The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711-0197
Tel: (302)239-0332
Grades: NS-8 | 1118 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 1118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Independence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
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
% on Financial Aid


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.
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The average private school tuition in New Castle County, DE is $11,940 for elementary schools and $15,268 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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