James A. Barham, Ph.D., and General Editor of TheBestSchools.org, commented, "We selected Tower Hill School on the basis of a wide variety of weighted factors, including overall academic excellence, Ivy League matriculation rates, innovative curricula, extracurricular programs, and socioeconomic, ethnic, and geographical diversity."
TheBestSchools.org highlighted Tower Hill's curriculum. In place of AP courses, the school offers advanced and accelerated courses designed by faculty which better accomplish our educational aims and prepare students for the kind of in-depth self-directed learning that is expected at the college level. In addition to excelling in academics, students participate in 10 seasons of interscholastic sports, complete 40 hours of community service and select from a full range of courses in the arts.
Out of the top 50 private schools, Tower Hill is one of the most affordable, ranking 9th based on tuition fees.
The survey also mentioned famous alumni, including TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz
'78 and former DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman
'74 and the Wall Street Journal's
2008 ranking of Tower Hill as #24 in the nation, and #1 in Delaware, in percentage of students attending eight top colleges.
TheBestSchools.org is an independent organization with no ties to any other educational institution. All its editors know the academic world inside out, with some holding Ph.D.s and having extensive experience in teaching, research and publishing at the university level.