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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
677 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Sanford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 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
Admissions Director
Jaime Morgan
Admissions Associate
Christine DiUbaldo

Sports

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 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, 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).

School Calendar

View the Sanford School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Professional Development Day-School CLOSED
February 17, 2023 (Friday)
Spring Break: School & Offices CLOSED
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break: School & Offices CLOSED
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break: Expanded Day OPEN
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
LS Parent Conferences; MS & US Student-Led Conferences - School CLOSED
April 21, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 677 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Castle County, DE is $12,384 for elementary schools and $13,641 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Castle County, DE is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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