The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711-0197
     Tel: (302)239-0332
   
Grades: NS - 8 | 451 students
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The Independence School inspires students to become independent, intellectually curious individuals who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership and citizenship.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences are supported.
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 451 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Independence School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 19 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,632
Tuition Notes Tuition is less and varies for preschool programs. Tuition Assistance Program is available
% on Financial Aid 27%
Admissions Director Claire Brechter
Admissions Associate Carol Bergner

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes:

INSPIRE. DREAM.ACHIEVE.

  • We inspire students to believe in their abilities.
  • Our students learn to think for themselves.
  • We have an exceptionally strong academic foundation.
  • We encourage students to be intellectually curious in every field - artistic, athletic, academic.
  • Our students learn independence so they can achieve their goals.

Profile last updated: 01/18/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Mark's High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tutor Time Learning Centers (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Limestone Hills Day School (0.9 miles away)
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