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Yourself. That’s what makes Sanford so special—and what makes me so proud to be part of this creative, inclusive community.

Here at Sanford, we value each student for who you are, what you love and what you want to achieve. It’s this individual acceptance and support that make our school family diverse in its talents and exceptional in its achievements.

Beyond our 100% college acceptance rate, our 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and our demanding yet innovative academics, Sanford is truly a place to be yourself, express yourself and challenge yourself.
  • Our safe community is made up of happy, healthy achievers who live by our Honor Code and champion each other’s successes.
  • Our outstanding college-preparatory curriculum and stellar faculty challenge students to broaden their ambitions, take risks, set higher standards and develop lifelong habits for achievement.
  • Our award-winning arts and strong athletics programs empower students to tap into their talents and boldly pursue their own excellence with no fear of judgment.
  • Our stunning, college-like campus offers the ultimate physical space for learning, both in and out of the classroom, while fostering self-reliance and independence.

It’s why our families consistently report that their children are thriving, responding to challenges to do their best, and achieving success.

It’s why our graduates return to us year after year with tales about how they taught their dorm floor how to write a term paper, or how a professor displayed their work as examples. Or even, decades later, telling us that “even after graduate school, it’s been my opinion that the most education I’ve received in life came from my time at Sanford.”

It’s why, once you’re a Sanford student, you’re always a Sanford student. And it’s why I hope that soon you, too, find yourself at Sanford.

Mark J. Anderson

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To reach Mark, send an email to: andersonm@sanfordschool.org or call 302.235.6501.

Mark Speaks to Sanford Families

List of 3 news stories.

  • Our Plan is Working

    As we approach the end of October, I find myself reflecting on the COVID journey we have been engaged in since March of this year. Like many schools, businesses, organizations, and individuals, Sanford has adjusted, adapted, and pivoted in order to remain mission-focused. To operate in safe, healthy, and effective ways—where students are engaged and learning—has been a challenge, to put it mildly.
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  • The 2020–2021 School Year is Off to a Great Start

    Thank you for your contribution to the successful opening of our 2020–21 school year. Our students—both here on campus and learning remotely—have jumped right into the new year. Although new protocols and procedures have altered some aspects of our program, the soul of Sanford has not changed. Seeing your children, in person and virtually, warms the hearts of our faculty and brings joy to our community.
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  • Speaking Up, Speaking Out & Standing Together

    When the Newtown school shooting happened in 2012 and the Charlottesville race riots occurred in 2017, I chose to use my platform to speak out and speak on behalf of the Sanford community. In June 2020, I must once again speak out against the events we are seeing across our country. I have been hit hard emotionally by the news we are watching unfold in our country—including right here in Delaware—in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.
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