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Which high schools are best? Which are worst? And most important, why? Herein, the rankings, from 1 to 33 and then some, with commentary from some of the people who have helped make them great—or let the


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A ranking of public high schools, from the heights of academic achievement to the basement. Is your child in the right place? (Schools are ranked by student performance on the 2005-2006 DSTPs.)

 

KEY

School

Address and phone number

District

Principal

DSTP scores: math/reading; SAT scores: math/verbal

Average class size; Student-teacher ratio

Graduation rate (percentage)

Post-secondary ed (percentage)

No. of academic prep courses offered

 

 

1) Charter School of Wilmington

100 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, 651-2727

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Ronald Russo

DSTP: 570.11/609.02   SAT: 632/620

Size: 24    Ratio: 21:1

Grad: 98   Post-secondary: 98   AP: 18

Some critics say the school’s ability to choose its students is the reason behind its ranking near the top in every academic category, but Red Clay school board president Irwin Becnel says the school has followed the state laws and does not unfairly select the smartest students. “They are very meticulous to make sure the admissions process abides by state law…the criticism is unfair,” he says.

 

2) Cab Calloway School of the Arts

100 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington, 651-2700

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Julie Rumschlag

DSTP: 552.27/535.01   SAT: 502/546

Size: 28   Ratio: 18.7:1

Grad: 96.3   Post-secondary: 90   AP: 12

As the state’s only public high school specializing in the performing arts, Cab provides an opportunity for students that might not otherwise excel at a standard high school, says Red Clay school board president Irwin Becnel. “But if a kid is not interested in the field, the child won’t succeed,” he says. “It’s that simple.”

 

3) Sussex Technical High School

17099 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, 856-0961

Sussex Technical School District

Curt Bunting

DSTP: 544.63/538.84   SAT: 466/481

Size: 14.2   Ratio: 13.4:1

Grad: 96.95   Post-secondary: 70   AP: 1

Sussex Tech has found unprecedented success with state assessments, not only by technical school standards, but by any standards. “With the curriculum standards the way they are, it’s very difficult to find the time to align the two curriculums,” says carpentry teacher Gary Stewart. “It’s a different caliber of kids we have now. They’re smart, articulate, diversified.”

 

4) Cape Henlopen High School

1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 645-7711

Cape Henlopen School District

John Yore

DSTP: 548.69/526.76*   SAT: 482/486

Size: 14.3   Ratio: 14:1

Grad: 84.15   Post-secondary: 78   AP: 6

While most districts across the state are having problems passing just one referendum, Cape Henlopen School District was able to pass two in the past year, including one that will make it possible for the district to build an eco-friendly high school. The school board has also stepped up and now covers the cost of AP exams for its students, says president Gary Wray.

(*Error giving the test for CH’s reading section, so this score is from 2004-2005 school year.)

 

5) Milford Senior High School

1019 N. Walnut St., Milford, 422-1610

Milford School District

Phyllis Kohel

DSTP: 544.01/530.92   SAT: 472/465

Size: 27.54   Ratio: 13.6:1

Grad: 79.4   Post-secondary: 84   AP: 5

Packed classrooms are not something the district is satisfied with, says school board president Marvin Schelhouse, but there is only so much that can be done about the crowding. “We’re not happy about that, but were dealing with it,” he says, adding that the district’s ability to deal with the growth depends on a referendum that was scheduled for November.

 

6) Indian River High School

Rural Route 3, Box 112, Frankford, 732-1500

Indian River School District

Mark Steele

DSTP: 547.25/523.68   SAT: 512/509

Size: 20.73   Ratio: 16.9:1

Grad: 86.74   Post-secondary: 70   AP: 5

Last school year, Indian River graduated the first class from its expansive new 157-acre facility, though the high school was one of only two in the district not to receive a Superior DSTP rating in 2006. “But [Indian River] is working on it,” says school board president Charles Bireley. “We were there in 2005, and we’re working hard to pick up that little bit of slack.”

 

7) Caesar Rodney High School

239 Old North Road, Camden, 697-2161

Caesar Rodney School District

Kevin Fitzgerald

DSTP: 544.3/525.75   SAT: 492/497

Size: 25.58   Ratio: 18.5:1

Grad: 88.45   Post-secondary: 67   AP: 11

CR has shut down the option to choice into the school, but class sizes are still growing, which doesn’t sit well with school board vice president David Henderson. The only way to combat the increase in students would be to curb growth in the area, which Henderson says is neither desired nor possible. Instead, the board has focused on adding AP classes and improving DSTP scores. It is succeeding on both counts.

