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Class of 2021 Plant Sale is Underway

Order holiday poinsettias and paper-whites at https://sanford.link/2Q7uDm0.

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Sanford School is a creative and inclusive preschool–12 community that encourages students to embrace their individuality, tap into their talents, stretch their skills and broaden their ambitions.

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  • What’s Happening at Sanford

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  • Broadway Performer Returns to Sanford

    With the recent closing of Escape to Margaritaville, its female lead, Lisa Howard, decided to use some of her new-found free time to plan a return visit to Sanford School.
  • Sanford trustee, parent, and supporter Bill Lafferty (2nd from left) is surrounded by his family after receiving the school's 2018 Founder's Day award. Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal/Izmaddy Studios.

    Lafferty's Leadership Lauded at Founder's Day

    Sanford’s respect for and appreciation of its rich history has been well documented. Strategic planning keeps an eye on the future, but the vision of its founder, Ellen Q. Sawin, is never forgotten.
  • Justin Lane (center), whose artwork earned him a $1,000 prize, is joined by Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks and his father Jack after receiving his award. Justin's efforts also resulted in the Visual Arts Department receiving art supplies valued at $1,500

    Visual Arts Student & Department Honored

    Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks selected several works of art by Sanford students to join others from the state of Delaware—and every other state in the nation—to be exhibited at the annual National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, which was held in Seattle, Washington in March, 2018.
  • Rishi Sreekanth and Jacob Lafferty have been named 2019 National Merit Commended Students.

    Seniors Receive National Merit Honors

    Two members of the Class of 2019 are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
  • Swann Selected for Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

    Eighth grader Katarina “Kat” Swann auditioned for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, recently receiving the thrilling news that she has been chosen as one of two harpists for the upcoming season.

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    No Talent Lies Latent

    Located on a beautiful college-like campus in Hockessin, Delaware, Sanford School is a college-prep private school for boys and girls in preschool (age 3) through high school.