Top 20 Best New Castle County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 102 private schools serving 18,547 students in New Castle County, DE (there are 128 public schools, serving 78,680 public students). 19% of all K-12 students in New Castle County, DE are educated in private schools (compared to the DE state average of 14%).
The best top ranked private schools in New Castle County, DE include The Tatnall School, Wilmington Friends School and Destiny Calling Academy.
The average tuition cost is $14,837, which is higher than the Delaware private school average tuition cost of $12,734.
51% of private schools in New Castle County, DE are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked New Castle County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Albert Einstein Academy
Albert Einstein Academy Photo - Kindergarteners are Scientists!
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
(9)
101 Garden Of Eden Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-5026
Grades: K-5
| 36 students
Destiny Calling Academy
Destiny Calling Academy Photo - Something unique that DCA offers is In-School tutoring. The goal is to help them reach grade-level expectations in their core classes.
(Christian)
(4)
5810-C Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808
(800) 677-7904
Grades: K-12
| students
The Tatnall School
The Tatnall School Photo - Tatnall's 110-acre campus is located just west of Wilmington in Greenville, Delaware. Housing a National Wildlife Federation-accredited schoolyard habitat, five outdoor classrooms and bordering the Downs Nature Conservancy, the spacious campus provides expansive playing fields and opportunities for outdoor environmental study.
(9)
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 892-4296
Grades: NS-12
| 486 students
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington Friends School Photo - Technology, including the one-to-one program for all students preschool - 12th grade, supports collaborative learning at Friends. The point is not the hardware but what it makes possible in teaching and engaging students in 21st century skills.
(Friends)
(1)
101 School Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 576-2900
Grades: NS-12
| 739 students
Centreville Layton School
Centreville Layton School Photo - Beautiful campus
Special Education School
6201 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 571-0230
Grades: PK-12
| 102 students
Delaware Valley Classical School
Delaware Valley Classical School Photo - At Delaware Valley Classical School, we desire to train, mentor, and encourage students throughout the course of their education to love God with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind and to love their neighbor as themselves (Luke 10:27). DVCS is an accredited school of The Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS)
(Christian)
(16)
903 East Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 455-8740
Grades: K-12
| 178 students
302 Darling St
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 737-8260
Grades: K-8
| 73 students
NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning)
NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning) Photo - NCCL School
Alternative School
(5)
401 Phillips Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-7772
Grades: K-8
| 75 students
Wilmington Montessori School
Wilmington Montessori School Photo - Primary (3- to 6-year-old) Program - Preschool and Kindergarten - Students work together to create the Montessori Pink Tower.
Montessori School
(1)
1400 Harvey Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-0555
Grades: NS-8
| 199 students
All Saints Catholic School
All Saints Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
907 New Rd
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 995-2231
Grades: PK-8
| 229 students
Archmere Academy
(Catholic)
(7)
3600 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 798-6632
Grades: 9-12
| 514 students
Caravel Academy
2801 Del Laws Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 834-8938
Grades: PK-12
| 1,117 students
Christ The Teacher Catholic School
Christ The Teacher Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
2451 Frazer Rd
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 838-8850
Grades: PK-8
| 635 students
The College School
Special Education School
459 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 831-7374
Grades: 1-8
| 43 students
Concord Christian Academy
Concord Christian Academy Photo - Concord Christian Academy
(Baptist)
(10)
2510 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3247
Grades: PK-12
| 137 students
Fairwinds Christian School
Fairwinds Christian School Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
801 Seymour Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 328-7404
Grades: NS-12
| 262 students
Holy Angels School
(Catholic)
82 Possum Park Rd
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 731-2210
Grades: PK-8
| 419 students
Immaculate Heart Of Mary
(Catholic)
1000 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 764-0977
Grades: PK-8
| 472 students
The Independence School
The Independence School Photo
(2)
1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 239-0332
Grades: NS-8
| 436 students
Padua Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
(2)
905 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 421-3739
Grades: 9-12
| 591 students
