Wilmington Friends School

101 School Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

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Wilmington Friends School Wilmington Friends School
  • 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.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, IB Diploma
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 2)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address101 School Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
Year Established1748
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationReligious Society of Friends

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$16,550-24,225; estimated extras $500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded230
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$2,444,625

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades5-12
International Baccalaureate ProgramsDiploma
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus AB, Statistics
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School65
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of DE 16, Gettysburg 4, Bryn Mawr 2, Emory 2, Geo Wash 2, Princeton 2
Average Math SAT611
Average Critical Reading SAT620
Average Writing SAT611
Average ACT26


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$50
New Students118
Percentage of Applicants Accepted56
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)67
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, CTP 4, ISEE, SSAT


AdministratorBryan K. Garman
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2006
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Bucknell Univ, PhD, Emory Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsKathleen Hopkins, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment770
Day Students770
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)498
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)272
Student Body EthnicityWhite 75%, Latino 1%, African-American 11%, Asian 3%, Other 10%
Average Class Size14
Student-Faculty Ratio9:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty90
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)60
Male Teaching Faculty31
Female Teaching Faculty59
Faculty EthnicityWhite 78%, Latino 7%, African-American 8%, Asian 3%, Other 4%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage57
Buildings on Campus4
Facilities Value$24,372,000
Endowment Value$19,510,000
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