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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. More importantly, Sanford’s commitment to citizenship and self-awareness is helping my children develop into genuinely good citizens by truly being an extension of our home. Best decision we’ve made.

Admission Process for Grades 9-12

Applications are now being considered on a rolling basis for the 2018-19 school year.

1.  Schedule a personal tour.
2.  Schedule a student shadow day
3.  Complete the application.
4.  Request the following documents from your child's school:
  • School Official Report
  • Transcript
  • English teacher recommendation
  • Math teacher recommendation
5.  Register for ISEE admission testing (if the student has not taken ERB or SSAT).

ADMISSION TESTING DATES Applicants to Grades 5–12 only

Saturday, November 9, 2019 The Tatnall School (080200)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Sanford School (080070)
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Tower Hill School (080205)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Wilmington Friends School (080160)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 The Independence School (080307)

Register at www.iseetest.org at least three weeks prior to the test date.
All testing begins promptly at 8:30 AM.
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. Login Help? Contact Ceil Baum in the Admission office at 302.235.6503.

Rolling Decisions

The Lower, Middle and Upper School Admission Committees review completed applications on a rolling basis. 

Beginning in December 2019 decisions will be communicated to families by a member of the Admission Office once the application for admission is complete (including all materials from the student's current school and admission testing).

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

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