Red Lion Christian Academy
Red Lion Christian Academy Photo - ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND
(Christian)
1390 Red Lion Road
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 834-5020
Grades: PK-12
| 466 students
St. Andrew's School
(Episcopal)
350 Noxontown Rd
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 285-4402
Grades: 9-12
| 309 students
St. Annes Episcopal School
St. Annes Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
211 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 551-6786
Grades: PK-8
| 281 students
St. Elizabeth School
St. Elizabeth School Photo
(Catholic)
1500 Cedar St
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 656-3369
Grades: PK-12
| 540 students
905 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-5525
Grades: NS-8
| 528 students
Saint Mark's High School
Saint Mark's High School Photo
(Catholic)
(10)
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 738-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 605 students
St. Mary Magdalen School
(Catholic)
9 Sharpley Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 656-2745
Grades: PK-8
| 559 students
St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc
St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
700 N. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-3389
Grades: PK-K
| 149 students
St. Peter Catholic School
(Catholic)
(2)
515 Harmony St
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-1191
Grades: PK-8
| 168 students
Salesianum School
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
1801 N Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 654-2495
Grades: 9-12
| 925 students
Sanford School
(1)
6900 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-6503
Grades: NS-12
| 656 students
Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School Photo - Tower Hill School resides on a 44-acre campus with state-of- the-art athletic facilities and impressive academic and arts areas.
2813 W 17th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 575-0550
Grades: NS-12
| 860 students
Ursuline Academy, Lower
Ursuline Academy, Lower Photo
(Catholic)
(10)
1106 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 658-7158
Grades: K-5
| 199 students
Wilmington Christian School
Wilmington Christian School Photo
(Christian)
825 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2121
Grades: PK-12
| 413 students
Aquinas Academy
Aquinas Academy Photo
(Catholic)
2370 Red Lion Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 838-9601
Grades: PK-12
| 98 students
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New Castle County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Advoserv (Closed 2020)
Special Education School
2520 Wrangle Hill Rd # 200
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 365-8050
Grades: NS
| 86 students
1401 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 633-1600
Grades: PK-K
| 24 students
510 West 28 Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 762-4031
Grades: PK-8
| 106 students
502 N Pine St
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-1498
Grades: PK-4
| 43 students
100 Patriot Dr
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 464-1171
Grades: PK-K
| 118 students
614 Pulaski Highway
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 322-5040
Grades: NS-K
| students
Church Drive Garfield Pk
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 658-5345
Grades: PK-8
| 207 students
801 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-2803
Grades: NS-8
| 324 students
304 S Harrison Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 594-1402
Grades: PK-8
| 183 students
210 Bellefonte Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-5595
Grades: K-8
| 190 students
201 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 654-0746
Grades: PK-8
| 246 students
Super Kids (Closed 2017)
Daycare / Preschool
1411 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 453-9373
Grades: PK-K
| 85 students
400 N Ramunno Dr
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-1711
Grades: K-1
| 30 students
Zion Early Education Center (Closed 2015)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
2101 Lancaster Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-7874
Grades: PK-K
| 25 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in New Castle County, DE?
The top ranked private schools in New Castle County, DE include The Tatnall School, Wilmington Friends School and Destiny Calling Academy.
How many private schools are located in New Castle County, DE?
102 private schools are located in New Castle County, DE.
How much do private schools cost in New Castle County, DE?
The average tuition cost is $14,837, which is higher than the Delaware private school average tuition cost of $12,734.
How diverse are private schools in New Castle County, DE?
New Castle County, DE private schools are approximately 28% minority students, which is same as the Delaware private school average of 28%.
What percentage of students in New Castle County, DE go to private school?
19% of all K-12 students in New Castle County, DE are educated in private schools (compared to the DE state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in New Castle County, DE?
51% of private schools in New Castle County, DE are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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