Application Process

Since admission to Tower Hill is competitive, during our usual application process we recommend prospective students and their families begin the application process in the early fall of the year before entry. To be considered for our first round of admission decisions, our application deadline is December 18, 2020. The required documents do not have to be submitted at the time of the application but should arrive at our office by January 1, 2021.

Applications received after our first round deadline are still considered, dependent upon space available in the specific grade. We will start notifying first-round applicants of the admission decision in mid-January.

Application Process Timeline


PRESCHOOL/LOWER SCHOOL (Tower Tots — 4th Grade)
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 Submit online application for admission
* Schedule a tour (in-person or virtually)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school - your student's checklist provides links and downloads to access these forms
* Assessments (The Admission Office will provide specific details)
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of January 1, 2021 (if applying for assistance)
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL (5th-8th Grade)
* Submit online application for admission 
* Schedule a tour (in-person or virtually)
* Schedule a virtual visit for your child (interview, class observation)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school - your student's checklist provides links and downloads to access these forms
* Testing (see the testing section below for full details)
*
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of January 1, 2021 (if applying for assistance)
  
UPPER SCHOOL (9th-12th Grade)
* Submit online application for admission 
* Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open House (in-person or virtually)
* Schedule a virtual visit for your child (interview, class observation)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school - your student's checklist provides links and downloads to access these forms
* Testing (see the testing section below for full details)
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of January 1, 2021 (if applying for assistance)

ADMISSION TESTING
For families applying to Middle School and Upper School, ISEE and SSAT have developed testing at-home options to help accommodate students and schools in response to COVID-19. Tower Hill accepts the results of both testing at-home options.  They are also doing group testing on selected dates, the links below will provide details.

5th Grade
: ISEE
6th - 8th Grade: ISEE or SSAT
9th - 12th Grade: ISEE or SSAT

Information on the tests and paper-based options:

Independent School Entrance Exam (School Code 080205)
Secondary School Admission Test (School code 7690)

Information on the at-home options for the tests:
ISEE At Home
SSAT At Home


ISEE Test Dates & Locations - Wilmington Area
SSAT testing is also offered locally almost every month - October through May - please visit www.ssat.org for testing dates and locations.