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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    A+
Caravel Academy is a highly rated, private school located in Townsend, DE. It has 1,121 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $10,400 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Caravel Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
145 responses
Average ACT
29
21 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Senior BBQ
    17%
  • Senior week
    13%
  • Santa Shop
    9%
  • Jeans Days
    9%
  • Preper rallies
    9%
  • Senior Banquet
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,121
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$91,708
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,366
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,700
National
$184,700
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My experience at Caravel was mediocre at best. Caravel has a longstanding reputation of putting its athletic image at the forefront. This has caused a lag in its academic game, which severely lacks the rigor that I have seen at other high schools. In addition, there is a lack of diversity, particularly among its staff. There are very few teachers of color, and inclusivity and representation seems to be a major issue at this school. Lastly, the academic resources are poor. I felt that my guidance counselor did not do a good job with guiding me with college apps. That being said, I always felt safe and was able to make a great group of friends at the school.
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I have had a very good experience at Caravel Academy. I attended CA since fourth grade and I will be graduation this year (2020). Most teachers here want to see you succeed rather than giving out bad grades; however, grades must be earned and will not simply be given out to everyone. Some teachers are older and have become set in their ways and are easily frustrated, but most teachers are pretty helpful. Most students here are very nice, but it can be very difficult to make new friends considering that my graduating class only had around 90 people. Sports are fun to attend, and I have watched several basketball state championship games and football playoff games. Caravel does recruit for these sports, so games are fun to watch but it is not easy to get on the teams (tryouts are competitive but not as competitive as public schools from what I understand). The campus is beautiful: well-maintained, clean, and small and compact but not over-crowded.
Caravel Academy is a school that is proud of their athletics, but really they are only concerned with the popular sports. The more popular the sport, the more funding the team receives. The music program is little to nonexistent, as well as theater. The students are extremely cliquey, so if your son or daughter does not play a "popular" sport, they will most likely not fit in. Quite a few math teachers struggle with teaching their students so that the students can fully understand the content. Considering school spirit, there is none. There are teachers who even complain to the students about their issues with Caravel. The pep rallys are terrible, and the students hardly show up to sports games, plays, or musical performances.