Application Process

When to Apply

Applications are still being accepted for all grade levels for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in applying, please call our office first at 302-657-8350 and we can review the rolling admission process with you and schedule a personal tour.

Since admission to Tower Hill is competitive, during our usual application process we recommend prospective students and their families begin the application process in the early fall the year before entry. To be considered for our first round of admission decisions, our application deadline is January 9, 2017. Applications received after our deadline are considered as space is available. We notify first round decisions for Middle and Upper School on January 20 and February 3 for Preschool/Lower School.

How to Apply


PRESCHOOL/LOWER SCHOOL (Tower Tots — 4th Grade)
* Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open House
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school
  (Tower Tots—Grade 1Grades 2-4)
Assessments
          Tower Tots—1st Grade: Participate in playgroup assessment in January
          2nd - 4th Grade: Classroom Visit
          Kindergarten—4th Grade: Take Wechsler Intelligence test at Tower Hill 
Submit financial assistance form online beginning Nov. 1 with a deadline of Jan. 6 (if applicable)


MIDDLE SCHOOL (5th-8th Grade)
Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open House
* Schedule a “shadow” day for your child
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school 
  (Grade 5Grades 6-8)
* Assessments
          5th - 8th Grade: Take Wechsler Intelligence test (WISC) at Tower Hill
          5th Grade: Take Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
          6th - 8th Grade: Take Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE, School Code 080205) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT, school code 7690) 
Submit financial assistance form online beginning Nov. 1 with a deadline of Jan. 6 (if applicable)
 
  
UPPER SCHOOL (9th-12th Grade)
Schedule a “shadow” day for your child
Submit online application for admission (paper applications available upon request)
* Submit ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form and Records Release Form to child's current school 
  (Grades 9-12)
* Take Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE, School Code 080205) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT, school code 7690)
Submit financial assistance form online beginning Nov. 1 with a deadline of Jan. 6 (if applicable)

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