The College School

A beacon of specialized education and community engagement, The College School offers a unique environment that nurtures the potential of bright students with diverse academic, social, and emotional needs.
Our affiliation with the University of Delaware places us in a privileged position to draw from the latest research and best practices in the field of education through our partnership with the College of Education and Human Development.
Our motto, Great Minds Learn Differently, inspires our purpose and is the basis for our guiding principles of kindness, perseverance, and self-advocacy.
Offering a rigorous and engaging experience, teachers at The College School utilize proven practices that focus on the strengths and challenges of every child.
Small class sizes and high student to teacher ratios ensure that learners make progress and build on their successes.
Come and learn more about the innovative teaching and learning that happens at The College School and the resultant joy that comes from progress and accomplishment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,205
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The College School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
8 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Andrea Glowatz

School Notes

  • Located in Newark, Delaware on the University of Delaware Children’s Campus, The College School offers students in grades 1 through 8 a rigorous and engaging curriculum, unique to a University setting.
  • A dedicated focus on how the brain learns and what individuals need to thrive is the cornerstone of our mission.
  • While some of our student population presents with mild learning challenges that may impact school success, ALL benefit from a supportive environment that promotes confidence, discovery and self-advocacy.
  • The College School teachers are master teachers, and our staff members are specialists who provide learners with curriculum in the arts, physical education, STEM, and SEL.
  • While some students at The College School have language-based learning differences (i.e. dyslexia) or ADHD, others simply need a warm, structured, and resourceful environment to reach their true potential.
  • Our hands-on STEM program fosters integrated problem solving and critical thinking, promoting a deep understanding of various disciplines and engendering a passion for learning.
  • A comprehensive focus on literacy and differentiated mathematics enables us to meet learners where they are and usher them forward as they build their skill sets and conceptual understanding.
  • Physical education and the arts complement the student experience, and social-emotional learning goals are the lifeblood of our program. A sense of empathy, self-awareness, and feelings of safety and inclusiveness in the classroom create a foundation for learning and untold ripple effects.
  • Integrated support services include literacy intervention that is Orton-Gillingham-based, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and counseling.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The College School cost?
The College School's tuition is approximately $24,205 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The College School?
The acceptance rate of The College School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. The College School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Delaware with low acceptance rates.
What is The College School's ranking?
The College School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for The College School?
The application deadline for The College School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,205
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Newark, DE is $13,646 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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