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Learn About Education at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware

6900 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-6500

Sanford School encourages students to take risks, explore intriguing ideas, tap their talents and push their limits — not just in the classroom, but in every endeavor. Our unique culture and environment provide the security that enables the bold pursuit of learning in all its forms, and respects the effort as well as the outcome. From Prekindergarten through high school, our students pursue a rigorous college prep curriculum while discovering the talents, strengths, and passions that shape their individual journeys. Our community values integrity, honor and inclusiveness, and enthusiastically embraces creativity in the pursuit of excellence. From academics that are second to none, to the region’s most renowned arts program, to a broad and competitive athletic program that has brought home multiple state championships, Sanford is a place where every student finds his or her place — where there is not one path inviting conformity, but a multitude of paths converging in a single direction of excellence.

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Sanford parents, who share feedback annually, say:

“My children have had great experiences both inside and outside the classroom at Sanford. They feel supported and valued. They understand that hard work and consistency are pillars of education at their school.”

“The faculty are 100% committed to the education of the students. They go above & beyond to provide opportunities for extra help in what should be “their time.” I never fail to be impressed at how “present ” the faculty are. They end their long teaching days by being coaches, but also by being at sporting events & social events to encourage & cheer on the kids. They are the community at its base!”

“For our family, Sanford has been a 110% return in our investment. The opportunity, experiences and now college choices were achieved here and I am very certain these things would not have happened at another school.”

“Sanford is an incredible school in all capacities. My son has been given the best education, made great friends whom I trust, and become a stand-up young man. I believe Sanford had a lot to do with that.”

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School highlights:

  • Rigorous academics with 17 AP courses
  • Nationwide AP Scholar recognition every year
  • 100-acre campus
  • Diverse technology featuring Macs, PCs, Chromebooks and five 3-D printers
  • STEM Lab and Makerspaces
  • State-of-the art performing arts center
  • Newly renovated facilities including updated College Counseling Center and gymnasium
  • Competitive athletics program
  • Broad range of extracurricular programs
  • 2 college counselors
  • World language begins in Pre-Kindergarten
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School stats:

  • Grades: Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade
  • Enrollment: 580 (coed)
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Location: In Hockessin, Delaware; near Wilmington, Newark, and Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Transporation: Morning bus transportation available from Middletown
  • Tuition: $12,650 to $26,650 ($4 million awarded annually in tuition assistance)
  • Financial aid offered: Yes
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Diversity: 30 percent

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