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2022

News List

  • June

    The Truss Crushers, Camille Opher and Cooper Grundner, were first-place winners in this year's Delaware Bridge Design Competition.

    Eighth-Grade Students Win Engineering Competition

    The Truss Crushers, a team comprised of Camille Opher '26 and Cooper Grundner '26, won first place in the Middle School Division of the 2022 Delaware Bridge Design Competition. Hosted annually by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), this hands-on engineering competition aims to engage students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields. The program is designed to encourage students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering.
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  • May

    Suyash Singh, Amrita Tailor, Rai Kahlon, and Ruhan Patel are joyous after learning of their success in the Diamond Challenge.

    International Win for Sanford Sophomore’s Entrepreneurial Team

    Sanford sophomore Rai Kahlon and his team placed third in the University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship’s international Diamond Challenge Summit competition held in late April 2022. The Summit marked the culmination of the Diamond Challenge’s program, where high school students developed solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges to compete for monetary prizes and a chance to network with a global community of entrepreneurs.
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  • Gabriella Gandia Receives National Scholastic Art Award

    Sanford School eighth grader Gabriella Gandia '26 is a National Medalist in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. For her photograph, “Flames,” she received a silver medal in the national competition.
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  • April

    Justin Griffith stands atop the podium after winning the 2022 wrestling state championship in the 182-pound division.

    Justin Griffith Wins Second State Title

    On Saturday, February 26th, junior Justin Griffith became a two-time DIAA state champion in wrestling. Griffith, who captured the 2022 title in the 182-pound weight class, won with a 3–1 decision in overtime against Sussex Central's Josh Negron.
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  • March

     Rai Kahlon '24 (center) joins the judges and his teammates Suyash Singh (CA, 3rd from left), Ruhan Patel (3rd from right, CSW), and Amrita Tailor (2nd from right, CSW) following their regional pitch victory at the Diamond Challenge.

    Sanford Sophomore Leads Team to Top Spot in Entrepreneurship Competition

    Chiron—an education technology platform designed to amplify the health literacy needs of incarcerated people—is a social innovation concept designed by Rai Kahlon and his team of entrepreneurs. This talented group of students competed in and won the regional Diamond Challenge on Sunday, February 27th, at the University of Delaware.
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  • Marisa Muller at the Helm of Girls' Soccer Program

    White Clay Club Soccer Coach Marisa Muller is the new Head Coach of Sanford's girls' soccer program. Currently coaching for White Clay's boys' and girls' programs in Pennsylvania, Muller brings extensive coaching experience and expertise to Sanford. 
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  • Sanford School's BSU club gathers outside Stephen May Hall.

    Successful Fundraiser Supports Black Student Union Initiatives

    On Thursday, February 24th, Sanford's Black Student Union (BSU) sponsored a Guest Bartending night to raise funds for an upcoming club trip to Washington, DC and a future student tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The event, which was held at BBC Tavern & Grill, raised more than $17,000.
     
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  • February

    In November of 2021, the cast and stage crew of

    Sanford School’s Success Continues During Pandemic 

    Trustees Plan for Bright Future Under Mark Anderson’s Leadership

    As many schools throughout the country struggle with managing issues related to COVID-19, social justice, and uncertain futures, Sanford School’s Board of Trustees is confident that Sanford is on solid ground and positioned for continued upward trajectory. If you ask Board President Ted Dwyer why the governing body he leads is optimistic about the school’s future, he says, “The answer is simple. Mark Anderson has done an outstanding job leading the school since 2011, and we recently agreed to extend his contract through 2027. At Sanford, we have built a culture of leadership continuity, which focuses on attracting and retaining strong leaders, supporting the people who deliver our programs, and planning for the future.”
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  • January

    Sierra Harris to Lead Girls’ Lacrosse Program

    Sierra Harris has been named the Head Coach of the varsity girls’ lacrosse team.
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  • Patrick Jones to Succeed Longtime AD Joan Samonisky

    Patrick Jones will serve as Sanford’s next Director of Athletics. Jones brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching and coaching as well as extensive leadership experience to the Sanford Athletic Department.
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  • Students Receive Art & Writing Honors in Scholastic Awards Competition

    Sanford continued its longstanding success in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. In this adjudicated contest, all submissions are entered into a blind evaluation process conducted by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
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  • Virtual Visit Connects California-Based Photographer to Sanford Students

    Photographer Joe Atlas visited Sanford’s Middle School in October to share his experience with students in Nina Silverman-Weeks' Smartphone Photography class. The goal was to explore Joe’s process, from meeting a client to the end product, during a Zoom session from his studio in California.
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