Why choose Benchmark? When your bright child has a learning difference, you want to be sure that you are choosing an educational home where your child will be understood, supported, and thrive.
At its founding in 1970, Benchmark School was an educational pioneer in supporting children who learn differently, and it remains so today. In our five decades of helping children with learning differences, we have graduated thousands of students who have gone on to thrive educationally and professionally. Our time-tested approach and proven successes are unparalleled.
Benchmark School's mission is to help bright students who have yet to reach their potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers who meet with success in school and in life.
We believe that every child is entitled to a learning environment where there is respect for uniqueness and instruction is designed to build on students' strengths, help address their weaknesses, and develop their potential.
Benchmark develops self-efficacy, confidence, social skills, and motivation for learning along with a focus on academic skills.

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Benchmark School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, executive functioning, language-based learning differences, ADHD, ADD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
184 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Benchmark School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
khaki pants or skirt & collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Grades 1-5: $39,996 Grades 6-8: $41,995 (includes the use of a MacBook for each student)
Summer Program Cost Notes
Variety of program options
% on Financial Aid
41%
Admissions Director
Megan Wonderland
Endowment Size
$9 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Benchmark believes each student is a unique individual whose potential has not been fully realized.
  • We believe that every child is entitled to a learning environment where there is respect for uniqueness and instruction is designed to build on students' strengths, help address their weaknesses, and develop their potential.
  • Self-efficacy, confidence, social skills and motivation for learning are emphasized along with a focus on academic skills.
  • Instruction at Benchmark is provided in an environment that is structured and supportive while being intellectually stimulating.
  • Our graduates are prepared to find success in high school, college and beyond, with virtually all of our graduates going on to higher education, attending many of our nation's top colleges and universities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Benchmark School offer a summer program?

Yes, Benchmark School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Benchmark School offer?

Benchmark School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Golf, Indoor Soccer and Soccer.

What is Benchmark School's ranking?

Benchmark School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Benchmark School?

The application deadline for Benchmark School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $23,179 for elementary schools and $31,614 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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