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The College School

The College School is a coeducational private special needs traditional school for students in grades 1 through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The College School says

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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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 124
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
1 4
2 4
3 13
4 8
5 6
6 12
7 9
8 5
Ungraded 63

The College School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The College School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Gender 24% Male / 76% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 41%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Laboratory Schools

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