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Delaware’s only 1-on-1 Private School for all ages


By Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. 


Does your child become distracted in a traditional classroom? Is his learning style not matching the teaching styles in his school? Is she actively pursuing a career while simultaneously struggling to balance coursework? Gifted, bored… acting out?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child simply may not be in the optimal environment to learn the way his brain is wired. For students who are not living up to their full potential or who have other challenges within their current educational environment, Back to Basics K-12 Private School offers a crucial advantage – an unprecedented 1:1 teacher to student ratio.

So, where does your child fit in?

As Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 Private School, Back to Basics provides a unique environment that is customized and tailored to meet the specific needs and abilities of your child. The talented teaching staff is dedicated to the growth and development of each child academically, socially, mentally and emotionally. Building self-esteem is an unwavering tenet of the program. Back to Basics provides a 1-on-1 education to students of all ages:

Back to Basics Lower School, grades K-6: The goal of the Back to Basics Lower School is to provide students with a firm foundation which will support a lifetime of learning. The 1-on-1 connection between teacher and student inspires active engagement, as well as unsurpassed individual accomplishment. Experienced instructors will stimulate your child to develop a passion for learning and a belief in his abilities.

Back to Basics Middle School, grade 7-8: Middle school is a turbulent time in the lives of many adolescents. Back to Basics Middle School provides a safe, caring environment conducive to exploring each child’s unique strengths and interests. At Back to Basics Middle School, instructors focus on the fundamental academic disciplines that will be used throughout middle and high school years, while shoring up skills taught in the elementary grades.

Back to Basics High School, grades 9-12: Back to Basics High School offers students in grades 9-12 a challenging academic course of study with the option of exciting electives such as Japanese, Psychology, Entrepreneurship and many more. Back to Basics High School graduates receive a high school diploma and many go on to college or trade school.

High praise from parents and students alike!

“The staff has been wonderful in recognizing Sean’s learning strengths, while also helping him grow enormously in the areas in which he previously struggled. He is now a motivated learner and truly happy with the social approach of the program this year. John and I extend a heartfelt thanks to you and your entire staff. We highly recommend the program every chance we get.” – Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman, parent

“Both of my sons attended Back to Basics. I thought you might like to know that one now has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and the other is a Management Information Systems graduate… I feel part of the success they have enjoyed is due directly to the instruction they received from Back to Basics.” – Mrs. Cook, parent

“Thank you for letting me come back to the greatest school on earth. You set me up with all the things that I needed and it worked out wonderfully. It helped get me where I needed to be.” – Michael Lester, student

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for admission, a preliminary meeting at the Back to Basics K-12 Private School is the first step. During this meeting you’ll explore your expectations, share information about your child’s current school situation and history, and discuss any specific needs.

This is also the time to evaluate exactly why your child’s current school setting is not a good fit, and what educational goals are most appropriate for your child. You’ll also learn more about Back to Basics K-12 Private School and its unique 1-on-1 approach to learning and building a lifelong interest in learning.

Back to Basics K-12 Private School

6 Stone Hill Road

Wilmington, Delaware 19803 








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