Our History

PREFACE
By Steve Hyde '59, Editor
Alison C. McKenna '57, Managing Editor

CHAPTER 1
Hopes, Bricks, Traditions: Gifts from the Founders
(1919-1923)
By Susan Mulchahey Chase

CHAPTER 2
Dancing in the Halls: The Fowler Years
(1923-1941)
By Dr. Ellis A. Wasson

CHAPTER 3
Grades, Exams, Standardized Tests: Reaction to the Fowler Years
(1941-1949)
By Stephen Hyde '59

CHAPTER 4
Expansion in Every Respect: A Changing School
(1949-1980)
By Stephen Hyde '59

CHAPTER 5
Growing into New Clothes: A Contemporary Tower Hill
(1976-1994)
By Hugh A. Atkins

CHAPTER 6
Reflections
By Stephen Hyde '59

Founded in 1919, Tower Hill School is a private, college prep school in Wilmington, Delaware, serving students in preschool through Grade 12.
Tower Hill is regarded as one of the best private schools in the U.S. Many of Tower Hill's students attend top universities and colleges.


  • Tower Hill School
  • 2813 W. 17th Street
  • Wilmington, DE 19806
  • 302-575-0550