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Who WE Are

Discover the Power of WE in beautiful New Castle, Delaware.

Located outside of Wilmington, Delaware, Colonial School District is a vibrant and growing district with approximately 10,000 students for grades Pre-K to 12.

It takes an amazing group of people to fulfill the Power of WE vision in Colonial—and you could be one of us!

From parents to students and staff, the people who support our students in Colonial Nation are the reason for our success inside the classroom and out.

We have 15 innovative schools—one preschool campus, eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, and two specialized schools.

Learn more about our location, students, and schools.

Our Ideal Location

An ideal location to live and work, we’re located in New Castle, Delaware and within 45 minutes of Philadelphia, one hour to the beaches, and two hours to Washington, DC.

An ideal location to live and teach, we’re located in New Castle, Delaware:

  • 15 minutes to Wilmington
  • 45 minutes to Philadelphia
  • 60 minutes to the beautiful DE beaches
  • 2 hours to Washington, DC
  • Neighboring school districts include Appoquinimink School District and  Brandywine School District

Fast Facts About the City of New Castle

Student Demographics

  • Approximately 10,000 students

  • 12% English Language Learners

  • Free & Reduced Lunch at all schools

“As an alumni, it brings me great pleasure to give back in the classroom as a teacher and on the basketball court as a coach. 

The time I spent here was well worth it, and I am grateful for the opportunity to steer this generation in a successful direction.”

Gary Lumpkin

Special Education Teacher, William Penn High School