Private and Charter High Schools of Delaware
St. Thomas More Preparatory School in Magnolia
A private coeducational Roman Catholic college preparatory high school educating in the Norbertine tradition
Did you know: Archmere’s Web site features “Behind the Arch,” with videos, photos and media clips populated by students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni.
Cab Calloway Schoo of the Arts
A college preparatory creative and performing arts magnet school for students in grades 6-12 in the Red Clay Consolidated School District
Did you know: In statewide student testing, Cab ranks first overall among public schools (charters excluded). It ranks third overall in percentage of students meeting proficiency standards (84 percent in math, 90 percent in reading).
A nonsectarian private college preparatory school with a strong sports program for students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: Caravel has won 16 state sports championships in 22 years.
Charter School of Wilmington
A college preparatory high school focused on math and science chartered by the Red Clay Consolidated School District
Did you know: A CSW alumnus placed ninth in the 2012 Olympics for swimming, and CSW was ranked fifth in science, technology, engineering and math by U.S. News & World Report (2012).
Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
A public safety focused high school preparing students for college and career chartered by the state Board of Education
Did you know: Freshmen are certified in CPR and automatic defibrillator use, and cadets can earn certificates in emergency medical response and first level fire response.
Delaware Military Academy
A full-time Navy ROTC high school chartered by the Red Clay Consolidated School District
Did you know: DMA has the lowest discipline rate among Delaware’s public schools, and a wait list nearly twice the freshman class size. (Priority is given to in-district students.)
Delmarva Christian High School
A private nondenominational college preparatory Christian high school
Did you know: Delmarva Christian’s 14,000-square-foot gym houses the only indoor pole vault pit downstate.
Greenwood Mennonite School
A private nondenominational college preparatory Christian high school
Did you know: Greenwood Mennonite has a dress code of collar shirts and no jeans, but no uniforms styled after traditional Mennonite dress.
Henry C. Conrad School of Science
A Red Clay Consolidated School District magnet school preparing students in grades 6-12 for college and careers in biotechnology and allied health
Did you know: Established in 2007, Conrad is already a standout among state public schools: ranking third overall in percentage of students meeting proficiency standards (84 percent in math, 90 percent in reading).
A private Roman Catholic college preparatory high school educating young women in the tradition of St. Francis de Sales & St. Francis of Assisi
With a curriculum infused with discipline and spirituality, the socio-economically diverse student body has been among Cardinal Newman Society’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools and is consistently recognized for outstanding community service, earning a National Bronze Medal from the Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action program.
Did you know: The building at 10th and Broom streets was built by volunteer labor.
Pencader High School
A public business and finance high school chartered by the state Board of Education
Did you know: Pencader’s Business Professionals of America club has garnered awards at the national level and its members have risen to leadership in the organization at the state level.
Positive Outcomes Charter School
A state Board of Education chartered school for motivated students in grades 7-12 who have underachieved in traditional settings
Did you know: When labeled a failure by media following placement in The Partnership Zone for school improvement, commitment surged throughout the Positive Outcomes community. Teachers, administration and parents embraced it as an opportunity for bold change, epitomizing the school’s name.
Red Lion Christian Academy
A private Christian career and college preparatory school for students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: School leadership has developed a Bible verse memory program used school wide that aims to help students retain weekly scripture assignments long term.
A Roman Catholic college preparatory high school educating young men in the tradition of St. Francis de Sales
Did you know: Sallies grads include a major league baseball player, major general in the U.S. Army, political talk show hosts, president of Tufts University and professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford.
A nonsectarian private college preparatory school with a strong sports tradition for students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: Sanford is the first and only school in Delaware history to win both girls and boys basketball state championships two years in a row (2010, 2011).
St. Andrew’s School
A private Episcopal college preparatory boarding high school
Did you know: The film “Dead Poets Society” starring Robin Williams was filmed on the 2,200-acre school grounds.
St. Elizabeth High School
A coeducational Roman Catholic college preparatory high school educating in the Benedictine tradition
Did you know: Alumni reside in 44 states and nine foreign countries.
St. Mark’s High School
A coeducational private Catholic college preparatory high school of the Diocese of Wilmington
Did you know: St. Mark’s is affiliated with the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton, Pa.
St. Thomas More Academy
A private coeducational college preparatory high school of the Diocese of Wilmington
Did you know: St. Thomas More’s Web site keeps an updated list of service opportunities.
Tall Oaks Classical School
A private, college preparatory Christian K-12 school, educating in the Classical tradition
Did you know: Tall Oak’s Web site includes a well-populated list of scholarly and plain-language books about classical education.
The Tatnall School
A nonsectarian private college preparatory school with a strong drama program for students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: Tatnall’s concert choir has performed at the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and at the Vatican.
Tower Hill School
A private nonsectarian college preparatory school educating students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: The Wall Street Journal has ranked Tower Hill 24th in the nation and first in Delaware, in percentage of students attending top colleges. Graduates include a pro basketball player, senior vice president, DuPont CEO, former Congressman Mike Castle, and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.
An independent, Roman Catholic college preparatory school, with coeducational classes in pre-K through 3rd grade, and girls in grades 4-12
Did you know: Ursuline’s 13 sports teams have won 54 state championships and 66 Catholic Conference titles. Alumni include a Delaware Department of Education Teacher of the Year, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, federal judge, and Rhodes Scholar.
Wilmington Christian School
A private nondenominational Christian college preparatory school educating students in pre-K through grade 12
Did you know: Wilmington Christian School is run by a parent-based corporation representing nearly 100 churches in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with oversight by an elected board of directors.
Wilmington Friends School
A private college preparatory school that educates students in pre-K through grade 12 in the Quaker tradition
Did you know: Wilmington Friends, Delaware’s oldest school, was listed as one of the nation’s top private schools more than a century ago—before nearly all of the other private schools in Delaware were founded, according to “Where to Educate, 1898-1899: A Guide to the Best Private Schools, Higher Institutions of Learning, etc. in the United States.”