An Episcopal, co-educational boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

  • Academics

The faculty has a policy of limiting the number of major assessments students have to prepare for at one time, so that they will have a good chance to do their best work. Accordingly, the faculty has agreed that students should be notified of tests and short papers a week in advance and long papers two weeks in advance.

Students who find they have more than two major assessments scheduled on the same day may ask the teacher of one of their courses for an alternate due date. This request will be honored, provided it is made in time for satisfactory rescheduling.

Examinations are held in most courses at the end of the first and second semesters. The Registrar’s Office publishes examination times. All absences from School during exam week must be approved by the Dean of Studies; requests should be made as early as possible.

Under no circumstances will examination grades be made available to a student until his or her last examination is finished. 

The Registrar’s Office publishes additional study hall times during exam week to assist students in allotting larger periods of time for studying. Students who are not taking examinations during a scheduled examination time are expected to be in a place of study. All students are to be quiet and orderly and to avoid all examination areas for the duration of the exam period. 

  • grades & assessments