Oldest Private Schools in Delaware

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The average private school in Delaware was founded around 1971 (2021).
The oldest private school in Delaware is Wilmington Friends School, founded in 1748.
The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Delaware (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1748
    Grades: NS-12101 School Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 576-2900

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc
    St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: PK-K700 N. Walnut Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 656-3389

  • Rank: #33.
    Ursuline Academy (pk-12)
    Ursuline Academy (pk-12) Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: PK-121106 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wilmington, DE 19806
    (302) 658-7158

  • Rank: #44.
    Salesianum School
    Salesianum School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: 9-121801 N Broom Street
    Wilmington, DE 19802
    (302) 654-2495

  • Rank: #55.
    St. Peter Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: PK-8515 Harmony St
    New Castle, DE 19720
    (302) 328-1191

  • Rank: #66.
    St. Elizabeth School
    St. Elizabeth School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-121500 Cedar St
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302) 656-3369

  • Rank: #77.
    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.
    Founding Date: 1919
    Grades: NS-122813 W 17th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19806
    (302) 657-8350

  • Rank: #88.
    Greenwood Mennonite School
    (Mennonite)
    Founding Date: 1928
    Grades: PK-1212802 Mennonite School Road
    Greenwood, DE 19950
    (302) 349-4131

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Sanford School
    Founding Date: 1930
    Grades: PK-126900 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 235-6500

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    The Tatnall School
    The Tatnall School Photo - Students in all four divisions perform during the annual Founder's Day celebration honoring the birthday of school founder Frances D. S. Tatnall.
    Founding Date: 1930
    Grades: NS-121501 Barley Mill Road
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 998-2292

  • Rank: #1111.
    Archmere Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1932
    Grades: 9-123600 Philadelphia Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19703
    (302) 798-6632

  • Rank: #1212.
    Wilmington Christian School
    Wilmington Christian School Photo - Aerial view of Wilmington Christian School's suburban Hockessin location
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: PK-12825 Loveville Rd
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 239-2121

  • Rank: #1313.
    Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - MISSIONHoly Cross School provides an academically rich, faith-filled learning environment, thus ensuring a Catholic values based education. At Holy Cross, we strive to convey a sense of justice, peace, compassion, and respect for all God's creation.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: NS-8631 S State St
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 674-5784

  • Rank: #1414.
    St. Anthony Of Padua Grade School
    St. Anthony Of Padua Grade School Photo - St. Anthony's of Padua view from Street.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: PK-81715 W. 9th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302) 421-3743

  • Rank: #1515.
    St. David's Episcopal Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: NS-PK2320 Grubb Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-3747

  • Rank: #1616.
    Concord Preschool And Childcare
    Concord Preschool And Childcare Photo
    Alternative School (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: PK-K1800 Fairfax Blvd
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 654-9629

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-81000 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 764-0977

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    The Pilot School
    The Pilot School Photo
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: K-8208 Woodlawn Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 478-1740

  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    St. John The Beloved Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: NS-8905 Milltown Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 998-5525

  • Rank: #2020.
    St. Edmond's Academy
    St. Edmond's Academy Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: NS-82120 Veale Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-5370

  • Rank: #2121.
    The Hockessin Montessori School
    The Hockessin Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: PK-81000 Old Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 234-1240

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Early Childhood Lab School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-K1200 N Dupont Hwy EH 116
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 857-6731

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Wilmington Montessori School
    Wilmington Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-81400 Harvey Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-0555

  • Rank: #2424.
    Saint Mark's High School
    Saint Mark's High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: 9-122501 Pike Creek Road
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 738-3300

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Albert Einstein Academy
    (Jewish)
    Founding Date: 1970
    Grades: K-5101 Garden Of Eden Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 478-5026

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Wesley Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1970
    Grades: NS-PK209 S State St
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 678-8987

  • Rank: #2727. Founding Date: 1971
    Grades: K-8401 Phillips Avenue
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 368-7772

  • Rank: #2828.
    Fairwinds Christian School
    Fairwinds Christian School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: NS-12801 Seymour Rd
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 328-7404

  • Rank: #2929.
    Pike Creek KinderCare
    Pike Creek KinderCare Photo - Preschool Classroom
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: NS-PK3449 Hillock Ln
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 731-7138

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Centerville Layton School
    Centerville Layton School Photo
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK-126201 Kennett Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 571-0230

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Pike Creek Christian Preschool
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK199 Polly Drummond Hill Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 731-7773

  • Rank: #3232.
    Milford Christian School
    Montessori School (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: PK-126062 Old Shawnee Rd
    Milford, DE 19963
    (302) 422-4263

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Concord Christian Academy
    Concord Christian Academy Photo - Concord Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1976
    Grades: PK-122510 Marsh Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-3247

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Dover Montessori Country Day Academy
    Dover Montessori Country Day Academy Photo - Hands Up For a Great School!
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1976
    Grades: PK-188 Carpenter st.
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 678-8394

  • Rank: #3535. Founding Date: 1978
    Grades: NS-81300 Paper Mill Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 239-0332

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