Wilmington Friends School

101 School Road,
Wilmington, DE, 19803-0198
Tel: (302)576-2900
Grades: NS - 12 | 793 students

Mission Statement

Wilmington 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 Beliefs

Wilmington Friends School offers a college preparatory curriculum—including athletics, the arts and community service—in which Quaker values and high expectations are mutually supportive.
The defining belief of Quakerism is that there is “that of God” in everyone.
That belief gives rise to a school community that welcomes a variety of faith traditions and where we share an obligation to seek and answer what is best in ourselves and in others.
Students at Friends are challenged to realize their potential: as learners, well prepared to succeed in college and career; as leaders, recognizing their power and opportunity to be agents of change; and as active and responsible members of communities, from the classroom to the world.
The school seeks to serve students, age two through grade twelve, who demonstrate ongoing promise in their ability to succeed at Friends, both academically and in meeting expectations for integrity and conduct.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1748

Student Body

Total Students 793 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Wilmington Friends School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 03/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salesianum School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Astra Zeneca Child Development Center (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Ann School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wilmington Salesianum School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1801 N Broom Street
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  971  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Wilmington
    Astra Zeneca Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1920 Rockland Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19803
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Wilmington
    St Ann School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    2006 Shallcross Ave
    Wilmington , DE , 19806
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wilmington
    Sharon Temple Adventist Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2001 N Washington St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Wilmington
    Ursuline Academy (pk-12)
    (Roman Catholic)
    1106 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wilmington , DE , 19806
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  635  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 19, 2013 - Our two-year old daughter just began attending the ELC this September, and it has been amazing watching her flourish in this environment. She seems so much happier at Friends than she did at het last NAEYC- accredited daycare, and we attribute that completely to the high standards for teaching and the personal connections that her teachers make with each of the children. It was the right fit for us! - Posted by Parent

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