 

8) Brandywine High School

1400 Foulk Road, Wilmington, 479-1600

Brandywine School District

Richard Gregg

DSTP: 542.37/526.93   SAT: 537/521

Size: 15.67   Ratio: 14.7:1

Grad: 90.4   Post-secondary: 51   AP: 16

It’s fairly easy to succeed when the staff and the students are on the same page, says school board president Craig Gilbert. “They have a strong leadership and administration team, and the student body is very much aligned with the school’s focus.”

 

9) Delaware Military Academy

112 Middleboro Road, Wilmington, 998-0745

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Commandant Charles Baldwin

DSTP: 539.55/529.15   SAT: NA

Size: 21   Ratio: 18.9:1

Grad: 99.2   Post-secondary: 80 college, 20 military   AP: 8

As with most military academies, this school’s strengths lie with its leader, says DMA PTA president Penny Tambourelli. “With the commandant, anything we have asked for, we have been accommodated. He truly loves these kids. There’s not an event that goes on at school that he does not attend.”

 

10) Alexis I. duPont High School

50 Hillside Road, Wilmington, 651-2626

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Sam Golder

DSTP: 541.22/527.12   SAT: 522/514

Size: 20.4   Ratio: 17.6:1

Grad: 81.82   Post-secondary: 85   AP: 16

As one of the larger schools in the state, A.I. has considered having one larger lecture class that fans out into smaller sections, similar to a larger college course, as an attempt to fight the growth in student population, says Red Clay school board president Irwin Becnel.

 

11) Delmar Senior High School

200 N. Eighth St., Delmar, 846-9544

Delmar School District

Cathy Townsend

DSTP: 539.45/525.72   SAT: 492/485

Size: 23.39   Ratio: 15.71:1

Grad: 84.73   Post-secondary: 86   AP: 4

Strong academics at this “Superior”-rated district are a driving force, especially to newcomers to the growing Sussex area, says superintendent David Ring. At the same time, he says, the district maintains close communications with builders and developers that will affect any forthcoming growth that might skew classroom size.

 

12) Concord High School

2501 Ebright Road, Wilmington, 475-3951

Brandywine School District

Mark Holodick

DSTP: 537.42/524.34   SAT: 513/497

Size: 25.3   Ratio: 15.6

Grad: 89.43   Post-secondary: 86   AP: 15

Many of the current teachers and administrators at the school were former Raiders themselves, which creates a familial environment, according to school board president Craig Gilbert. “There’s a real sense of school pride,” he says.

 

13) Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School

2575 Glasgow Ave., Newark, 834-0990

NCC VoTech School District

Gerald Allen

DSTP: 539.24/517.78   SAT: 448/439

Size: 23*   Ratio: 12.91

Grad: 99.13   Post-secondary: 41   AP: 0

After a few years of declining participation with the school’s PTSA, parents and teachers have recently become more involved, president Barbara Doles says, which has resulted in a well-informed student body. “There is very good communication between administration and parents.” (*Class size doesn’t factor into career labs, which are typically smaller.)

 

14) Polytech High School

823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, 697-3255

Polytech School District

Bruce Curry

DSTP: 534.79/520.99   SAT: 455/454

Size: 14.07   Ratio: 12

Grad: 96.21   Post-secondary: NA    AP: 3

Polytech continues to focus on improving the achievement gap, but school board president James Collins says the school has improved faster than expected, which has resulted in a “Superior” rating from the Delaware Department of Education. “It’s more than a school,” Curry says. “It’s a dream that has come true. It has grown tremendously from the concept of a trade school to a comprehensive high school. We have input not just from the parents and students, but also from the advisory committee.”

 

15) Mount Pleasant High School

5201 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, 762-7125

Brandywine School District

Michael Pullig (acting)

DSTP: 534.87/517.04   SAT: 476/485

Size: 16.51   Ratio: 15.2

Grad: 82.29   Post-secondary: 70   AP: 13

Despite a string of bomb threats early in the school year, the school is a safe place to send your child, says school board president Craig Gilbert. It also hosts the only International Baccalaureate program at a public high school in the state.

