Steps to Enrollment
Our personalized approach to education is reflected in our Admission process. Here are the 5 simple steps.
1. Inquire Online
Please take a few minutes to complete our online inquiry form indicating your interest in our Preschool, Pre-K, Elementary or Middle School programs. We will contact you to schedule a visit.
2. Visit & Tour
The best way to get to know a school is to visit, meet our staff and tour the school. Please call, email or inquire online to schedule a visit.
3. schedule a shadow day or play date
Current Students in Kindergarten through 7th Grade
All interested students are encouraged to spend a full day (8am-3pm) at St. Anne's with the students and teachers of their current grade. They will attend all academic and related arts classes, lunch and recess and meet members of the faculty and administration.
Interested in applying for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten?
Group Play Dates are scheduled in January, February, and April. Students will meet the teachers, make new friends, and experience our classroom while they are observed by the early childhood team. Kindergarten and Pre-K students are assessed individually for classroom readiness and foundational skills during their two-hour play date.
Contact the Admissions Office at 302-378-3179 Option 1 to schedule your child's playdate.
Please complete our Admission Application in the fall/winter to allow more time to schedule your student’s visit. We are currently accepting all applications on a rolling basis. An application fee ($50) should be mailed or delivered to the school (address below). A recent family photo should accompany the application.
For children entering Pre-K through grade 8, there are two confidential forms for you to deliver to your student’s current school:
a. Teacher Recommendation
Please deliver this form to your child’s current teacher(s) to be returned directly to our school at the address or fax (below).
- Pre-K-1st Grade Recommendation form
- Grade 2-8 Recommendation form (One for Math teacher, one for English)
- No Preschool form required
b. Records Release
- Please sign and submit this form to your child’s current (or most recent) school. They should forward 2-3 years of records directly to St. Anne’s.
St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Admission Office
211 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone (302) 378-3179
Fax (866) 550-6839
Valerie White, Director of Enrollment Management and Community Outreach x311
*To request an application fee waiver, please call the Admission Office
5. Testing for Grades 5-8
All applicants for Grades 5-8 for 2020-21 must complete admission exams which are administered by invitation at St. Anne’s using the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) CTP Online tests. The testing is administered (at no additional charge) on Saturday mornings.
The Admissions Committee carefully considers all aspects of each child. We look for students of average to superior cognitive ability who demonstrate motivation, curiosity and a positive attitude toward learning. It is equally important that students are of good character, understanding the importance of self-control, accepting responsibility for their own actions and acting in a cooperative, respectful, compassionate manner. Acceptance is not based solely on academic ability; consideration is given to how a child can contribute to and benefit from the St. Anne's community.
Finding happiness and success for each student is our priority. Our goal is to determine whether our program is the right fit to meet his or her needs. The Admission Committee carefully reviews and discusses what we have learned through visits, assessments, recommendations, and records. Please allow 2-3 weeks for us to contact you with an admission decision.
Preschool: Children must be 3 by August 31.
Pre-Kindergarten: We follow Delaware’s age requirement and applicants must turn 4 by August 31 of the enrollment year.
Kindergarten - Grade 8: St. Anne's endeavors to follow the State of Delaware’s age requirement and applicants should have age appropriate birth dates prior to August 31 of their enrollment year.
St. Anne's Episcopal School is recognized by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) as a SEVIS-approved school. The school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.
The school may accept international students who are proficient in English and score well on the TOEFL in order to be considered for admission. The school is an approved TOEFL testing site for the TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior
The standard admission process and academic requirements apply to all candidates. While St. Anne's can help a student's family to navigate the SEVIS application process, St. Anne's does not arrange home stays for students.
Please inquire online or call our Admissions office at (302) 378-3179 ext. 1 for more information.
Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships
St. Anne's Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.