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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 577 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Jan. 29 / rolling

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

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School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
577 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Sanford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6 / Jan. 29 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Ranges from $11,000 for Half-Day Pre-K to $23,200 for Upper School.
Admissions Director
Jaime Morgan
Admissions Associate
Heidi McGregor

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 577 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6 / Jan. 29 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in New Castle County, DE is $12,232 for elementary schools and $13,937 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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