The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711-0197
Tel: (302)239-0332
Grades: NS-8 | 1118 students
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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 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.: 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
80%
Average Class Size 19 students
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

INSPIRE. DREAM.ACHIEVE.

  • 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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