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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.

  • Sanford’s White Anti-Racist Educator (WARE) group recently held its second meeting of the 2021–2022 school year in Stephen May Hall. During this month's We Belong at Sanford Speaker Series, Dr. Sandra Chapman spoke about the importance of creating anti-racist white spaces, where those with a shared identity can reflect and grow.

    Belonging at Sanford

    During a recent Executive Committee meeting with the Sanford Board of Trustees, President Ted Dwyer and I shared our strategic priorities for this 2021–22 school year with our board officers. We highlighted topics that are usually on our agenda and the agendas of most independent schools across the country: staffing, enrollment, fundraising, and campus projects. Exciting stuff—yet not all that atypical for our school.
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  • Our Families Share Their Thoughts About Sanford

    For the past several years, Sanford has conducted an online parent satisfaction survey. Feedback from our families serves as a barometer for measuring the delivery of our program. In addition, the data helps school leaders identify trends and develop strategies for the future.
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  • Celebrating Success and Preparing for the Future

    As we round the corner of the 2020–21 school year and head into April and May, I find myself in a reflective mood. As we all know, this year has been unlike any other we have experienced. Sanford, like schools all over the country, had to adapt and shift to operate successfully this year. I’m proud to say, with roughly two months remaining in the school year, this year has been an unqualified success.
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