Oldest Private Schools in Delaware

The average private school in Delaware was founded around 1969 (2024).
The oldest private school in Delaware is Wilmington Friends School, founded in 1748.
Year Founded Range: 1748 1975 Avg. Year Founded: 1943

Oldest Private Schools in Delaware (2024)

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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1748
Grades: NS-12
101 School Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 576-2900
Rank: #22.
St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc
St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
Founding Date: 1890
Grades: PK-K
700 N. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-3389
Rank: #33.
Ursuline Academy, Lower
Ursuline Academy, Lower Photo
(Catholic)
(10)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: K-5
1106 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 658-7158
Rank: #44.
Salesianum School
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1903
Grades: 9-12
1801 N Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 654-2495
Rank: #55.
St. Peter Catholic School
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
515 Harmony St
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-1191
Rank: #66.
St. Elizabeth School
St. Elizabeth School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: PK-12
1500 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-12
2813 W 17th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 575-0550
Rank: #88.
Greenwood Mennonite School
(Mennonite)
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: PK-12
12802 Mennonite School Road
Greenwood, DE 19950
(302) 349-4131
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Sanford School
(1)
Founding Date: 1930
Grades: NS-12
6900 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-6503
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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.
(10)
Founding Date: 1930
Grades: NS-12
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 892-4296
Rank: #1111.
Archmere Academy
(Catholic)
(7)
Founding Date: 1932
Grades: 9-12
3600 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 798-6632
Rank: #1212.
University of Delaware Lab School
University of Delaware Lab School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1934
Grades: NS-K
459 Wyoming Rd
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2304
Rank: #1313.
Wilmington Christian School
Wilmington Christian School Photo
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-12
825 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2121
Rank: #1414.
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.
(Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-8
631 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.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1954
Grades: PK-8
1715 W. 9th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 421-3743
Rank: #1616.
St. David's Episcopal Day School
Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
(1)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: NS-PK
2320 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-K
1800 Fairfax Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 654-9629
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Immaculate Heart Of Mary
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-8
1000 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 764-0977
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
The Pilot School
The Pilot School Photo - Our 50 acre campus provides ample opportunities for our students to learn outside the traditional school walls. Surrounded by 2,000 acres of parkland, our campus was built with nature at its center and this is woven into the curriculum and into free time.
Special Education School
(4)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-8
208 Woodlawn Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-1740
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: NS-8
905 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-5525
Rank: #2121.
St. Edmond's Academy
St. Edmond's Academy Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1959
Grades: PK-8
2120 Veale Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-5370
Rank: #2222.
The Hockessin Montessori School
The Hockessin Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(1)
Founding Date: 1963
Grades: PK-8
1000 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 234-1240
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Early Childhood Lab School
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1964
Grades: NS-K
1200 N Dupont Hwy EH 116
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6731
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
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)
Founding Date: 1964
Grades: NS-8
1400 Harvey Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-0555
Rank: #2525.
Saint Mark's High School
Saint Mark's High School Photo
(Catholic)
(10)
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: 9-12
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 738-3300
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Albert Einstein Academy
Albert Einstein Academy Photo - Kindergarteners are Scientists!
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
(9)
Founding Date: 1970
Grades: K-5
101 Garden Of Eden Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-5026
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
The College School
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1970
Grades: 1-8
459 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 831-7374
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Wesley Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
Founding Date: 1970
Grades: NS-PK
209 S State St
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 678-8987
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Capitol Baptist School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1971
Grades: PK-12
401 Kesselring Ave
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 678-9190
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning)
NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning) Photo - NCCL School
Alternative School
(5)
Founding Date: 1971
Grades: K-8
401 Phillips Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-7772
Rank: #3131.
Fairwinds Christian School
Fairwinds Christian School Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1972
Grades: NS-12
801 Seymour Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 328-7404
Rank: #3232.
Pike Creek KinderCare
Pike Creek KinderCare Photo - Preschool Classroom
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1973
Grades: NS-PK
3449 Hillock Lane
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 731-7138
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Centreville Layton School
Centreville Layton School Photo - Beautiful campus
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1974
Grades: PK-12
6201 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 571-0230
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Pike Creek Christian Preschool
Alternative School (Christian)
Founding Date: 1974
Grades: PK
199 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 731-7773
Rank: #3535.
Milford Christian School
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1975
Grades: K-12
6062 Old Shawnee Rd
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-4263
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Delaware average private schools founding year?
The Delaware average private schools founding year is 1969 for 2024.
What are the private schools with oldest founding year in Delaware?
The top ranked private schools in Delaware include Wilmington Friends School, St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc and Ursuline Academy, Lower.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Delaware?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Delaware is Wilmington Friends School, with a year of 1748. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Wilmington Friends School, with a year of 1748.

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