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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our community's safety is our highest priority. While we are open for in-person learning, each family has the option to learn from home through Sanford Connected, our distance learning program. On campus, rigorous safety protocols are in effect. Our students and faculty wear masks indoors, respect physical distancing guidelines, and make use of our campus to have class outside when possible. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,275
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 85-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.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
80 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses

Learning at Sanford

Sanford offers all the advantages that make an independent school education so valuable. Our bold approach to learning offers every student a rigorous, engaging, well-rounded, college-preparatory curriculum. From preschool to high school, Sanford students delve deep into core subjects as well as music and visual arts, world languages and cultures, and athletics.

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?
Based on 10 responses
  • Homecoming, prom
    40%
  • Spirit Week
    30%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Student-Run Fundraisers
    10%

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Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
647
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

Preschool

Annual Cost
$12,500
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
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

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
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

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$128,412
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,785
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$441,200
National
$217,500

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