Wilmington Friends School
101 School Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803Contact School E-mail the School Visit School's Website
- Quaker, founded in 1748; welcoming to all faith and ethical traditions.
- Coed, age two through 12th grade.
- Signature international programs, including the International Baccalaureate (first authorized IB school in Delaware), School Year Abroad (first member school in Delaware), and Chinese, grades 6-12 (language study begins with Spanish in pre-k).
- A “global” approach at all grade levels, in content and in teaching students to engage complex issues intellectually and in action, in and outside of the classroom, with a sense of confidence and responsibility.
- “One-to-one” laptop program, grades 5-12.
- Lower school STEM Lab.
- Competitive athletics in grades 7-12; extensive physical education program.
- Visual and performing arts, with courses and independent study to prepare for college majors; performance opportunities in instrumental and choral music, drama, and musical theatre.
- Service learning beginning in pre-k.
- Two campuses in residential neighborhood located just outside City of Wilmington.
- Need-based financial aid.
- After-School Program for Early Learning Center through sixth grade.
- Summer camps for age three through ninth grade.
Friends is open to visitors every Monday that school is in session, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Interested parents are asked to register by noon to “Meet Us on Mondays,” or to contact us to arrange an individual appointment. We also have experience working through our application requirements with families who are living outside the United States, and are happy to make accommodations.
On the Wilmington Friends 2012 summer trip to China.
Wilmington Friends student with his school laptop, arranging music for the 7th & 8th grade band.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory, IB Diploma|
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 2)-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||101 School Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803|
|Religious Affiliation||Religious Society of Friends|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Day Tuition||$16,550-24,225; estimated extras $500|
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||230|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$2,444,625|
Academics & Athletics
|1:1 Laptop Program in Grades||5-12|
|International Baccalaureate Programs||Diploma|
|Advanced Placement Courses||Calculus AB, Statistics|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track|
|Interscholastic Boys' Sports||Baseball, Football, Wrestling|
|Interscholastic Girls' Sports||Field Hockey, Volleyball|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||65|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||U of DE 16, Gettysburg 4, Bryn Mawr 2, Emory 2, Geo Wash 2, Princeton 2|
|Average Math SAT||611|
|Average Critical Reading SAT||620|
|Average Writing SAT||611|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||56|
|Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)||67|
|Tests Used for Admission||CEEB, CTP 4, ISEE, SSAT|
|Administrator||Bryan K. Garman|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2006|
|Administrator's Credentials||BA, Bucknell Univ, PhD, Emory Univ|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Kathleen Hopkins, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)||498|
|Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)||272|
|Student Body Ethnicity||White 75%, Latino 1%, African-American 11%, Asian 3%, Other 10%|
|Average Class Size||14|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||60|
|Male Teaching Faculty||31|
|Female Teaching Faculty||59|
|Faculty Ethnicity||White 78%, Latino 7%, African-American 8%, Asian 3%, Other 4%|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||4|