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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.

  • Mark's Letter in the Winter Magazine

    A few years ago, Sanford created the Bill Sawin ‘45 Head of School office in Quigley Hall. My office is in the room that once served as a sleeping porch during Sanford’s boarding school days. From my office window, I have a view of the Quad and much of our beautiful campus. The most stunning view from this space is the beech tree, with its lush leaves that turn a cranberry color in the fall. I often gaze at that tree and reflect on the countless generations of Sanford students who have enjoyed its shade while relaxing at its base, where its strong roots extend beneath the earth.
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  • Cheveé Taylor Announced as Future Head of Lower School

    Dear Sanford Community, 

    I am excited to share the news that Cheveé Taylor will be Sanford School’s next Head of Lower School, beginning on July 1, 2023. A dedicated and experienced educator and administrator, Cheveé currently holds the position of Director of Upper Elementary and Middle School Admission at the Park School of Baltimore, which is also her alma mater. She has been in her current role at Park for five years, and prior to that, she taught 3rd grade for nine years at McDonogh School, another independent school in Baltimore. At both of her schools, Cheveé has earned a reputation as a stellar educator and leader.
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  • Pursuing New Paths

    Last week, we celebrated the culmination of our students’ Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School journeys. As our community honored these Sanford Warriors, we also recognized that each of them will begin following new paths. While some will remain Sanford students in new divisions, others will move on to other schools or launch college or career experiences. Regardless of where they’re going or what they’re doing, all will blaze new trails.
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