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The College School

Fast Facts

School Type: Established in 1988 on the University of Delaware campus, The College School is a laboratory school for children of average intelligence ages 6-14, with learning differences.

Facility: Constructed in 2010, located at 459 Wyoming Road on the Children’s Campus at the University of Delaware

Calendar: 9.5 months, September through mid-June

Tuition: $21,000

Full Enrollment: 70 students

Financial Aid: 45%

Minority Students:  14%

Homeroom Class Size:  10 students

Academic Class Size:  9 students
Each classroom is led by a master teacher who has the support of 1 classroom assistant.

Student:Teacher Ratio:  5:1

Curriculum: Research-based academic programs incorporating best instructional practices. A Project Lead The Way School focusing on strong communication, extensive problem-solving and hands-on learning for students

Technology:  1:1 school-wide student-computer ratio, portable iPad lab access by all students,  SMARTBoard in every classroom, home access to: Schoology, Exact Path, PEG Writing, Typing.com, UD/LibSearch

Faculty and Staff:
4 Full-Time Master Teachers/UD Clinical Faculty
1 Master Teacher
1 Part-Time Literacy Specialist
4 Classroom Assistants
1 STEAM Curriculum Coordinator
2-3  UD Teacher Candidates per semester
1 School Psychologist with 2 UD graduate-level practicum students for fall & spring semester
1 Part-Time Occupational Therapist with 1 UD Practicum student for fall & spring semester
1 Part-Time Speech Language Therapist with a UD  practicum student for fall & spring semester

Related Services:
Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy are both available on a part-time (as needed) basis.  Families may contract out with therapists for individual and small group services for their child.

University Collaboration:

  • University of Delaware faculty and staff lend their unique expertise to all phases of the school.
  • Every student receives tutoring/mentoring during the school day with an assigned University of Delaware graduate or undergraduate student each semester.
  • A daily After-School Homework Club available for all students with UD undergraduate mentors.


The College School  •  459 Wyoming Road  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA
Phone: (302) 831-0222  •  ©2012