Tower Hill at a Glance

 
2018-2019 Enrollment: 757 total students enrolled (230 Lower School, 230 Middle School and 297 Upper School)
  • 50% boys, 50% girls
  • 34% students of color
  • 17% new to Tower Hill
  • 32% receiving need-based financial assistance
  • Students travel from over 40 cities and towns in four different states
School Motto: Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well. This is not just a slogan on a banner. Every day our students, faculty and staff are challenged to do many things well. This means bringing the best of ourselves to all that we do.
 
Average Class Size (all follow NAIS guidelines for student:teacher ratios): 
Preschool: 13 
Lower School: 15 
Middle School: 15
Upper School: 14
 
School Colors: Green and White
 
Financial Assistance: Over $2.8 million provided for families
 
Campus44-acre campus located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Rising Sun Lane in northwest Wilmington, Delaware

Diversity: Students of color constitute 34% of the Tower Hill student body
 
Notable Alumni:
Adrienne Arsht ’60, philanthropist and business leader
Ruly Carpenter ’58, former Phillies owner
Mike Castle ’57, former Delaware Governor and U.S. Representative
Chris Coons ’81, U.S. Senator
Gerret Copeland '57, philanthropist and businessman
Elizabeth Noseworthy Fitzsimmons ’91, Deputy Executive Secretary of State
Orin Kerr '89, professor, USC Gould School of Law
Ellen Kullman ’74, former DuPont CEO
Jim Morris ‘73, President of Pixar Animation Studios
Dr. Mehmet Oz ’78, physician and TV personality
Laura Sparks ’93, President of The Cooper Union College
Caitlin Van Sickle ’08, Olympic field hockey player
Pat Williams ’58, Orlando Magic co-founder
 
 
History and Tradition: Tower Hill School was founded in 1919 by a group of benefactors committed to education in Wilmington and in Delaware. From its start, Tower Hill was dedicated to providing students with a superior academic experience, supported by development of creativity through the arts, healthy attitudes through athletics, and responsibility through service to the community. Read more about our history.

Alma Mater:
Gathered here in joyous union,
Stand we comrades all.
True to Tower Hill forever,
Loyal to its call.

Raise our banner, urge it forward,
Make its colors known,
Green and white forever gleaming,
Wheresoe’er we roam.
 
O’er the earth our feet may wander,
Back we come at last.
Tower Hill will crown the future,
Winner in the past.

Raise our banner, urge it forward,
Make its colors known.
Green and white forever gleaming,
Wheresoe’er we roam.
—Helen Steers Burgess, ‘23

Tower Hill School
2813 West 17th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Phone: 302-575-0550 | Fax: 302-657-8366
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Information about Tower Hill: thinfo@towerhill.org
Admissions information: thsadmit@towerhill.org
Website assistance: webmaster@towerhill.org

Google® Maps

Parking Map

From Hockessin or Pennsylvania: Take Delaware Route 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue) south toward Wilmington. Go through the light at Rising Sun Lane and under the pedestrian bridge. Just under the bridge, turn left onto Tower Road. At the stop sign at West 17th Street, turn left. The main school building will be on your right.

From Wilmington: Take Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 52) north. Turn right at Tower Road and left at 17th Street.

From Interstate 95: From the south, take Exit 7 (Delaware Avenue/Route 52). Turn left onto Route 52 at the third light. From the north, take Exit 7B (Delaware Avenue/Route 52). Turn right onto Route 52 at the first light. Once you are on Route 52, stay to the left when the road splits, just after you get on it. (You will be on Pennsylvania Avenue.) From here, follow the above directions "From Wilmington."