 

16) Middletown High School

120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, 376-4141

Appoquinimink School District

Donna Mitchell

DSTP: 533.5*/518.36   SAT: 494/487

Size: 29   Ratio: 18.1:1

Grad: 81   Post-secondary: 70.5   AP: 16

The district is building a new high school that should relieve the strain on Middletown, but the teachers are handling it as best they can, school board member Edna Cale says. To combat the large enrollment, the school has instituted a ninth grade academy that helps students transition from middle school to high school. “We don’t want the students to get lost in the system,” Cale says.

 

17) Sussex Central High School

26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown, 934-3166

Indian River School District

Dana Goodman

DSTP: 534.87/516.32   SAT: 478/487

Size: 29   Ratio: 16:1

Grad: 81.61   Post-secondary: NA   AP: 5

New on the scene at Sussex Central is Dana Goodman, who has brought with him a solid work ethic to match the school’s impressive new building. “He’s doing very well,” says school board president Charles Bireley. “He’s brought in this ability to really work hard, and he has the best of the school in his heart.”

 

18) Laurel High School

1133 S. Central Ave., Laurel, 875-6120

Laurel School District

Dean Ivory

DSTP: 529.99/519.06   SAT: 443/450

Size: 18.72   Ratio: 15.8:1

Grad: 78   Post-secondary: NA   AP: 4

The school has increased its focus on improving dropout rates and DSTP scores, while trying to create an educational package for each individual student, school board member Harvey Hyland says. Yet the district’s requirement to meet government standards, both state and federal, may actually make more students slip through the cracks, he says. “I don’t see where it addresses the students who have basic learning problems, and those are the kids who we lose.”

 

19) Smyrna High School

500 Duck Creek Pkwy., Smyrna, 653-8581

Smyrna School District

Anthony Soligo

DSTP: 531.85/515.24   SAT: 466/463

Size: 14.59   Ratio: 16.6:1

Grad: 83.8   Post-secondary: 49   AP: 4

Smyrna’s family environment has made it an excellent climate for special-needs students, but the school is striving as a whole to improve DSTP curriculum. “We want to be ‘Commendable’ again, if not ‘Superior,’” says school board vice president Lynne Newlin. The school is also working to address a booming Smyrna population. “We need classroom space,” she says. “That would enhance the quality of our education.”

 

20) Delcastle Technical High School

1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, 995-8100

NCC VoTech School District

Joseph Jones

DSTP: 531.68/512.25   SAT: 423/414

Size: 23   Ratio: 12.7:1

Grad: 97.4   Post-secondary: 45   AP: 0

“I think Delcastle has comprehensive programs in areas that reflect contemporary interests from an employment standpoint,” says school board member Arnetta McRae. Digital media and nursing programs are counted among them.

 

21) Campus Community School

350 Pear St., Dover, 736-0403

Campus Community Charter School

Patricia Hermance

DSTP: 523.28/518.95   SAT: 471/500

Size: 25   Ratio:14.7:1

Grad: 98   Post-secondary: 90   AP: 16*

This Dover-based charter school is proud of its low student-teacher ratio and individual attention, but wants to offer more to its students in the way of sports and activities, says school board president Gloria Homer. It employs an innovative teaching method called the constructivist method, which integrates all subject areas (such as math and its relevance to science, or how the language arts affect history), which provides a more holistic view of society.

(*Students have taken 16 different college courses through Wesley College, but they can choose any offered through the school instead of AP classes.)

 

22) Lake Forest High School

5407 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-9291

Lake Forest School District

Betty Wyatt-Dix

DSTP: 529.66/510.48   SAT: 475/471

Size: 17.47   Ratio: 15.2:1

Grad: 80.7   Post-secondary: 45   AP: 4

Like many schools in the state, Lake Forest has struggled with the achievement gap between white and minority students. But strides have been made, says assistant superintendent John Filicicchia, with the “twilight school” program. It’s an after-hours, computer based curriculum for struggling or working students “that allows them to get credits and graduate with everybody else,” he says.

