|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12|
|Total Students||738 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||20%
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||118 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
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|
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, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
|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,
Contemporary Issue & Current Events,
Dial School Paper,
Functional Fitness Club,
Indoor Mini Soccer,
Public Speaking Club,
Today, everyone at Tower Hill continues to build on the strong
foundation established by our 11 founders in 1919. Our exceptional
teaching and learning environment provides a superior education
conducive to the intellectual, emotional and physical growth of
each individual student. Our goal is to develop students who are
ethically responsible and prepared to meet the challenges of
society with confidence by bringing their best to all that they do.
Tower Hill graduates are offered admission to some of the best
colleges and universities in the nation.
We have a renowned academic program. Tower Hill provides a traditional independent education with innovative approaches to learning. Our academic curriculum is characterized by a spirit of inquiry, an appreciation for innovation and an outward-looking perspective.
We have an excellent faculty who are passionate and at the forefront of education. These caring and accomplished individuals, who have a multitude of talents, have chosen to put their life’s energy into teaching, coaching, advising and guiding students.
We have unparalleled learning resources. In addition to our faculty, we have key resources to enhance the learning experiences of our students. These resources include state-of-the-art facilities, programs, philosophies and practical approaches that we apply to learning support, college counseling and technology. A new Math and Science Center will open fall of 2013. We know our students.
Our faculty know our students and nurture their particular talents. Our teachers work with them in a small class setting, fostering individual strengths and building self-confidence. Each student is part of a true community. Our single campus encourages connections and meaningful learning opportunites between students of every age. And the community includes a warm, supportive and learning partnership with parents.
We are committed to character education and ethical decision making. At Tower Hill we teach character by living our core values: honesty, respect and responsibility. These virtues are embedded in all that we do. Recognizing that character growth, self-advocacy and independence build from early education, Tower Hill consistently provides students with tools to facilitate collaboration and citizenship.
We are committed to diversity and attract talented faculty and students who represent the diversity of our region. Our students and faculty, through involvement in national programs, have helped shape the path to make Tower Hill more inclusive and multicultural.
We have a vibrant arts program that is often integrated into the core curriculum. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in music, drama and the visual arts. We have a lower school drama program where everyone gets to be "on stage." Step through our front door and be greeted by the explosion of visual arts in our hallways and in our art gallery. We support athletics for everyone.
We believe in school-based athletics and the importance of lessons learned about sportsmanship, teamwork and healthy living, which students are taught beginning in preschool. We field 23 competitive varsity teams, and there is a team in every season on which any interested and dedicated student can participate regardless of skill level. Tower Hill ranks 3rd in the state for the highest number of state championships and has been awarded sportsmanship state championships for seven consecutive years.
We provide a world of opportunities. Tower Hill goes beyond small classes and challenging programs by offering something more—skill-based, applied, experiential and service learning opportunities to help prepare students for a rapidly changing world. We have a tradition and history of excellence. For nearly 100 years, in an environment espousing high expectations, we've been preparing students for college and beyond and building a school community that values service to others.
Profile last updated: 05/13/2014
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Wilmington, DE 19806
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Wilmington, DE 19805
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Wilmington, DE 19805
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Wilmington, DE 19805
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Wilmington, DE 19806
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All-girls (Roman Catholic)