An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

Secondary School Placement


Great preparatory schools get measured not just by where the students attend after graduation but how well they do when they get there and beyond. We are proud of how our students do after they graduate. The process that helps them find a good match for high school is an important part of the journey for our young people.


From Here, Anywhere. 

7th Grade

Our middle schoolers and their parents are invited each spring to connect with admissions officers from public, charter, independent day and boarding schools at the High School Fair. 

Also in the spring, seventh graders meet boarding school admission directors; this event helps students begin to become familiar with the process of applying to high school. The discussion topic include what to expect at an Open House, how to make a good first impression when meeting with admission directors, the importance of providing details on applications, mock interview practice, and what to look for on a "shadow day."  

During the summer between 7th and 8th grade, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to meet with the Head of Middle School to discuss the upcoming high school admission process. 

8th Grade

In the fall of eighth grade, our middle school head gathers the class to provide an overview of the placement process and answer questions. To prepare for meeting with admission directors, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or the Head of Middle School to practice for admissions interviews.

In late September, the Head of School and Head of Middle School meet with eighth grade parents/guardians in late September at Back to School Night to review the process and answer questions. In early November, admission directors from local independent, public and charter schools participate in a panel at St. Anne's. This event for seventh and eighth grade students is intended to familiarize students with the various types of schools. At this event, eighth-grade students also meet with at least two admissions representatives in a small group setting to ask questions of the representatives. 

Our students are encouraged to visit the high school(s) to which they are applying. At any time during the search for a high school, parents are invited to meet with either the Head of School or Middle School Head to discuss the various school choices.


Barry Davis, Head of School or (302) 378-3179 x310

Danielle Cummins, Registrar or (302) 378-3179 x341