Admissions Testing

    for students applying to grades 5-12


    Group admission testing will be offered for applicants applying to Wilmington Friends, Sanford, Tatnall and Tower Hill. All four schools will be administering and accepting the ISEE for applicants to grades 5 through 12.  Applicants to one or more of these schools may take the admission test at any of the test sites; please see the ISEE website to register for testing dates below.  Applicants wishing to be considered for the first-round of admissions decisions should register for the December or January test dates. Applicants who have completed the ERB CTP IV, the SSAT, or the ISEE within the calendar year may be able to submit those scores in lieu of additional testing. Parents should check with the school(s) to which they are applying to confirm test requirements.


    Applicants for the 2016-2017 school year may select from the following test dates:


    November 21, 2015 • The Tatnall School • register by October 31, 2015

    December 5, 2015 • Tower Hill School • register by November 14, 2015

    January 2, 2016 • Sanford School • register by December 12, 2015

    February 6, 2016 • Wilmington Friends School •  register by January 16, 2016

    March 5, 2016 • The Independence School • register by February 13, 2016


    Register your child for the ISEE online at






    Submit Application
    Beginning in September - Rolling


    Schedule Visit/Shadow Days 
    Beginning in October - Rolling


    Submit Financial Aid Applications
    November 3 - December 15


    Register for Testing

    Testing Schedule for Middle and 

    Upper School applicants

    (Assessments for Lower School 

    occur on visit day. )


    All Application Materials Due for
    First Round Offers

    January 15  for Middle and Upper
    January 29 for Preschool and Lower


    First Round Offers of Admission &
    Financial Aid Notification

    January 22  for Middle and Upper
    February 5  for Preschool and Lower


    Rolling Admission
    Applications will continue

    to be accepted and reviewed

    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.




    Wilmington Friends School
    101 School Road, Wilmington, DE 19803