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About Us

Castle Hills Elementary School, located near New Castle, Delaware, provides academic programs for kindergarten through fifth grade. The school reflects the diversity of the community it serves, and the children are guided and encouraged by a dedicated, experienced staff who represent the best of Delaware schools. The school’s strong academic concentration; focus on physical, social, and emotional development; and promotion of high self-esteem are its hallmarks. Everyone at Castle Hills School views him or herself as part of a community of learners with a focus on improving student achievement through on-going professional development. The staff believes and practices the philosophy that all adults are responsible for all children. The school motto, “All Children Will Learn Here,” reflects the district’s mission of nurturing and educating all children in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere in which individual differences are recognized and valued and every child is encouraged to achieve. The Castle Hills School faculty members firmly believe that all children need a safe, disciplined, clean, and attractive school environment. The single level building, renovated in 1995, is handicapped-accessible with 39 spacious classrooms, a library/media center, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, and a multi-purpose room.

Our Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs

 Vision
“Our vision is to empower every student to become college and career ready by achieving his or her academic potential in a safe, positive, and nurturing school environment.”

Mission
“Our mission is to create a learning environment in which students are empowered to exercise their full academic ability. We will foster a collaborative atmosphere utilizing research-based techniques and practices so that students will reach their potential as independent, contributing members in a global society.”

Core Beliefs
“Every child can and will learn.”
“They’re all our students. We must work together to figure it out.”
“Do what is best for kids. Try to make a difference every day.”
“It is important to build positive relationships – with staff, students, parents, principals, community.”
“Have goals and expectations, and try to rise to the challenge to meet them.”

School Hours

Regular School Day: 8:27am – 3:19pm
Abbreviated Day: 8:27am – 12:47pm