Mission StatementWilmington Friends, a Quaker school with high standards for academic achievement, challenges students to seek truth, to value justice and peace, and to act as creative, independent thinkers with a conscious responsibility to the good of all.
Philosophy and BeliefsWilmington Friends School offers a college preparatory curriculum—including athletics, the arts and community service—in which Quaker values and high expectations are mutually supportive.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12|
|Total Students||793 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||22%
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||87 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||50%|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||33 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1863|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||2013-14 tuition rates range from $6,525 to $24,225.|
|% on Financial Aid||27%|
|Admissions Director||Kathleen Hopkins|
|Admissions Associate||Trish Kocher|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Global learning at Friends includes signature international programs--the International Baccalaureate (IB), School Year Abroad (SYA), and three modern languages: Chinese, French, and Spanish. Language study begins in pre-kindergarten (Spanish).
More broadly and fundamentally, global education at Friends is reflected in a curriculum- and school-wide approach to education that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of their future, even those that we cannot predict.
The world is changing quickly, fueled by technological progress measured in “machine generations” as short as one or two years. Friends offers an unsurpassed college preparatory program in terms of content in each academic discipline, and in the range and depth of academic and leadership skills that apply across disciplines and outside of the classroom. We recognize that the careers our students will pursue may not even exist yet, and the program at Friends is designed to prepare students for whatever the future brings.
* Friends students learn how to engage complex questions intellectually—with multi-layered, open-minded, truly "global" thinking.
* They learn the academic and leadership skills to engage challenges in and outside of the classroom, with a sense of responsibility and confidence that they can communicate, act, and lead effectively.
* They learn how to listen and how to work with people of different points of view.
* And they learn that the faster the world changes, the more important their own foundation of values and ethics becomes.
Global education is coordinated throughout the curriculum, culminating in the IB program. Friends was the first school in Delaware authorized to offer the IB, which is recognized around the world as representing one of the highest standards—indeed, it is often recognized as the highest standard—in college preparatory education. Authorization as an IB school also ensures international certification of quality across academic disciplines, to the benefit of all of our students.
Additional global education programs, including School Year Abroad and other international study and service learning programs, are coordinated at Friends through the Quaker Center for Understanding, Engagement, and Stewardship (QUEST). Programs under the auspices of QUEST include service-learning trips, and the “Big Ideas” and Lunch & Learn speaker series on issues related to cross-cultural and international understanding, social justice, and environmental stewardship.
- School Location Miles Students Grades
1801 N Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302)654-24950.5 mi | 971 students | Gr. 9-12
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
WilmingtonAstra Zeneca Child Development Center
1920 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302)654-9120Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)0.7 mi | 90 students | Gr. K
WilmingtonSt Ann School
2006 Shallcross Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302)652-6567(Roman Catholic)0.8 mi | 283 students | Gr. PK-8
WilmingtonSharon Temple Adventist Elementary School
2001 N Washington St
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302)428-0216(Seventh-Day Adventist)1 mi | 19 students | Gr. KG-4
WilmingtonUrsuline Academy (pk-12)
1106 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302)658-7158(Roman Catholic)1.1 mi | 530 students | Gr. PK-12