The Independence School

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  • The Independence School, an independent, co-educational day school for age 3 through 8th Grade, provides an exceptionally strong academic foundation and so much more.
  • We educate the whole student, preparing him or her emotionally and ethically for whatever lies ahead.
  • At Independence, students learn to learn, and they learn to lead. They learn independence!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students469 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeThe Independence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size19 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,580
Tuition NotesPreschool tuition ranges from $6080 to $14870 depending on number of days and full vs half days.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions DirectorMichele Harra
Admissions AssociateDonna Sentman

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Girls Can STEM, Lego League, Lego Robotics, Math League, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl

Arts and Music Programs:
After-School Art, Band, Choir, Drama, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
intramural sports

School Notes

Independence's setting offers children age 3 through 8th grade a nurturing and welcoming school environment in which they are able to Learn to Learn and Learn to Lead.  Our mission is to inspire students to become intellectually curious individuals who possess an expectional spirit for learning, leadership, and citizenship, and we work toward that every day.  Independence's  sequential curriculum spirals upward through the grades to allow for distinct academic unity while also providing opportunities for personalization through blended learning, collaboration, project-based learning,and varying paces.  Independence is situated on 90 acres in the Pike Creek Valley, with easy access to Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin, as well as nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania communities.
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