About

Middle School - Grades 5-8

The Middle School helps each student discover and develop his or her own special talents while at the same time refining the essential skills needed to function in a most challenging academic environment. The academic program is supplemented with daily physical education classes, a full fine arts curriculum, trips of many kinds and explorations into co-curricular activities. Emphasis is placed upon effective and compassionate communication, consideration and tolerance of others, the development of teamwork and the strengthening of one's value system.
The school program is an extremely full and busy one. All students take classes in the fundamental disciplines, as well as art, music, computer, physical education, personal development, keyboarding skills and a wide range of short-term elective courses. The program is supplemented by diversified chapel and assembly program; interesting day and overnight trips; major dramatic productions; special math, social studies and science competitions; internal and external community service projects; and an energetic student council program. The After School Program is available at the end of the day.

Classes are small, each student has an advisor, the reporting system allows for specialized narratives at narrowly spaced intervals, all of which helps assure parents that the progress of their child is being closely followed. A strong counseling program reinforces the work of the advisor and head grade advisor and provides parents with additional resources within the school.

We believe passionately in the right of each student to take advantage of every aspect of the school program. Therefore, we react very strongly to those who physically, sexually and/or verbally abuse others. Abusive behavior of any type will not be tolerated.

Please free to contact me at pcapodanno@towerhill.org if you have questions about the Middle School.

Paul Capodanno
Head of Middle School

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