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The College School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $240,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,040.

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Posted January 13, 2014

Simply a wonderful, warm, and welcoming place to send your children to school. Everyone from the school director, to the assistants, to the teachers and aides are very easy to talk with and they truly care and love about your child's well-being. Even given my son's learning difficulties, teaching methods are able to get him back on track with reading and writing, without any negative repercussions to his self-confidence. If you are struggling with your child's academics, I strongly encourage you to not pass up this school.
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Posted September 6, 2009

The staff are truly earth angels in every way. My daughter entered the school during a very stressfull time and the school and teachers were GREAT. SHE IS NOW 24 YEARS OLD AND BEING A PRODUCTIVE ADULT THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK JEAN AND STAFF.
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Posted April 25, 2009

As an educator I have recommended The College School to parents of children with severe reading disabilities. I am amazed by the school's ability to take a child who has been diagnosed with a learning disability and within two years have the child working at grade level and ready to learn in a regular classroom setting. If your child is not learning to read in a traditional classroom setting, you need to visit The College School.
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Posted March 23, 2009

I cannot say enough good things about this school, the teachers and the administrative staff all the way to the director (who is the most wonderful educator). They know how to help all the kids find success. I have 2 children in the program and if I could stay through 8th grade I would do it. They tell me the boys are ready to transition with 1 having been there 2 years and the other 1 year - I am confident that they will be a bright addition to whatever school they attend because of the time spent enjoying the learning process and really getting to understand themselves in a way they could not learn anywhere else. If you have a child with a learning difference, I would look at this school above all others - you will not be sorry.
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Posted February 26, 2008

The best school I have ever attended I have been here for 4 years now and I have learned more than I ever have elsewhere.
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Posted September 19, 2007

This school turned out to be the perfect place for my daughter who was diagnosed with a processing speed issue. What loving teachers. It's a one in a million place. I really didn't think schools like this existed anymore. They love their kids and are so committed to them. The Director, Dr. Geddes-Key is a savior to many families who just don't know where to turn next. I thank God for this place. My daughter spent 3 years there and now has successfully re-matriculated.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 5% 32%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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459 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 831-0222


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