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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 Senior Selected as Semifinalist for National Scholarship

    Albert Opher, a member of Sanford’s class of 2021, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2020-2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Only 1.6% of applicants were chosen as semifinalists for this year’s program, making Albert one of the 1,609 semifinalists chosen from over 99,400 applicants.
  • Scouting trailblazer Scarlett Helmecki celebrates on the reconstructed bridge in Sanford School's Chapel Valley.

    Sanford Freshman Completes Eagle Scout Project

    Sanford freshman Scarlett Helmecki '24 recently completed her Eagle Scout project in Sanford's Chapel Valley. For five days in October, Scarlett and a team of fellow Scouts from her troop and other local troops, adult volunteers, Sanford teachers, and friends masked up and tackled reconstructing a bridge over the stream that runs through Chapel Valley.
  • Sanford Students Selected for Leadership Seminar

    Two Sanford sophomores have been selected to participate in Delaware’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar. This summer,  Amanda Belej and Ashley Schnyder will spend three days at Wesley College in Dover, DE where they will learn about leadership from local community leaders, perform community service, and engage in hands-on leadership-building activities with other high schoolers from around the state.  

    The criteria for their selection is based upon recognized leadership potential, which includes excellent communication and decision-making skills, creative problem solving, and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of others. 

    HOBY’s State Leadership Seminar, their flagship program,  is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. The seminar’s curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of leadership, which develops leadership from three perspectives: personal leadership, group leadership, and leadership for society. After each seminar, HOBY alumni are challenged to complete 100 hours of community service as a way to put their newly developed leadership skills into action. Today, HOBY boasts more than 500,000 alumni worldwide.

    Currently, the program is planned to take place in-person, but plans to transition to a virtual event will be formed as needed.
  • The Struthers family gathered to mark the opening of Sanford's Sports Center named in their honor.

    Renovated Sports Center is Unveiled to Sanford Community

    Members of the Sanford community recently gathered to announce the opening of the Struthers Family Sports Center by holding an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The celebration marked the completion of an extensive renovation project that began in February, and the Sports Center’s first significant renovation in 30 years.
  • Sanford Athletes to Play Lacrosse at Division One Level

    Earlier this month, two Sanford students committed to continuing their athletic careers by playing lacrosse at the NCAA Division one level.

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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.