The Pilot School
Tel: (302) 478-1740
- Founded in 1957, The Pilot School is an independent therapeutic day school for children ages five through fourteen with normal intellectual potential who experience language based learning differences.
- The program is individualized for each student, whole child centered, and taught in small groups utilizing diagnostic/prescriptive teaching.
- The student to teacher ratio is 5:1. Strengths are challenged and utilized every day.
- Emphasis on the mastery of foundation skills including auditory and visual perceptual, motor, listening, speaking, and social skills, supports growth in reading, mathematics, spelling, thinking, reasoning, and written expression.
- The goal is to return students to regular education as independent, active learners who are able to perform successfully at their chronological grade level.
- Three to five years is the approximate length of time students are enrolled.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Council for Exceptional Children|
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Language-Based|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a|
|Total Students||126 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 19%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||37 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$29,400|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition includes all in-school therapies.|
|Total Sports Offered||1 sport|
|Sports||Intramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only|
- On site therapeutic support includes physical, occupational, speech, language, and music therapies, a therapeutic art program, adaptive physical education, a nurse, counselor, and school psychologist. Science, social studies, swimming, physical education, library, and technology round out each child's program.
- A variety of both specialized and regular education programs are available in order to meet each child's individual learning strengths and challenges.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Wilmington Grades: PK-12 | 102 students
6201 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 571-0230 3.7 PK-12
- Newark Grades: 2-8 | 153 students
459 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-0222 13.7 2-8
- Havertown Grades: 1-8 | 24 students
2000 Old West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
(484) 454-8700 16 1-8
- Bear Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
2801 Del Laws Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 834-8938 17.6 PK-12
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