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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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  • Valentina's awe-inspiring performance delighted the audience at Carnegie Hall.

    Valentina Ramos '26 Performs at Carnegie Hall

    Not many musicians ever have the opportunity to play at New York City’s historic Carnegie Hall, but at age 10, Valentina Ramos '26 did just that. As the winner in both the piano and harp categories in the age 12 division of the adjudicated Elite International Music Composition held in December, Valentina earned the grand prize—the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall with other winners from around the country.
  • BSU Sponsors Soul Food Luncheon

    One of the newest clubs sponsored in the Upper School is the Black Student Union (BSU). In conjunction with Sanford’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and the celebration of Black History Month, they recently sponsored their first major fundraiser—a Soul Food Lunch.

  • Cara Filler's message about making good choices resonated with Sanford's Upper School students.

    "Choices Matter" Assembly Inspires and Empowers Students

    The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) partnered with nationally known speaker Cara Filler to present an assembly to the Upper School students on February 26th. In introducing Ms. Filler to the audience, Ally Colgan '20 noted that the Canadian-born woman now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and teenage son, but travels the country giving more than 200 talks each year on the topic of making safe choices, especially related to driving. Filler’s passion for educating and inspiring young people to make good choices sprang from seemingly insurmountable grief.
  • Anxiety Addressed in Assembly and Parent Meeting

    Almost a year ago, Upper School Head Abbi Smith and Guidance Counselor Sarah Satinsky shared an ironic moment. Both had read an article by Matt Kristoffersen that described a new approach to treating childhood anxiety. Sarah shared the piece with Abbi, only to learn that she had also just read it. 
  • Chinese Food Festival a Culinary and Cultural Success

    Sanford’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) takes many forms, from in-service training to attendance at conferences to school-wide assemblies. But sometimes, opportunities are more organic and actually come from the students themselves.

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