St. Michael's School & Nursery

700 N. Walnut Street,
Wilmington, DE, 19801-0198
     Tel: (302)656-3389
Grades: NS - 2 | 21 students
St. Michael's School and Nursery is committed to the growth and support of children's development in mind, body, character and spirit.
We provide exemplary and affordable early education and childcare in a nurturing atmosphere.
St. Michel's welcomes all children.
Since its founding in 1890, St. Michael’s has evolved from being primarily a childcare agency to a premier school for early childhood education in Wilmington, Delaware.
It is a caring and stimulating environment and campus designed for the way young children play and learn. 
We offer:
  • Year-round school
  • Degreed, caring faculty
  • Foreign languages, fitness and the arts
  • Low student/faculty ratio
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Spacious, modern and secure campus
  • Financial assitance
  • Rolling enrollment

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 2
Year Founded 1890

Student Body

Total Students 21 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 79%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St. Michael

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Primary division khaki, white, navy)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Full-day, full-year tuition ranges from $740/month for newborns to $585/month for Kindergarten
% on Financial Aid 80%
Average Financial Aid Grant $140
Admissions Director Becci Brasure
Admissions Associate Valerie Woodruff

School Notes:

St. Michael's School and Nursery welcomes all children and values diversity by maintaining a clientele representative of the full socio-economic spectrum of the community.   We believe that all children carry the potential for success in school and life. We strive to ensure that children’s curiosity, intelligence, value system and physical potential are optimized.  We believe that a strong home-school partnership creates a structure in which children thrive. 

Our academic program is offered to all age groups by appropriate age and developmental stage.  The curriculum is based in the philosophies of Piaget, Froebel, Montessori, Eriksson, Gesell and other important leaders in the field of early education. Language arts, math, motor skills, science, social studies and a wide variety of cultural activities and the arts are all part of our curriculum. St. Michael’s implements the Core Knowledge curriculum for early primary school which is aligned with the national common core standards.  It outlines a cumulative and coherent progression of knowledge and skills in all developmental areas and integrates developmentally- appropriate practices for both content and instruction for Preschool – Grade 8. With a strong focus on challenging but appropriate content, the Core Knowledge sequence is unique among early childhood programs.The Core Knowledge curriculum establishes a strong foundation for teaching students 21st Century skills such as independence, self-esteem, complex thinking and problem solving skills, leadership, strong moral values and a lifelong thirst for knowledge.  Through St. Michael’s developmental approach, each child is given the opportunity to progress to the next group at an individual pace physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alternative School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Peoples Settlement Preschool (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bank Of America Child Developmental Ctr Wilmington (0.2 miles away)
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  • WilmingtonPeoples Settlement Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    408 E 8th Street
    WilmingtonDE19801
    (302)658-4133
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.1 mi | 22 students | Gr. K                      
  • WilmingtonBank Of America Child Developmental Ctr Wilmington
    Daycare / Preschool
    1000 N French St
    WilmingtonDE19801
    (302)432-3660
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • WilmingtonElementary Workshop Montessori School
    Montessori School
    502 N Pine St
    WilmingtonDE19801
    (302)656-1498
    Montessori School
    0.2 mi | 28 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • WilmingtonSt Peter Cathedral School
      (Roman Catholic)
    310 W 6th St
    WilmingtonDE19801
    (302)656-5234
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 190 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WilmingtonGrace Church Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    900 N Washington Street
    WilmingtonDE19801
    (302)655-8847
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    0.4 mi | 5 students | Gr. PK-K                      

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