St. Michael's School and Nursery is committed to the growth and support of children's development in mind, body, character and spirit. We provide exemplary and affordable early education and childcare in a nurturing atmosphere. St. Michel's welcomes all children. Since its founding in 1890, St. Michael’s has evolved from being primarily a childcare agency to a premier school for early childhood education in Wilmington, Delaware. It is a caring and stimulating environment and campus designed for the way young children play and learn. We offer: Year-round school
Degreed, caring faculty  Foreign languages, fitness and the arts
Low student/faculty ratio  Nutritious meals and snacks
Spacious, modern and secure campus  Financial assitance  Rolling enrollment

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St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1890
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
149 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
83%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
St. Michaels School & Nursery Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Primary division khaki, white, navy)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Full-day, full-year tuition ranges from $740/month for newborns to $585/month for Kindergarten
% on Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$140
Admissions Director
Becci Brasure
Admissions Associate
Valerie Woodruff

School Notes

  • St. Michael's School and Nursery welcomes all children and values diversity by maintaining a clientele representative of the full socio-economic spectrum of the community.   We believe that all children carry the potential for success in school and life. We strive to ensure that children’s curiosity, intelligence, value system and physical potential are optimized.  We believe that a strong home-school partnership creates a structure in which children thrive. 
  • Our academic program is offered to all age groups by appropriate age and developmental stage.  The curriculum is based in the philosophies of Piaget, Froebel, Montessori, Eriksson, Gesell and other important leaders in the field of early education. Language arts, math, motor skills, science, social studies and a wide variety of cultural activities and the arts are all part of our curriculum. St. Michael’s implements the Core Knowledge curriculum for early primary school which is aligned with the national common core standards.  It outlines a cumulative and coherent progression of knowledge and skills in all developmental areas and integrates developmentally- appropriate practices for both content and instruction for Preschool – Grade 8. With a strong focus on challenging but appropriate content, the Core Knowledge sequence is unique among early childhood programs.The Core Knowledge curriculum establishes a strong foundation for teaching students 21st Century skills such as independence, self-esteem, complex thinking and problem solving skills, leadership, strong moral values and a lifelong thirst for knowledge.  Through St. Michael’s developmental approach, each child is given the opportunity to progress to the next group at an individual pace physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. 

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The average private school tuition in Wilmington, DE is $14,645 for elementary schools and $18,921 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wilmington, DE is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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