Who Can Attend
Interested parents of Delaware students eligible to attend grades K through 11 may apply for admission to the Sussex Academy. In order to acquaint the public with the school, we host tours and public information sessions during the fall. These are followed by our application period.
School Choice Open House for School Year 2020-21 : October 17, 2020
At this time it has not been determined if this event will be held in person or virtually.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions school tours are not being offered at this time. When we are able to resume, contact information for school tours will be posted. Thank you for your understanding.
Open Application Period
The school determines the number of anticipated openings for the upcoming school year each November. Applications for those positions will be accepted this year beginning on Monday, November 2, 2020. Applications submitted between that date and Wednesday, January 13, 2021, will have priority consideration for admission. As completed applications are submitted to the school, they are assigned a submission number which is provided to the parents/guardians and used for the lottery process. Incomplete applications or applications from ineligible students will not be processed. Please note that applications received prior to November 2, 2020 will be returned and those that are received after 4:00 p.m. on January 13, 2021 will be placed at the end of the waiting list.
Some applicants are given preference during the Open Application Period and are not subject to the lottery. Applicants who have an older sibling who will be concurrently attending the Sussex Academy and those who are children of either staff members or Founding Board members are automatically offered a position provided that their applications are received during the Open Application Period.