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Tower Hill School

Tower Hill School is a private college preparatory school in Wilmington, Delaware, offering instruction for pre-school through 12th grade.

Tower Hill School
2813 W 17th St, Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE 19806
Coordinates 39°45′53″N 75°34′38″W / 39.764716°N 75.577355°W / 39.764716; -75.577355Coordinates: 39°45′53″N 75°34′38″W / 39.764716°N 75.577355°W / 39.764716; -75.577355
School type Private College Preparatory School
Motto Multa Bene Facta[4]
(Many Things Done Well)
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational
Founded 1919 (1919)[1]
Founders Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., R. Ruliph M. Carpenter, Irénée du Pont, Lammot du Pont, Eugene E. du Pont, Alexis Felix du Pont, Josiah Marvel, Hugh Rodney Sharp, William Winder Laird, Charles Marshall Barton, and Dr. Albert Robin[1]
School board Michelle Shepherd, Ellen J. Kullman, William Daiger, Linda Boyden, Jon Abramczyk, Theodore H. Ashford, Dr. Anthony Cucuzzella, Regis de Ramel, Ben duPont, Charles Elson, W. Whitfield Gardner, Laird Hayward, Dr. Eric Johnson, Henry Mellon, Ann Rose, Dr. David Roselle, Matthew Twyman, Carmen Wallace, and Gina Ward[2]
CEEB code 080205
Chair Michelle Shepherd
Head of school Elizabeth Speers[2]
Grades Preschool K-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 755[3]
Average class size Preschool: 13
Lower School: 15
Middle School: 15
Upper School: 14
Student to teacher ratio 7:1[4]
Schedule Day
Color(s) Kelly      White     [4]
Athletics Independent Conference(DISC)
Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA)
Mascot White Tiger and Hiller



Tower Hill was founded in 1919.[1][5] The school is a member of the Delaware Independent School Conference[6] and fields 23 competitive varsity sports.[6]

The school offered US$2,000,000 a year of need-based financial aid to 28% of its students for the 2016-2017 school year.[4]

Elizabeth “Bessie” Cromwell Speers currently serves as the Tower Hill's Head of School, having been selected to be headmaster starting the 2015-2016 school year.[7]


The Wall Street Journal ranked Tower Hill 24th in the nation and 1st in Delaware, in percentage of students attending eight top colleges.[8]

Tower Hill School is ranked 47th in the nation for best private day schools. [9]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Forever Green: A Commemorative History of Tower Hill School". Our History. Tower Hill School Association. 1994. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Meet Our Head of School." Tower Hill School, n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2015. <>.
  3. ^ Tower Hill School. "Student Directory." TowerNet. Last modified July 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Tower Hill at a Glance". Tower Hill School. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tower Hill School Homepage". Tower Hill School. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Athletics at Tower Hill". Tower Hill School. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Meet Our Head of School." Tower Hill School, n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2015. <>.
  8. ^ "How the Schools Stack Up". Wall Street Journal. December 28, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Top 50 Private day schools/accessdate=October 25, 2015".
  10. ^ Oz, Mehmet (5 October 2011). "Delaware Today Health and Wellness: Closing Thought with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Tower Hill School graduate, about cholesterol, blood pressure and heart health". Delaware Today. Retrieved 18 December 2011.

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