Oldest Private Schools in Delaware

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(71)
All Schools
(71)
 
High Schools
(26)
High Schools
(26)
 
Elementary Schools
(49)
Elementary Schools
(49)
 
Preschools
(60)
Preschools
(60)
 
  • The average private school in Delaware was founded around 1971 (2020).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Delaware is Wilmington Friends School, founded in 1748.

Oldest Private Schools in Delaware (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Wilmington Friends School
    Wilmington Friends School Photo - Friends Early Learning Center students - outside play is an integral part of the lower school program, with four playground areas designed for different age groups.
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1748
    Grades: NS-12101 School Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302)576-2900

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Michael's School & Nursery
    St. Michael's School & Nursery Photo
    Alternative School (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: NS-2700 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: NS-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)575-0550

  • 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
    Claymont, DE 19703
    (302)798-6632

  • Rank: #1212.
    St. Elizabeth High School
    St. Elizabeth High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1940
    Grades: 9-121500 Cedar Street
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302)656-3369

  • Rank: #1313.
    Wilmington Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: PK-12825 Loveville Rd
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302)239-2121

  • Rank: #1414.
    Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - MISSION Holy 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: PK-8631 S State St
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302)674-5784

  • Rank: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    St. David's Episcopal Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: NS-PK2320 Grubb Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302)475-3747

  • Rank: #1717.
    Concord Preschool And Childcare
    Concord Preschool And Childcare Photo
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: PK-K1800 Fairfax Blvd
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302)654-9629

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-81000 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302)764-0977

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    The Pilot School
    The Pilot School Photo
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: NS-8208 Woodlawn Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302)478-1740

  • Rank: #18-2018.-20.
    St John The Beloved Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: NS-8905 Milltown Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302)998-5525

  • Rank: #2121.
    St Edmond's Academy
    St Edmond's Academy Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK-82120 Veale Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302)475-5370

  • Rank: #2222.
    The Hockessin Montessori School
    The Hockessin Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: NS-81000 Old Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302)234-1240

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    Early Childhood Lab School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-K1200 N Dupont Hwy EH 116
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302)857-6731

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    Wilmington Montessori School
    Wilmington Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-81400 Harvey Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302)475-0555

  • Rank: #2525.
    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: #2626.
    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
    Special Program Emphasis (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
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK199 Polly Drummond Hill Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302)731-7773

  • Rank: #3232.
    Milford Christian 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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