I’ve never heard of a 1-on-1 school before. Is this a “real” school?  Back to Basics Private School is a Delaware Department of Education-approved school for grades K-12th.  And, it is Delaware’s only DOE-approved private school with an exceptional reputation among parents and students.

If there is no classroom, is there any social interaction between students?  While we encourage outside activities such as sports and other extracurriculars, Back to Basics Private School also promotes connection between students during the school day.  Our students participate together in wellness/martial arts every other week, as well as celebrate Education Fun Days, and enjoy Field Trips.  In addition, Back to Basics is federally certified to accept international students for high school.  This provides our students with the ability to interact on a daily basis with students from many countries, with different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, enriching the school experience for all.

What types of courses can my student take? Will he have the classes he needs for college?  We go far beyond the basics and offer not only a core curriculum, but also many exciting elective courses.  For example, students can learn foreign languages, express their creativity in art or photography, or take a class in a one of a dozen musical instruments.   Depending upon interest, extra math, science or language courses can be added to strengthen knowledge and skills. Regardless of the student’s unique compilation of electives, however, our graduates are academically ready to enroll in college, with all of the required courses and experience.

What is the cost of a 1-on-1 school experience?  Tuition for Back to Basics Private School in on par with many of the other local private schools. At Back to Basics, however, each student receives a completely personalized education with 1-on-1 instruction in all subjects. For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition is $26,986 and is prorated, based upon entry date.

Will this even work for my child?  Each child is unique. But, Back to Basics Private School boasts three decades of excellence, creating a truly quality education to fit the needs of an enormous variety of students.  Other options, such as an online education, are both socially isolating and academically problematic.  Back to Basics offers students a chance to succeed.

How long can – or should – my child stay at Back to Basics?  The answer depends on your child.  Many students stay between one and three years, then merge back into a traditional school.  Students also may finish high school at Back to Basics and graduate with a high school diploma.

Can we visit the school?  Tours and interviews are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Please call 302-594-0685 to make an appointment.  We kindly ask that you give us at least three days advance notice for individual tour requests.  And, we look forward to meeting you!

“My daughter started attending Back to Basics Private School during the third marking period this year (11th grade). I have to say they made all the difference for her. She was struggling at her old school (which was also private). Both her grades and her emotional well being have gone way up. My daughter used to dread going to school and would make every excuse to stay home. Now she she gets mad when I mentioned that the school year is almost over. She can’t believe the interest the teachers have taken in her. As she said to me “they really care about me”. This school as been for us a God send. I only wish I had found it sooner.” — James T.