After Forever Green: Highlights 1993 - Present

1993 - 1994     
  • Field Day was the kickoff for the Next Stage Campaign, fundraising for the P.S. du Pont Theater
  • At homecoming on October 22, the groundbreaking ceremony for the theater took place
  • The Home and School Community Service Award was presented for the first time at graduation

1994 - 1995
  • On December 7, 1994, the Board of Trustees announced the diversity commitment for Tower Hill
  • A long-range plan was presented that emphasized the commitment to diversity and the growth of technology at Tower Hill

1995 - 1996
  • Mehmet Oz '78 was the graduation speaker for the first time

1996 - 1997
  • The P.S. du Pont Arts Center opened in September
  • The "Wizard of Oz" was the first musical performed in the Arts Center in April
  • The school was “wired” for Internet access

1997- 1998
  • Construction began in the winter for the reconstruction of the school
  • On April 29, 1998, George Will was the inaugural Forum speaker
1998 - 1999
  • The Forum speaker series theme was "What Is Distinctive About American Society" and brought a number of excellent speakers, including Stephen Ambrose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Danny Glover and Congressman Mike Castle '57
1999 - 2000
  • In June, the first phase of the Campaign for Tower Hill began to renovate the science and art facilities and update the infrastructure
  • The Forum theme was "The Use and Abuse of History" and speakers included Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., DeeDee Myers and Marlin Fitzwater
  • Boys' lacrosse program began

2000 - 2001
  • "The American Century Forum" was the theme of the Forum and brought Buzz Aldrin, Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman John Lewis to Tower Hill  
2001 - 2002
  • The renovations and additions to the academic building were essentially complete for the opening day of school
  • Elie Wiesel, Simon Schama and Governor Pierre S. du Pont IV were speakers for the Forum on "Making History Come Alive"
  • The girls' soccer program began
2003 - 2004
  • On November 11, 2003, the Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated
  • Headmaster Timothy Golding announced that he would be leaving Tower Hill on April 5, 2004
  • The St. Amour gardens were reconstructed
2004 - 2005
  • The new Music building was completed and the Pre-Kindergarten moved into the old Stabler Building
  • On July 1, 2005, Dr. Chris Wheeler joined Tower Hill as headmaster
2005 - 2006
  • The dining room renovations were completed
  • The TowerNet website was launched in partnership with Whipple Hill

2006 - 2007
  • At Homecoming on October 21, the Campaign for Athletics began
2007 - 2008
  • Tower Hill received an EE Ford grant in December 2007
  • This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Williamsburg trip for the 4th grade

2008 - 09
  • During the winter of 2009, the Harrington House on Mt. Salem Lane was purchased and renamed the Hayward House in honor of Rosa Laird Hayward McDonald
  • In May the track was named in honor of Stu Markley, physical education teacher
  • Beyond AP: the commitment to develop advanced courses outside of the Advanced Placement was made
  • Summer school returned after nearly ten year absence
  • The Wall Street Journal ranked Tower Hill 24th in the country based on the percentage of students attending eight top colleges

2009 - 2010
  • In May, Carpenter Field House was reopened after renovations
  • Ruly Carpenter Stadium was named the best high school baseball field by the National High School Coaches Association
  • The Lower Gallery of the P.S. du Pont Arts Center was renamed the Founders' Gallery in honor to the 11 founders of Tower Hill
  • The groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Math & Science Center
  • Tower Hill began to explore new approaches for digital technology in the classroom
  • Tower Hill was ranked 47th in the country in an independent poll of private day schools by TheBestSchools.org
  • "The Media and American Society" was the topic of the Forum with Ralph J. Begleiter of CNN, David Hoffman of the Washington Post and Gwen Ifill, PBS Newshour
  • A new class schedule was launched with rotating and extended periods, as well as a late start on Thursday mornings to allow for teacher in-service time 
  • Construction continued on the Math and Science Center 
  • The Math and Science Center opened on the first day of school
  • Harry Baetjer was named the interim headmaster on October 23 and subsequently became the headmaster on December
  • The Alumni Golf Outing celebrated its 25th anniversary