The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711-0197
Tel: (302)239-0332
Grades: NS-8 | 462 students
The Independence School inspires students to become independent, intellectually curious individuals who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership and citizenship.
We welcome students age 3 through 8th grade.

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
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 462 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Independence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,360
Tuition Notes Tuition is less and varies for preschool programs. Tuition Assistance Program is available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Casey Shaw
Admissions Associate Carol Bergner


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

School Notes:


  • 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: 09/24/2015

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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  • Wilmington
    Tutor Time Learning Centers
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K-1 | 93 students
    0.8 miles
    5305 Limestone Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Wilmington
    Limestone Hills Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 44 students
    0.9 miles
    5671 Ocheltree Ln
    Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Wilmington
    Pike Creek KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.4 miles
    3449 Hillock Lane
    Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Wilmington
    Grades: K | 77 students
    1.5 miles
    1 Middleton Dr
    Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Newark
    Edu-care Preschool & Daycare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K-1 | 102 students
    1.6 miles
    345 Polly Drummond Hill Rd
    Newark, DE 19711

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