Tower Hill School Ranked in Top 50 Private Day Schools in the U.S.
Tower Hill School has been ranked 47th in the country by TheBestSchools.org in a survey of private day schools. Tower Hill is the only Delaware school included in the rankings.
"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," commented James A. Barham, Ph.D. and General Editor of TheBestSchools.org.
TheBestSchools.org highlighted that Tower Hill has progressed beyond AP courses by offering a more challenging curriculum. 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 for the 2013-2014 school year.
The survey also mentioned famous alumni, including TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz '78 and 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.