In 1957, the Pilot School began as an educational experiment. A class of five young boys and two teachers met in two rooms at the Christ Church Sunday School in Greenville, Delaware. They started with an innovative program that proved so successful, teachers and parents recognized that this "pilot" program must become an established, ongoing school. Pilot has grown into a teacher-designed facility with 50 staff members educating approximately 160 students yearly, ages 5-14 years old. The school was founded to provide custom designed, flexible curricula for children with language based learning problems. With a student-to-teacher ratio of five to one, Pilot has created and constantly improved its programs to help children with reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, speaking, and listening skills. Speech, language, mathematics, reading, occupational, physical, and music therapies along with adaptive and regular physical education, counseling, social skills programs, technology, assistive technology, science, and social studies are offered. Individualized, small group, and some larger transition level group settings are part of the custom designed approach for every child. Character education is a fundamental emphasis in the overall program.