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

Applying

Application Deadline
January 3
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, ERB

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,650
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
43%
Average Financial Aid
$12,000
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 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
47 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 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
581
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

Sanford School Reviews

42 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 honestly believe that Sanford is the best private K-12 school in Delaware, and perhaps in the mid-adlantic region. It’s graduates are some of the brightest, most innovative young minds out there. This is likely the result of an exquisite teaching staff with a genuine dedication to their students’ success. With an increased endowment and a more open-minded administration, Sanford might one day join the national rankings for best secondary schools.