Wilmington Delaware private school

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Back to Basics Private School Building


Since 1985, Back to Basics Private School has offered a unique educational opportunity for students of all ages. With an unprecedented teacher-to-student ratio of 1:1, we foster a nurturing environment with hands-on teaching and testing methods, as well as careful matching of teaching and learning styles. The experienced, degreed instructors at this state-approved K-12 school will help determine your child's strengths and non-strengths, increase confidence, boost self-esteem, and encourage a love of learning, resulting in academic success.     View mobile website

Students may enter at any time during a school year, and stay for one to three consecutive years, at which time they merge into a more traditional school setting or graduate from our school.

With our location in Wilmington, we serve New Castle County, Delaware and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania & Maryland.

K-12 Private School Delaware
Call 302-594-0754 or email us if your child can benefit from any of the following:

  • 1:1 private school in Delaware
  • Private high schools Delaware - Wilmington or Newark
  • Alternative to traditional school DE, PA, MD
  • Special education schools in Wilmington, Newark DE  & surroundings



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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
Back to Basics Private School Student


  • BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
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  • Delaware Commission for Women Hall of Fame Inductee
  • University of Delaware Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Delaware Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year
  • Girls Inc. She Knows Where She's Going Award
  • Delaware Department of Education