DE Charter School List

Academia Antonia Alonso

1200 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801; 302-660-4760

Grades K-3; 263 students*; 10:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 22 

DE’s first bilingual elementary school provides half the day’s learning in English and the other half in Spanish.

Academy of Dover

104 Saulsbury Rd., Dover, DE 19904; 302-674-0684

Grades K-5; 308 students; 8:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 20

Combines a classical education with multicultural and global awareness; students receive individual learning plans.

Campus Community Charter School

350 Pear St., Dover, DE 19904; 302-736-0403

Grades K-8; 412 students*; 15:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 20

Links student achievement directly to family support; parental participation is therefore a requirement.

Charter School of Wilmington, The

100 N. DuPont Rd., Wilmington, DE 19807; 302-651-2727

Grades 9-12; 970 students; 5:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 20

College prep curriculum with a STEM focus. Ranked #10 on Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools List, 2014.

Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security

801 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720; 302-322-6050

Grades 9-12; 330 students; 13:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 15

Provides academics plus practical career training to “cadets” interested in pursuing careers in public safety.

Delaware Design-Lab High School

179 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19702; 302-660-1523

Grades 9-11; 300 students; Class size: 16-25        

Opened Aug. 2015 with a tech focus on digital design and service learning.

Delaware Military Academy   

112 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804; 302-998-0745

Grades 9-12; 568 students; 23:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 23

NJROTC military-training program develops academics and instills codes of honor, discipline and integrity.

Early College High School 

1200 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901; 302-678-3247

Grades 9-12; 125 students*; 12:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 14

Students graduate with up to two years’ worth of college credits (typically 30 to 60); STEM-focused curriculum.

East Side Charter School

3000 N. Claymont St., Wilmington, DE 19802; 302-762-5834

Grades PreK-8; 403 students; 12:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 29

Recipient of DE’s first elementary charter focuses on structure, consistency and academic rigor to mold students into responsible adolescents.

Family Foundations Academy

Elementary – 170 Lukens Dr., New Castle, DE 19720; 302-324-8901

Middle – 1101 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; 302-324-8901

Grades K-8; 770 students; 11:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 22

Award-winning program promotes academic achievement; STEM program teachers receive NASA training.

First State Military Academy

355 W. Duck Creek Rd., Clayton, DE 19938; 302-223-2150

Grades 9-12; 500 students; 20:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 21-25

New Tech/Junior ROTC program provides military school–like focus on rigorous academics, citizenship & leadership.

First State Montessori Academy

1000 French St., Wilmington, DE 19801; 302-576-1500

Grades K-6; 430 students; 13:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 27

DE’s first Montessori charter school teaches in mixed-age classrooms; students set their own work plan.

Freire Charter School

201 W. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801; 302-521-0432

Grades 8-11; 112 students     

Opens Aug. 2015. College prep focus in environment that emphasizes teamwork and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Gateway Lab School

2501 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808; 302-633-4091

Grades 3-8; 208 students; 10:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 24

Uses the arts and hands-on learning methods to teach students who struggle in traditional classroom settings.

Great Oaks Charter School

1200 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801; 302-332-6110

Grades 6-7 (expanding through 12 in subsequent years)

Opened Aug. 2015. Provides college-prep students with at least two hours of daily tutoring.

Kuumba Academy Charter School

519 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801; 302-472-6450

Grades K-8; 298 students; 15:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 26

Combines academics, arts, tech and family to nurture individual learning styles. Partners with Christina Cultural Arts Center.

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy

326 Ruthar Dr., Newark, DE 19711; 302-292-1463

Grades K-8; 439 students; 15:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 40

Dual-language, project-based curriculum focuses on three Bs: bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism.

MOT Charter School

1156 Levels Rd., Middletown, DE 19709; 302-375-5125

Grades K-12; 869 students*; 18:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 36

Curriculum in fixed-classroom setting of 25 students emphasizes self-discovery and problem-solving.

Newark Charter School

Primary School – 2001 Patriot Way, Newark, DE 19711; 302-369-2001

Junior/Senior High School – 200 Mcintire Dr., Newark, DE 19711; 302-369-2001

Grades K-12; 2,358 students; 10:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 41

Consistently rated a Superior School by the DE Dept. of Education. Separate facilities for grades K-6 and 7-12; 3,200-plus names on the waiting list.

Odyssey Charter School

Lower School – 4319 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807; 302-994-6490

Upper School – 201 Bayard Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805; 302-655-5760

Grades K-12; 702 students; 10:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 26

DE’s first mathematics-focused, Greek-as-a-second-language elementary charter school, incorporating the classical learning ideals of Hellenism.

Positive Outcomes Charter School

3337 S. DuPont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934; 302-697-8805

Grades 7-12; 126 students; 6:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 11

Educates students with mental health issues or who are at risk of academic failure in a traditional school setting.

Prestige Academy

1121 Thatcher St., Wilmington, DE 19802; 302-762-3240

Grades 6-8; 287 students; 14:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 25

Boys’ college prep school addresses the poor academic performance and low college matriculation rates of area boys.

Providence Creek Academy Charter School 

273 W. Duck Creek Rd., Clayton, DE 19938; 302-653-6276

Grades K-8; 697 students; 9:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 36

“Whole child” education via focused emphasis on academics, athletics and the arts.

Thomas A. Edison Charter School

2200 N. Locust St., Wilmington, DE 19802; 302-778-1101

Grades K-8; 748 students; 13:1 student/teacher ratio; Class size: 23

Rigorous academics for urban student body augmented by nationally known chess program and ambitious music and arts programs.

Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences

21150 Airport Rd., Georgetown, DE 19947; 302-856-3636

Grades 6-12; 498 students*; 22:1 student/teacher ratio*; Class size: 22

DE Dept. of Education Superior School loops 6th and 7th graders with the same team of teachers. Recently authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School.


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