Welcome to Back to Basics Private School… where every student can succeed!


If your child is struggling academically or is seriously unhappy at school, you don’t need a short-term fix. You need a lasting solution.  Welcome to Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 Private School!

At Back to Basics, we approach education in a whole new way, challenging your child to redefine the very definition of what “school” can be.  With an unprecedented teacher-to-student ratio of 1:1 for all courses, we offer the proven teaching and testing methods that will enable your child to truly learn.

Back to Basics hand picks each teacher based on a variety of selection criteria such as your child’s academic profile, individual learning style, and any specific challenges he faces. Our experienced instructors help determine your child’s strengths and identify areas for improvement, crafting a personalized learning plan that will help him achieve academic success.

But, at Back to Basics we know that success is not solely about improving reading proficiency or acing Algebra. Changing your child’s current path also requires an increase in confidence, a boost to self-esteem, and the development of a lifelong love of learning.  Our nurturing instructors and staff not only mentor students, but also provide a safe environment.  At Back to Basics, teachers, parents, and students work as a team. Together, we help kids get back on track academically, as well as heal and grow emotionally. 

Back to Basics students generally enroll for one to three consecutive years, at which time they merge into a more traditional school setting or graduate from our school with a high school diploma.  Our grads leave well prepared for “the next step.”  The vast majority of our graduates go on to enroll in a traditional two or four-year college or university. Others move directly into a career, enlist in military service, or attend a vocational school.

If this sounds like the right environment for your student, don’t suffer through another unsuccessful school year.  Students may enter Back to Basics at any time during a school year.  And, with our convenient location near I-95 in Wilmington, Delaware our students hail from all over the region, including New Castle and Kent Counties, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Parents and students are encouraged to experience the Back to Basics’ difference first-hand by touring our school and meeting our faculty and staff.  Simply contact our office at 302-594-0685 to schedule a visit!

“Everyone here is so nice. It’s better than regular school, because with one-on-one you get a lot more attention. My grades are good and I find it more challenging than regular school.”
— Callie S.