A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Sports
    NG
Address
6900 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
Telephone
(302) 235-6500
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,990
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
From Sanford School

Sanford School is a college-prep school for students in PreK through high school. Located on a 100-acre campus in Hockessin, Delaware, we are proud to be one of the best private schools in the region. Founded in 1930 as an innovative school where No Talent Lies Latent, Sanford's faculty is dedicated to bringing this motto to life for every child, in every classroom, every day. Our students enjoy rigorous academics, opportunities in the arts and athletics, an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and immersion in a worldly community that prepares them to succeed in every aspect of life.

Sanford School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
46 responses
Average ACT
29
15 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
579
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Sanford School Reviews

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Sanford School has been the perfect choice for my children. The school has a strong sense of community; it's like a family. The school's leadership is outstanding and has been continually improving the program, the faculty and the facilities, including the recently constructed and much needed performing arts facility. The teachers are outstanding and are really invested in the student's success. The sports team coaches have helped my kids succeed on the field, and the school's teams overall have enjoyed great successes of late. Our family has been extremely satisfied with our experience. Sanford is a gem!
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This school is a community. Everyone knows my child by name - even the Head of School. Small class size, fantastic and enthusiastic teachers, easily the most diverse independent school in the area. My advice...take a tour, you won't be disappointed!
I have had an amazing experience going to Sanford. It has a beautiful campus, engaging classes, knowledgeable and enthusiastic faculty, and an involved and inclusive student body. It did an excellent job preparing me for college. It provided plenty of opportunities to push myself and take up leadership positions. The community is cohesive, creative, and welcoming, and I will never forget the wonderful memories I made there.