Sanford School

The mission of Sanford School is to identify and develop the intellectual and creative talents of a diverse group of students. Within a caring and supportive college preparatory environment, students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their finest in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Our ultimate goal is to teach students to live humanely within the Sanford community in order to prepare them to meet the demands and responsibilities of the future in the broader world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 656 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sanford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
656 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Sanford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress Code (not uniform) for Middle and Upper School students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
56%
Admissions Director
Jaime Morgan
Admissions Associate
Christine DiUbaldo

Sports

School Notes

  • Sanford School is an independent educational institution that caters to both boys and girls, ranging from preschool (age 3) through high school. Situated on a stunning 100-acre educational campus in Hockessin, Delaware, we take pride in our position as one of the top-notch private schools in the region. Sanford was founded in 1930 as an innovative school where "No Talent Lies Latent."Ask any family associated with Sanford, and they will attest to our faculty's unwavering commitment to embodying this motto for every child in every classroom, each and every day.
  • Our students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, extensive opportunities in the realms of arts and athletics, and an environment characterized by mutual respect and trust. They are fully immersed in a compassionate, globally-minded community that equips them for success in all facets of life.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sanford School offer a summer program?
Yes, Sanford School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Sanford School offer?
Sanford School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling.
What is Sanford School's ranking?
Sanford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Sanford School?
The application deadline for Sanford School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 656 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Castle County, DE is $14,300 for elementary schools and $16,418 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Castle County, DE is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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