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Sanford School is a creative and inclusive preschool–12 community that encourages students to embrace their individuality, tap into their talents, stretch their skills and broaden their ambitions.

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  • What’s Happening at Sanford

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  • Sanford's Yearbook Earns First Place Award

    It is not an easy task to compile a yearbook that accurately and creatively captures student life on a busy preschool–12 campus, but since the school’s inception Sanford’s Chrysalis has done just that. The 2019 edition was recently awarded a prestigious First Place award by the American Scholastic Press Association. Additionally, yearbooks are judged in five distinct categories, and Chrysalis earned an incredible perfect score for Content Presentation.
  • Sanford senior Brianna Kung will be playing lacrosse at Albright College.

    Kung to Take Lacrosse Skills to Albright College

    Brianna Kung ’20 first started playing lacrosse as a middle school student because she wanted to try a new sport and many of her friends were joining the lacrosse team. It turned out to be an excellent decision, from both a social and an athletic standpoint.
  • 40 Sanford Students Named AP Scholars

    Forty Sanford students have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams.
  • Sanford Junior Learns Life Lessons at Leadership Summit

    Perceptions. Tolerance. Diversity. Inclusion. Acceptance. These words and the meaning behind them were not new to Katie Zabel '21. She has learned about them and discussed them at home and at school, but it was not until Zabel attended a special three-day event, the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) sponsored by the National Federation of State High Schools Association (NFHS), that she actually lived them, thus elevating her understanding and awareness of their power to change lives.
  • Savannah Shepherd Sets History Straight

    When Savannah Shepherd ‘20 traveled with her family to Montgomery, Alabama, in April 2018, she was a fifteen-year-old Sanford Upper School sophomore excited about attending the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum. This dedication ceremony was intended to acknowledge, recognize, and memorialize the more than 4,000 people of color who were burned, brutalized, and lynched during the post-slavery years, primarily from 1877–1950.

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    Located on a beautiful college-like campus in Hockessin, Delaware, Sanford School is a college-prep private school for boys and girls in preschool (age 3) through high school.