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 January 6, 2020. Applications received after our deadline are considered as space is available. We notify first-round decisions for Middle and Upper School on January 24 and February 7 for Preschool/Lower School.

**COVID-19 Testing Update & Information

For families applying to Middle School and Upper School, ISEE and SSAT are in the process of developing testing at-home options to help accommodate students and schools during this trying time. Tower Hill accepts the results of both testing at home options. 

Please review the information on these at-home options below:

ISEE At Home

SSAT At Home
or visit ssat.org

The dates for the tests are set by ISEE and SSAT. Please contact the admission office if you are going to register for one of these options and we will provide any additional information necessary.


Application Process Timeline


PRESCHOOL/LOWER SCHOOL (Tower Tots — 4th Grade)
* Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open House
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school
  (Tower Tots—Grade 1Grades 2-4)
Assessments
          Tower Tots—1st Grade: Participate in playgroup assessment in January
          2nd - 4th Grade: Classroom Visit
          Kindergarten—4th Grade: Take Wechsler Intelligence test at Tower Hill 
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of Jan. 4 (if applicable)


MIDDLE SCHOOL (5th-8th Grade)
Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open House
* Schedule a “shadow” day for your child
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school 
  (Grade 5Grades 6-8)
* Assessments
          5th - 8th Grade: Take Wechsler Intelligence test (WISC) at Tower Hill
          5th Grade: Take Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
          6th - 8th Grade: Take Independent School Entrance Exam (School Code 080205) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT, school code 7690)
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of Jan. 4 (if applicable)
 
  
UPPER SCHOOL (9th-12th Grade)
Schedule a “shadow” day for your child
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school 
  (Grades 9-12)
* Take Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE, School Code 080205) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT, school code 7690)
Submit financial assistance form online after October 2 with a deadline of Jan. 4 (if applicable)

ISEE Test Dates & Locations - Wilmington Area
SSAT testing is also offered at Tower Hill almost every month - November through May - please visit www.ssat.org for testing dates.