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How to Apply

Upper School

Sanford is that school where all three of my children have grown academically, culturally, socially and in other ways we never expected. The small class sizes and close relationships with teachers allow my children to be the best students they can be. 

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

A school tour is a great way for the whole family to get a feel for the Sanford experience. During the tour you will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus, meet our teachers, and see our students in action. 

Summer tours are available by appointment. Please call us at 302.235.6503, admission@sanfordschool.org to set one up for your family. Information regarding the application process and affordability options, including our merit scholarship programs, will be provided.

Looking ahead?  Open House dates and shadow dates will be released by September 1. We look forward to getting in touch with you then!

Admission Process for Grades 9-12

1.  Complete the application.
2.  Email writing sample
3.  Request the following documents from your child's school 
  • School Official Report - to be completed by your child's counselor, vice principal, or principal
  • Current Transcript, year-end Grade 7 plus first marking period Grade 8
  • Grade 8 English teacher recommendation
  • Grade 8 Math teacher recommendation
4. Please discuss standardized testing with your admission officer.
5. Schedule a shadow day visit.

Please contact Christine DiUbaldo or Jacqueline DeLaFuente to learn more about our Upper School program.
Please use your email address to log into mySANFORD HUB, where you will gain access to the online application and your admission checklist.

If your email address is already in our system, please click the "forgot password" link. 

The online application automatically saves your information, so you do not have to complete the application in one sitting; you can come back to it later. 

Ceil Baum in the Admission office at 302.235.6503 if you have any questions about this process.

Learn more about Sanford Upper School

Rolling Decisions

While Sanford offers rolling admission, our ninth and tenth grades are in high demand each year. Families are strongly encouraged to complete the application process by Monday, January 6, 2025

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once the Admission Committee has reviewed the candidate's complete admission file.

Families seeking financial assistance should apply for admission and financial aid at the same time. 

Families are asked to reply to an offer of admission by the date specified on the enrollment agreement.

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