 

23) Thomas McKean High School

301 McKennan’s Church Road, Wilmington, 992-5520

Red Clay Consolidated School District

Sherry Gross

DSTP: 528.38/511.74   SAT: 478/487

Size: 25.85   Ratio: 16.7:1

Grad: 69.47   Post-secondary: 75

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Cost: FREE

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Cost: FREE

Where:
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200 South Madison Street
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Cost: FREE

Where:
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200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Cost: $25–$45

Where:
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805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
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Cost: FREE

Where:
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Cost: Free

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600 N Market. St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-983-5710
Contact Name: Susan Coulby

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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For the month of February, get a full set of Lashes at Premier Spa and Laser Center for just $199.

Cost: $199

Where:
Premier Spa & Laser Center
537 Stanton Christiana Rd #210
Newark, DE  19713
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CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
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Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
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From End Caste Apartheid to Smash Brahminical Patriarchy: The Art of Equality Labs February 25 – April 12, 2019 Curated by Thenmozhi Soundararajan Featuring: Khushboo Gulati | Maari...

Cost: 0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Two-time Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship recipient Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge, who is both a graduate of and an instructor at Delaware College of Art and Design, will present a solo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market. St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-983-5710
Contact Name: Susan Coulby

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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Cost: $35.00

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Blue Blaze Associates
Telephone: 302-540-4367
Contact Name: Wendy Scott
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The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles or a film) each month. Selections will have an artsy or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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  Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps to make 100% Natural Soap from scratch. Thursday //February 28, 2019 // 7pm-9pm $40 includes: hands on course, 1lb of BEER soap, recipe, resource...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
Midnight Oil Brewing Company
674 Pencader Drive
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps
Telephone: 302-544-0391
Contact Name: Rachel
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Vice President and Director of Culinary Operations for SoDel Concepts and featured Chef at The James Beard house four times.   Final menu posted soon!

Cost: $200/person

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Faculty and guest artists Noël Archambeault, soprano; Eileen Grycky, flute; Kathy Mehrtens, French horn; Diane Monroe, violin; and Christopher Nichols, clarinet, join Christine Delbeau for a...

Cost: 5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2577
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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For the month of February, get a full set of Lashes at Premier Spa and Laser Center for just $199.

Cost: $199

Where:
Premier Spa & Laser Center
537 Stanton Christiana Rd #210
Newark, DE  19713
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CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
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Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
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From End Caste Apartheid to Smash Brahminical Patriarchy: The Art of Equality Labs February 25 – April 12, 2019 Curated by Thenmozhi Soundararajan Featuring: Khushboo Gulati | Maari...

Cost: 0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Two-time Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship recipient Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge, who is both a graduate of and an instructor at Delaware College of Art and Design, will present a solo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market. St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-983-5710
Contact Name: Susan Coulby

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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.Ages 2 and up. Visit delart.org for list of books. ...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. Lunch voucher included...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Art of Equality Labs - Opening Reception & Panel Discussion First Friday, March 1, 6-8pm Curated by Thenmozhi Soundararajan Featuring: Khushboo Gulati | Maari Zwick-Maitreyi |...

Cost: 0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
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The Junior League of Wilmington's fourth annual Women's Leadership Summit is a one-day comprehensive development opportunity for women from throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond who are...

Cost: $65

Where:
Executive Conference Center
205 Executive Drive
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Junior League of Wilmington
Telephone: 302-652-0544
Contact Name: Jess Chapple
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CCArts Winter class registrations are open   The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Winter 2019 class and workshop offerings. With over 50 classes and workshops there is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin, DE  19736
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Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Nicole Schmid
Website »

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Sat. March 2: Girl Scouts – Sensational Senses, 9:30am-Noon, Brownies Senses Badge. Daisies welcome too! Explore your senses through interactive games and compare to the awesome senses some of...

Cost: $12 - $5

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Two-time Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship recipient Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge, who is both a graduate of and an instructor at Delaware College of Art and Design, will present a solo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market. St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-983-5710
Contact Name: Susan Coulby

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, www.brandywinezoo.org (302) 571-7747 Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always...

Cost: Adults $ 5, Seniors $4, Kids $3; free for under 3yrs and for members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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A show that honors the most beloved children's book author of all time.  Puppets, Magic, Storytelling, Rhyme, and Words, Words, Words. 

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Mahler’s DAS LIED VON DER ERDE ~ The Song of the Earth Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral This is an exciting co-production with New Orleans’ Opus...

Cost: Tickets purchased in advance cost $25, $30 at the door. Student tickets are $10.

Where:
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S 38th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Lyric Fest
Telephone: 215-438-1702
Contact Name: Lyric Fest
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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