Learning Express Academy

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Learning Express Academy is a nonprofit private school located in Newark, DE, serving Kindergarten through 8th grades. L.E. Academy was founded in 2005, and it has been our passion and privilege for the past decade to positively affect the lives of hundreds of children and families in our community. Our school offers a unique educational experience, one which is based on the foundations of love, family and a strong school community. Our mission is to provide an academically challenging and individualized education to each of our students, to foster an atmosphere of respect and kindness, and to guide each child to develop strong character traits as they reach their fullest potential. L.E. Academy`s motto expresses what we believe and practice each day: Love, Educate, Achieve!.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students73 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Learning Express Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease contact Jennifer Valentine, School Administrator for tuition information. (302) 737-8260


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Drama Club, Home Economics Club, Knitting Club, Peer Mentoring, Technology Club, Yearbook Committee

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Let's Move, Running Club, Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • Learning Express Academy is a family-focused elementary school, with a total enrollment of less than 100 students, and this is what makes our program unique. The size of our school allows us to offer students and their families a personal educational experience. Our students don't get lost in the crowd due to overcrowded classrooms or hundreds of students on-site. Rather, each child, and their family, is seen as an important part of what we like to call the "L.E. Academy Family."
  • Our environment may be small, but we have BIG expectations when it comes to offering students a well-rounded elementary school experience.  Our building has many special features, including:
  • - Bright, inviting classrooms
  • - An indoor gymnasium
  • - An outdoor fenced-in playground
  • - Media equipment including modern computer terminals, high-speed internet access, network printing and educational software to aide in developing technology skills in our students
  • - A library with over 2000 educational and recereational reading materials
  • We also offer the following for all grade levels:
  • - Spanish classes to broaden students' multicultural awareness
  • - Art and music classes to foster creativity and imagination
  • - Health, safety and fitness concepts to teach children the importance of healthy lifestyles
  • - Community service initiatives
  • - Educational field trips and on-site visitors
  • - And many other special programs to help make L.E. Academy a fun place for children to learn!
  • A strong Reading and Math curriculum provides the foundation of a quality elementary school education; therefore, Learning Express Academy places emphasis on both of these subjects in our curriculum.  The core of our curriculum in focused on a phonics-based reading program, structured to accomodate each child's individual reading level.  In addition, students are challenged in mathematics, not only through traditional teaching methods, but also using creative learning centers and manipulatives.  Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Library, Art, Physical Education and Computer classes complete our exceptional curriculum, which exceeds that of the Delaware Content Standards. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark
    Grades: K-8 | 83 students
    4.3 miles
    401 Phillips Avenue
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 368-7772
    4.3 K-8
  • Bear
    Grades: NS-12 | 574 students
    2.9 miles
    1390 Red Lion Road
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 834-2526
    2.9 NS-12
  • Newark
    The College School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-8 | 153 students
    3.9 miles
    459 Wyoming Road
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-0222
    3.9 2-8
  • Bear
    Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
    3.2 miles
    2801 Del Laws Rd
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 834-8938
    3.2 PK-12
  • Newark
    Grades: PK-8 | 403 students
    4.9 miles
    82 Possum Park Rd
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 731-2211
    4.9 PK-8

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