St. David's Episcopal Day School

St. David's Episcopal Day School curriculum meets the needs of each child through developmentally appropriate practices, materials and methods.
The whole child is developed -- cognitive, social, physical, emotional and spiritual.
The skilled teachers and specialists work to provide an enriching environment where the foundation for a love of learning and respect for others can grow. The class sizes are small, and there are always two skilled professionals available to assist the children.
The children exercise and strengthen their growing bodies in developmental movement classes.
Field trips and special visitors are part of the program.
In the past, optional programs included Spanish and Computer Tots.
Since St. David's is a Christian institution, a weekly chapel service is part of the school experience.
This is a joyous time of worship through song, story and prayer, usually conducted by our Rector.
Further emphasis is placed on Christian living by example and the inclusion of holiday themes.
Parents of the children are welcome to participate in all aspects of the program.
Non-Christian families are invited to share their heritage with us as well.
St. David's School was established in 1955 by the Vestry of St. David's Episcopal Church.
The School offers classes for two, three-, four- and five-year-old as well as an Extended Care service for a limited number of children who are enrolled in the School program.
Young children of all races and religions are welcome at St. David's School.
Presently St. David's Episcopal Day School serves 145 children through its various programs.
Our school participates in DE Stars, the voluntary quality improvement plan for centers and family home day cares.
Our school is accredited by the Nursery and Kindergarten Association of Delaware and licensed by the state of Delaware.
We are also members of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and Mid-Atlantic Association of Episcopal Schools.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded
1955
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
110 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
sneakers

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Available on the website. Monthly rates vary depending on age, schedule.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer rates depend on schedule, length of day. Can be weekly or monthly payments.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Janet Leishman

School Notes

  • St. David's Episcopal Day School curriculum meets the needs of each child through developmentally appropriate practices, materials and methods. The whole child is developed -- cognitive, social, physical, emotional and spiritual. The skilled teachers and specialists work to provide an enriching environment where the foundation for a love of learning and respect for others can grow. The class sizes are small, and there are always two skilled professionals available to assist the children. The children exercise and strengthen their growing bodies in developmental movement classes. Field trips and special visitors are part of the program. In the past, optional programs included Spanish and Computer Tots. Since St. David's is a Christian institution, a weekly chapel service is part of the school experience. This is a joyous time of worship through song, story and prayer, usually conducted by our Rector. Further emphasis is placed on Christian living by example and the inclusion of holiday themes. Parents of the children are welcome to participate in all aspects of the program. Non-Christian families are invited to share their heritage with us as well. St. David's School was established in 1955 by the Vestry of St. David's Episcopal Church. The School offers classes for two-, three-, four- and five-year-old as well as an Extended Care service for a limited number of children who are enrolled in the School program. Young children of all races and religions are welcome at St. David's School. Presently St. David's Episcopal Day School serves 145 children through its various programs. Our school participates in DE Stars, the voluntary quality improvement plan for centers and family home day cares. Our school is accredited by the Nursery and Kindergarten Association of Delaware and licensed by the state of Delaware. We are also members of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and Mid-Atlantic Association of Episcopal Schools.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are St. David's Episcopal Day School often compared to?
St. David's Episcopal Day Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wilmington Montessori School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. David's Episcopal Day School?
The acceptance rate of St. David's Episcopal Day School is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
When is the application deadline for St. David's Episcopal Day School?
The application deadline for St. David's Episcopal Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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Hi, My kid was studied in this school and it's very good school for beginers. Teachers are very experienced and well trained. Unfortunately I moved to my home country due VISA issue otherwise I would continue this school for my both kids. My kid is still missing this school even it's more than a year.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 110 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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