As you browse the pages of our site, you will get a sense of our exceptional school and welcoming community. You will learn about our engaging experience, our storied and unique history, and our successful programs that have led students to discover and embrace their own talents for over 80 years.
Sanford has long been known for its kind, comfortable, and relaxed environment. Sanford students work very hard, but this is not a pressure cooker environment. Students are appropriately challenged and pushed, but Sanford students are not so stressed out that we ruin their childhood. Similarly, while we are a college prep school that prepares students for the most elite colleges in the nation, Sanford does not project an elitist air that one finds at many independent schools. In our Sanford community, kindness and respect are taught and valued; and as a result, students and families feel very welcomed from the moment they arrive on campus.
Sanford School is a private, college preparatory, coeducational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, located in Hockessin, Delaware.