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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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  • Sanford Soars in Scholastic Competition, Two Students Win National Awards

    Since 1923, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization, has partnered with Scholastic, Inc. to present the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The mission of this group, as stated on their website, is "to recognize the vision, ingenuity, and talent of the nation’s youth and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." For decades, Sanford students have earned numerous awards at the regional, and sometimes, at the national levels. 2020 is no exception, as Finley Anderson '24 earned a National Gold Key Award for her photograph "Lost in a Dream." Additionally, "Caught in the Mess," a photograph by Cecilia Gao '24, earned a National Silver Key Award.
  • Nnanna Njoku Taking His Talents to Villanova

    It is not a surprise that 6'9" Nnanna Njoku '21, a power forward on Sanford's boys' basketball team, garnered lots of attention from college coaches. He has been on Delaware’s All-State 1st Team for the past two years and was the only junior to receive that honor this year. Additionally, Nnanna has been listed as one of the top 100 basketball players in the country, and he was invited to be on the USA Basketball Junior National team. Nnanna recently ended speculation about his college career when he gave Villanova University a verbal commitment to play Division 1 basketball for them in the Big East Conference.
  • Savannah Shepherd Recognized with Princeton Prize in Racial Relations

    The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is a competitive award that recognizes high school-age students who significantly engage and challenge their schools or communities to advance racial equity in order to promote respect and understanding among all people. Winning for Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia region was Sanford’s Savannah Shepherd '20, who was cited in the program for founding the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition (DSJRC) and using that organization to assist her with her work to honor Mr. George White, the victim of a 1903 lynching in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Student Artists Selected to Display Their Work

    A number of Sanford students were selected to have their artwork on display at a variety of prestigious locations. While the events had to be canceled and the venues shuttered, the undeniable talent of the students remains newsworthy.
  • Teach for America Touches the Lives of Sanford Graduates

    Teach for America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." Three recent Sanford graduates: Nate Reynolds '14, Frederick "Freddy" Ryle '16, and Alexandra Somerville '16 have all interacted with TFA in some capacity. Their stories and level of participation vary, but they share a common desire to share their talents and leadership skills to further educational opportunities for under-served populations.

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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.