Tower Hill School

Tower Hill School is a co-educational, non-denominational school, preschool through grade 12
Ranked among the top 50 private day schools nationwide
Ranked #1 Best Private K-12 School in Delaware by Niche
Founded in 1919. An over 100-year legacyas a national leader in education.
Mission - Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical wellbeing; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.
Philosophy - By combining personal challenge with individual support, Tower Hill is a college-preparatory school committed to building in students a foundation for lifelong learning. Tower Hill believes that diversity in all aspects of school life broadens and enhances the educational experience. In keeping with our motto Multa Bene Facta-Many Things Done Well-the school provides a rigorous and exhilarating program, engaging students in a variety of educational endeavors, while allowing them to develop their individual strengths and pursue their passions.
To emphasize our core values-active citizenship, personal integrity, collective responsibility, team building and collaboration, and mutual respect-Tower Hill encourages each student to develop a sense of personal worth and to recognize, understand and accept the differences of others.  www.towerhill.org

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 860 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,100
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Tower Hill School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
860 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Tower Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1345
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
29
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Appropriate attire conducive to education setting

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
High school tuition listed, middle and lower school tuition is a different amount, visit our website for tuition for all grades.
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,200
Acceptance Rate
77%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristin Mumford
Admissions Associate
Alyssa Worrilow
Endowment Size
$55.7 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service, Concert Choir, Debate Team, Forum Council, Green Keys, Honor Council, Jazz Band, LGBTQ Alliance, Lit Page - provides a creative outlet for anyone who wants to share any of their works in a low-stress and friendly environment, Math League, Mock Trial, Model UN, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band/Jazz Band, Chorus, Drama/Theater, String Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Winter Sports

School Notes

  • 860 Total Students -285 Lower School (TT-Fourth), 240 Middle School (Fifth-Eighth), 335 Upper School (Ninth-12th)
  • 44-acre campus where all students are under one roof, allowing collaboration and learning opportunities across divisions
  • Financial aid of $4 Million was provided for families in 2023 with38% of students receiving financial assistance
  • With honors and advanced courses offered in all subject areas, students tackle a challenging curriculum in individually supportive classroom settings
  • 23 varsity teams with79 athletic state titles - 15 senior athletes signed with colleges in 2023
  • 100% of students attenda four-year college and89% of the class of 2023 received early admission acceptances
  • Being located primarily under one roof fosters organic connectivity that most other schools must try to manufacture. While the Lower, Middle and Upper School each convene in their own areas of the building, cross-divisional learning opportunities, in which faculty and students join together, provide a variety of meaningful mentorship opportunities. Students build confidence working in diverse groups, talking and interacting with different aged children, serving as guides and benefiting from their peers. They build confidence when they have leadership roles, share their skill sets and literacy, and build on social skills by interacting with various ages of children.
  • Tower Hill believes every student has the potential to be a good leader by developing a repertoire of skills that are grown through hands-on work. Leadership opportunities for students begin in the Lower School and continue to grow throughout Middle and Upper School.
  • State-of-the-art math and science center with telescope and observatory - Experiential Outdoor Classroom - Newly renovated library and collaboration space - music building with practice spaces and performance theaters - woodshop, photography lab and dark room, ceramics studio and design lab - Tower Hill Apiary and our own Hiller Honey
  • 4 College Counselors, 2 School Psychologists
  • The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is a resource for students and teachers who wish to maximize learning processes, address specific academic challenges, engage in best practices, seek support for documented learning differences, or challenge themselves to achieve new levels of excellence.
  • Creating opportunities for equity, inclusion and belonging where everyone is inspired to explore their authentic selves.
  • Tower Hill community explores learning together in an interdisciplinary, experiential way.
  • After school program, summer camps
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Christopher Coons '81 - U.S. Senator
    • Dr. Mehmet Oz ’78 - Physician and TV personality
    • Jim Morris ‘73 - President of Pixar Animation Studios
    • Ruly Carpenter ’58 - Former Phillies owner
    • Ellen Kullman ’74 - Former DuPont CEO
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tower Hill School cost?
Tower Hill School's tuition is approximately $35,100 for private students and $350 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Tower Hill School?
The acceptance rate of Tower Hill School is 77%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Tower Hill School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Delaware with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Tower Hill School?
Tower Hill School famous alumni include: Christopher Coons '81, Dr. Mehmet Oz ’78, Jim Morris ‘73, Ruly Carpenter ’58 and Ellen Kullman ’74.
What sports does Tower Hill School offer?
Tower Hill School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Tower Hill School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for most sports offered.
What is Tower Hill School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Tower Hill School?
The application deadline for Tower Hill School is Jan. 3 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 3 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Tower Hill School located?
Tower Hill School is located in the Highlands neighborhood of Wilmington, DE. There are 1 other private schools located in Highlands.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 860 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,100
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Wilmington, DE is $16,885 for elementary schools and $20,575 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wilmington, DE is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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