The College School

  • At The College School, children flourish in a kind and supportive environment where small class sizes and a clear designed program of instruction guide teachers in narrowing the gap between a child’s learning potential and his/her achievement.
  • Students at The College School are provided with an integrated approach to education, receiving various opportunities to acquire and develop their academic and social competence.
  • Master teachers and a nurturing support staff take the essential time to teach strategies that promote confidence, individuality, and a spirit of self-advocacy within each child.
  • These are traits our children will possess and carry with them for a lifetime.
  • While the goal of The College School is to return students to a traditional school setting in two to three years, many remain through the 8th grade, as the unique blend of a challenging curriculum and a personalized approach to learning is unparalleled.
  • As a part of the College of Education and Human Development, students receive the benefit of the most cutting-edge techniques in curriculum and instruction from teachers who are clinical faculty members at the University.
  • In addition, our children interact daily with motivated, eager student teachers and researchers whose primary goal is creating a rich educational environment for children with learning differences.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1988

Student Body

Total Students35 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The College School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition Notes$19,000 per year
Admissions DirectorLaura C. Dougherty
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  • Newark
    Grades: K-8 | 83 students
    1.1 miles
    401 Phillips Avenue
    Newark, DE 19711
    1.1 K-8
  • Newark
    Grades: NS-8 | 436 students
    4.9 miles
    1300 Paper Mill Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    4.9 NS-8
  • Newark
    Grades: K-8 | 79 students
    3.9 miles
    302 Darling St
    Newark, DE 19702
    3.9 K-8
  • Wilmington
    Centerville Layton School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 102 students
    12.1 miles
    6201 Kennett Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    12.1 Inquire with school
  • Newark
    Mt. Sophia Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 160 students
    0.8 miles
    91 Salem Church Rd
    Newark, DE 19713
    0.8 K-12

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