Just the Facts


PRESCHOOL

  • Age 3 by September 1
  • Class size allows for a student:teacher ratio of 6:1
  • School day is 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (5 half-day program); 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (5 full-day program)
  • Core curriculum – Literacy*, Mathematics*, Science, Social Studies, Art. Technology, Character Education and Service Learning are integrated into the core curriculum.
  • Specialized instruction - Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Library
  • Classroom Enrichments: Feltboard Friday
  • Optional After School Program until 6 p.m.
  • Optional Enrichment Programs are scheduled after school and are open to all students
  • Age 4 by September 1
  • Class size of 13-15 students and two lead teachers in each classroom
  • School day is 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (5 half-day program); 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. (5 full-day program)
  • Core curriculum – Literacy*, Mathematics*, Science, Social Studies, Art. Technology, Character Education and Service Learning are integrated into the core curriculum.
  • Specialized instruction - Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Library, Cooking
  • Classroom Enrichments: Page Turners
  • Optional After School Program until 6 p.m.
  • Optional Enrichment Programs are scheduled after school and are open to all students
  • Age 5 by September 1
  • Class size of 13-15 students and two lead teachers in each classroom
  • School day is 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Core curriculum – Literacy*, Mathematics*, Science, Social Studies, Art. Technology, Character Education and Service Learning are integrated into the core curriculum.
  • Specialized instruction - Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Drama, Library, Cooking
  • Classroom Enrichments: Muscle Movement, Listening to Literature
  • Optional After School Program until 6 p.m.
  • Optional Enrichment Programs are scheduled after school and are open to all students
* In addition to being covered in the classroom, these core curriculum subjects have added enrichment provided by a specialist teacher.
  • Grades 1 - 4
  • Class size of 14-16 students and two lead teachers in each classroom
  • School day is 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Core Curriculum – Reading*, Language Arts, Mathematics*, Social Studies. Character Education and Service Learning are integrated into the core curriculum
  • Specialized instruction - Science, Spanish, Visual Arts, Music, Technology, Library, Physical Education, Woodworking (Grade 3), Writer's Workshop, Chorus (Grades 3, 4), Band (optional for Grade 4)
  • Optional After School Program until 6 p.m.
  • Optional Enrichment Programs are scheduled after school and are open to all students
* In addition to being covered in the classroom, these core curriculum subjects have added enrichment provided by a specialist teacher.



Middle School
  • Grades 5 – 8; average class size of 15-18
  • School day is 8 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.; 8:40 a.m. start on Thursdays; Grades 7 & 8 athletics until approximately 3:45 p.m.
  • Schedule – 6-day cycle with rotating times for classes 
  • Curriculum - English, Reading, Mathematics, History, Science, Language (Latin, French Or Spanish) Music, Art, Library, Computer And Physical Education. Drama, character education and service learning is incorporated into the academic curriculum
  • Full advisory program for the students 
  • Interscholastic sports for Grades 7 & 8
  • Optional After School Program until 6 p.m. for Grades 5 & 6
  • Optional Enrichment Programs after school open to all students in Grades 5 & 6
  • Optional Homework Club after sports every day for students in Grades 7 & 8


Upper School
  • Grades 9 – 12; average class size is 14 students
  • School day is 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. start on Thursdays; athletics begin at 3:30 p.m.
  • Schedule – 6-day cycle with rotating times for classes and extended periods for labs and innovative learning experiences
  • Advanced Courses offer preparation for AP exams in Biology, Calculus (AB, BC), Chemistry, French, History, Latin (Literature, Vergil), Music Theory, Physics, and Spanish
  • Student advisory system in addition to an extensive club and activity program
  • Required interscholastic athletic program

 

Tower Hill At A Glance

Tower Hill is a coeducational private school for ages 3 - Grade 12, dedicated to living its motto Multa Bene Facta -- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 45-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

  • 732 students enrolled (237 Lower School, 228 Middle School and 267 Upper School)
  • 50% boys, 50% girls
  • 23% students of diversity
  • 14% new to Tower Hill
  • 24% receiving need-based financial aid
  • Enrolled students are from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and China
  • Over $2 million is distributed in financial assistance annually
  • Tower Hill School
  • 2813 W. 17th Street
  • Wilmington, DE 19806
  • 302-575-0550