The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: (302)239-0332
Grades: NS-8 | 1118 students
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  • The Independence School, an independent, co-educational day school for age 3 through 8th Grade, provides an exceptionally strong academic foundation and so much more.
  • We educate the whole student, preparing him or her emotionally and ethically for whatever lies ahead.
  • At Independence, students learn to think for themselves and they learn independence. .

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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 1118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 24%
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
80%
Average Class Size 19 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
27%

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

  • Independence's setting offers children age 3 through 8th grade a nurturing, community school feel where all students and their families can be known and appreciated. Our common philosophy and academic leadership team guide us in our mission and ensure that our sequential curriculum spirals upward through the grades to allow for distinct academic unity while also guaranteeing individualization. Independence is situated on 90 acres in the Pike Creek Valley, with easy access to Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin, as well as nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania communities.The Independence School inspires students to become independent, intellectually curious individuals who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership and citizenship.
  • INSPIRE. DREAM.ACHIEVE.
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