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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1930
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students577 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Sanford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress Code (not uniform) for Middle and Upper School students)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 6 / Jan. 29 / rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from $11,000 for Half-Day Pre-K to $23,200 for Upper School.
Admissions DirectorJaime Morgan
Admissions AssociateHeidi McGregor
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wilmington
    Grades: NS-12 | 815 students
    6.6 miles
    2813 W 17th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19806
    (302) 657-8350
    6.6 NS-12
    815
  • Wilmington
    Grades: NS-12 | 699 students
    7.9 miles
    101 School Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 576-2900
    7.9 NS-12
    699
  • Wilmington
    Grades: NS-12 | 551 students
    4.4 miles
    1501 Barley Mill Road
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 998-2292
    4.4 NS-12
    551
  • Bear
    Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
    13.2 miles
    2801 Del Laws Rd
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 834-8938
    13.2 PK-12
    1117
  • Wilmington
    Padua Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 658 students
    7.5 miles
    905 N Broom St
    Wilmington, DE 19806
    (302) 421-3739
    7.5 9-12
    658

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The average private school tuition in Delaware is $10,248 for elementary schools and $11,447 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).