At The College School, children flourish in a kind and supportive environment. By providing small class sizes and an individualized, highly structured program of instruction, teachers help to narrow the gap between a student's potential and achievement. Students are afforded opportunities to acquire academic and social skills similar to those acquired by students in traditional schools. Our goal is to return each student to a mainstream academic environment in an average of two to three years. In early 1970, Susan K. Gray, staff members of Educational Services, Inc. and the Delaware Curative Workshop, Inc. recognized the need for a school for children with learning and/or other disabilities. In September of 1970, Susan K. Gray founded Beechwood as a school for children needing special attention to acquire basic skills. For fifteen years, the school remained in Wilmington under her guidance. In 1985, the school moved to Newark to serve the increasing demand for these special educational services. In the summer of 1988, Beechwood moved to the College of Education at the University of Delaware and was renamed The College School. The move supported the College of Education by providing a model school in which to train aspiring teachers and to conduct research.
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Student Teacher Ratio
8 : 1
24% Male / 76% Female
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
Associations & Memberships
National Association of Laboratory Schools
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