Tower Hill values the importance of providing a global education and exposure to different countries, cultures, holidays and people. One of our strategic goals is to be a school “of Wilmington and of the world.” Beginning in Lower School, students are introduced to the Spanish language and participate in a “passport program.” International trips start in Middle School and Upper Schoolers have the opportunity to travel abroad, participate in service-learning experiences and graduate with a Global Scholar Certificate.
International travel, exchange programs and coursework with a global focus are interwoven into the school's offerings. We aim to develop global scholars in a rapidly growing international community through numerous cross-cultural experiences that go well beyond the traditional academic curriculum; this approach fosters interdisciplinary discussion and a multitude of opportunities for community engagement.
Providing students with the confidence to network and collaborate with people of different backgrounds helps inspire future global leaders. Guest speakers dealing with international relations are brought on campus, and families with diverse backgrounds present to students. The school celebrates and recognizes many holidays such as Día de los Muertos, Lunar New Year, Diwali, Ramadan and Thanksgiving.
Faculty members have organized ongoing exchange programs with schools in France, Australia and Denmark, and Tower Hill welcomes international students from across the globe. In the 2022-2023 school year, Tower Hill had an international student exchange program with Rungsted Gymnasium in Denmark and an exchange program for girls with St. Catherine’s School in Melbourne, Australia.
Study Abroad Programs
Tower Hill has long offered international travel for students, with destinations including Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Australia, Canada, France, Italy and Spain. In the 2022-2023 year, Upper School students visited Italy and some participated in exchange programs to Australia and Denmark. Middle School students traveled to Puerto Rico and Quebec.