Tower Hill at a Glance

2022-2023 Enrollment: 847 total students enrolled (283 Lower School, 234 Middle School and 330 Upper School)
  • 52% girls, 48% boys, <1% non-binary
  • 40% students of color
  • 19% new to Tower Hill
  • 38% receive need-based financial assistance
  • Students travel from over 40 cities and towns in four different states

School Motto: Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well. This is not just a slogan on a banner. Every day our students, faculty, and staff are challenged to do many things well. This means bringing the best of ourselves to all that we do.
School Colors: Green and White
Financial Assistance: Over $3.8 million provided for families
Campus: 44-acre campus located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Rising Sun Lane in northwest Wilmington, Delaware

Diversity: Students of color constitute 40% of the Tower Hill student body. 

Non-Discrimination Statement: 
Tower Hill School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 
Notable Alumni:
Adrienne Arsht ’60, philanthropist and business leader
Ruly Carpenter ’58, former Phillies owner
Mike Castle ’57, former Delaware Governor and U.S. Representative
Chris Coons ’81, U.S. Senator
Gerret Copeland '57, philanthropist and businessman
Elizabeth Noseworthy Fitzsimmons ’91, Deputy Executive Secretary of State
Orin Kerr '89, professor, USC Gould School of Law
Ellen Kullman ’74, former DuPont CEO
Jim Morris ‘73, President of Pixar Animation Studios
Dr. Mehmet Oz ’78, physician and TV personality
Laura Sparks ’93, President of The Cooper Union College
Caitlin Van Sickle ’08, Olympic field hockey player
Pat Williams ’58, Orlando Magic co-founder
Child Protection: Tower Hill has been recognized as a Shield of Protection Partner by the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children
History and Tradition: Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community. Read more about our history.

Alma Mater:
Gathered here in joyous union,
Stand we comrades all.
True to Tower Hill forever,
Loyal to its call.

Raise our banner, urge it forward,
Make its colors known,
Green and white forever gleaming,
Wheresoe’er we roam.
O’er the earth our feet may wander,
Back we come at last.
Tower Hill will crown the future,
Winner in the past.

Raise our banner, urge it forward,
Make its colors known.
Green and white forever gleaming,
Wheresoe’er we roam.
—Helen Steers Burgess, ‘23

Google® Maps

Parking Map

From Hockessin or Pennsylvania: Take Delaware Route 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue) south toward Wilmington. Go through the light at Rising Sun Lane and under the pedestrian bridge. Just under the bridge, turn left onto Tower Road. At the stop sign at West 17th Street, turn left. The main school building will be on your right.

From Wilmington: Take Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 52) north. Turn right at Tower Road and left at 17th Street.

From Interstate 95: From the south, take Exit 7 (Delaware Avenue/Route 52). Turn left onto Route 52 at the third light. From the north, take Exit 7B (Delaware Avenue/Route 52). Turn right onto Route 52 at the first light. Once you are on Route 52, stay to the left when the road splits, just after you get on it. (You will be on Pennsylvania Avenue.) From here, follow the above directions "From Wilmington."