Club, Chess Club, Culture Club, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Forum Council, Green Keys, Lit Page, Math League, Math League, Mock Trial, Photography, Physics Club, Robotics, Winter Sports, Yearbook, Animal Awareness,
Books for Children,
Community Service,
Contemporary Issue & Current Events,
Dial School Paper,
Functional Fitness Club,
Indoor Mini Soccer,
Jefferson Awards,
Public Speaking Club,
Sportsmans Club,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 05/13/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Padua Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Ann School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Ann School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Wilmington St Ann School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    2006 Shallcross Ave
    Wilmington , DE , 19806
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wilmington
    St. Anthony Of Padua Grade School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1715 W. 9th Street
    Wilmington , DE , 19805
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  271  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wilmington
    Harvest Christian Academy - Wilmington
    2205 Lancaster Ave
    Wilmington , DE , 19805
    1.1  mi  |  132  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Wilmington
    St. Thomas The Apostle
    (Roman Catholic)
    201 Bayard Avenue
    Wilmington , DE , 19805
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  246  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wilmington
    Padua Academy    
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    905 N Broom St
    Wilmington , DE , 19806
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  569  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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