The Pilot School

100 Garden Of Eden Road
Wilmington, DE 19803-0198
     Tel: (302)478-1740
Grades: K - 8 | 150 students
Founded in 1957, The Pilot School is an independent therapeutic day school for children ages five through fourteen with normal intellectual potential who experience language based learning differences.
The program is individualized for each student, whole child centered, and taught in small groups utilizing diagnostic/prescriptive teaching.
The student to teacher ratio is 5:1.
Strengths are challenged and utilized every day.
Emphasis on the mastery of foundation skills including auditory and visual perceptual, motor, listening, speaking, and social skills, supports growth in reading, mathematics, spelling, thinking, reasoning, and written expression.
The goal is to return students to regular education as independent, active learners who are able to perform successfully at their chronological grade level.
Three to five years is the approximate length of time students are enrolled.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Optional uniform)
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

  • On site therapeutic support includes physical, occupational, speech, language, and music therapies, a therapeutic art program, adaptive physical education, a nurse, counselor, and school psychologist. Science, social studies, swimming, physical education, library, and technology round out each child's program.
  • A variety of both specialized and regular education programs are available in order to meet each child's individual learning strengths and challenges.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilmington Friends School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Albert Einstein Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Educational Enrichment Center (0.7 miles away)
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    (302)478-8697
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