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Our School
  • One of the best private schools in Delaware
  • Co-educational, college prep day school
  • Preschool–Grade 12
  • Founded in 1930
Mark J. Anderson
  • Enrollment: 650
  • Student body diversity: 31%
  • 85 faculty members, 58% of whom hold advanced degrees
  • Average Tenure: 12 years, with 12 serving longer than 20 years
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • 100% college placement
  • 2 college counselors
  • Preschool–6: physical education classes 3-5 times per week 
  • 7–12: competitive interscholastic team sports
  • 50% of Sanford students receive need-based financial aid
  • Merit-based scholarships are available for students entering Middle School and Grade 9
  • Available before and after school, during school holidays and breaks, and in the weeks prior to and following summer camp.
  • Day camps
  • Summer Enrichment programs
  • Athletic Camps
  • Morning bus transportation for students living in Middletown and Southern Newark, DE
  • Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, and Unionville/Chadds Ford School Districts provide bus transportation for residents living in their districts
Statement on Diversity
Throughout the school’s history, Sanford has celebrated and respected the unique talents of our community members. We continue to create an inclusive, nurturing environment that instills a healthy respect for differences. Sanford values diversity at our core, including, but not limited to: culture, ethnicity, race, spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, learning styles, socio-economic status, and interests.

Home & School Association
Promotes a close relationship between Sanford and its parents

Sanford School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Secondary School Admissions Test Board
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • The Educational Records Bureau
  • School and Students Service for Financial Aid
  • Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Non-Discriminatory Policy
Sanford School seeks and admits students without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality or ethnic origin. The school does not discriminate in the administration of its policies and programs.

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