Wilmington Friends School

A private college preparatory school that educates students in pre-K through grade 12 in the Quaker tradition (wilmingtonfriends.org)

Infused with the same Quaker values on which it was founded 264 years ago, Wilmington Friends aims to instill academic excellence in students who are truth seekers, value justice and peace, and independent thinkers with a social consciousness for the greater good, according to the school’s Web site.

To Wilmington Friends leadership, educational excellence includes developing multicultural and social justice sensibility, elements of choice and risk with accountability, self-discipline, resilience and motivation to sustain joy as lifelong learners.

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Signature features of the school include a high school year abroad, the first International Baccalaureate program in Delaware, and highly individualized college guidance.

Graduates attend top colleges and universities like American, Boston, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, George Washington, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tufts, Yale and Vassar.

Students of all faiths attend the school, and need based scholarships are available.

Did you know: Wilmington Friends, Delaware’s oldest school, was listed as one of the nation’s top private schools more than a century ago—before nearly all of the other private schools in Delaware were founded, according to “Where to Educate, 1898-1899: A Guide to the Best Private Schools, Higher Institutions of Learning, etc. in the United States.”