How to Apply

Middle School

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 Grade 5:

1.  Schedule a parent tour.
2.  Complete the application - (online or paper version).
3.  Request the following school documents from your child's school:
  • Teacher recommendation
  • School Official Report 
  • Report card 
4.  Schedule a student visit day.
5.  Schedule ISEE admission testing.

Please contact Tanya Graham at 302.235.6508 for more information.

Admission Process for Grades 6-8:

1.  Schedule a parent tour.
2.  Complete the application - (online or paper version).
3.  Request the following documents from your child's school:
  • English teacher recommendation
  • Math teacher recommendation
  • School Official Report 
  • Transcript
4.  Schedule a student visit day.
5.  Schedule ISEE admission testing.

Please contact Tanya Graham at 302.235.6508 for more information.

ADMISSION TESTING DATES Applicants to Grades 5–12 only

Saturday, November 10, 2018 • Tower Hill School (080205), 302.657.8350
Saturday, December 1, 2018  •  Sanford School (080070), 302.235.6503
Saturday, January 12, 2019  • Wilmington Friends School (080160), 302.576.2930
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • Tatnall School (080200), 302.892.4285
Saturday, March 9, 2019 • The Independence School (080307), 302.239.0330

Register at 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 November 2018 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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