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St. Davids' Episcopal Day School






Our school is accredited by the Nursery and Kindergarten Association of Delaware (NKAD) and licensed by the state of Delaware. We are also members of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and Mid-Atlantic Association of Episcopal Schools (MAESA).

Our school participates in DE Stars, the voluntary quality improvement plan for centers and family home day cares. For more information about DE Stars click here.

Convenient Location - Call today for more information and a tour: 302-475-3747

Preschool Classes for Three & Four Year Olds - Two, Three or Five Days per Week, Extended Care Available.

St. David's School was established in 1955 by the Vestry of St. David's Episcopal Church. The School offers classes for three-, four- and five-year-olds as well as an Extended Care service for a limited number of children who are enrolled in the School program. Young children of all races and religions are welcome at St. David's School. Presently St. David's Episcopal Day School serves 145 children through its various programs.
. . . For more information, send e-mail to our Early Childhood Administrator, Janet Leishman, or call her at (302) 475-3747.


. . St. David's begins its school year in early September (usually the Thursday after Labor Day) and continues through the Friday before Memorial Day in May. The school program is closed for a week at Christmas and again at Easter, as well as several published holidays and conferences. The Extended Care program operates on all school closings except Christmas Week.

Our Summer Program for children ages 3-7 takes place in June, July, and August. This is a great opportunity to transition to our school! The summer program offers flexible full and half day options in theme sessions.


  • Preschool: 9:00 - Noon., Monday-Friday*
  • Extended Care: 7:30-9:00 a.m. and Noon-5:45 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Parents Day Out: Noon-1:30 p.m. is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for preschoolers. Lunch may be purchased or brought from home.



. . St. David's Episcopal Day School curriculum meets the needs of each child through developmentally appropriate practices, materials and methods. The whole child is developed -- cognitive, social, physical, emotional and spiritual. The skilled teachers and specialists work to provide an enriching environment where the foundation for a love of learning and respect for others can grow.
. . The class sizes are small, and there are always two skilled professionals available to assist the children. All classroom staff meet or exceed Delaware licensing standards.
. . The children exercise and strengthen their growing bodies in developmental movement classes. Field trips and special visitors are part of the program. In the past, optional programs included Spanish and ComputerTots.
. . Since St. David's is a Christian institution, a weekly chapel service is part of the school experience. This is a joyous time of worship through song, story and prayer, usually conducted by our Rector. Further emphasis is placed on Christian living by example and the inclusion of holiday themes. Parents of the children are welcome to participate in all aspects of the program. Non-Christian families are invited to share their heritage with us as well.

Early Childhood Administrator

Janet Leishman has over twenty years experience. Click here to learn more. In 2009, Janet was re-named to the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association for a three-year term!


St. David's Episcopal Day School is a non-profit organization operating as a 501(c)(3) corporation. As such, its Board of Directors carefully sets fees to cover only those expenses directly incurred in the running of the school.
Waiting List -- No fee is required at the present time to be put on the waiting list.
Registration -- A non-refundable fee must accompany each year's application form. This must be paid in January for the following September session. Children must have reached the age of 3 or 4 respectively by August 31st (as established by the State of Delaware).
Financial aid may be available.


Our preschool is located north of Wilmington, Delaware, just south of the Pennsylvania state line. The goal of our childcare and education efforts is to provide a nurturing, Christian community where children can learn and grow. We do this by:

Leading each child into caring relationships with peers and adults,
Offering each child a stimulating learning experience,
Valuing each child's unique growth, and
Encouraging each child's awareness of God in the world.

2320 Grubb Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
302 475-3747

Janet D. Leishman, Early Childhood Administrator





HISTORY: 1954 to 2004


2320 Grubb Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 -- Call (302) 475-4688 or FAX (302) 529-1135.
Member Congregation of The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.
in The Episcopal Church of the USA

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