Tall Oaks Classical School

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Tall Oaks Classical School
Tall Oaks Classical School logo.png
Motto Christian principles, Classical methods, Amazing results
Established 1994
Type Classical Christian
Headmaster Timothy Dernlan[1]
Faculty 45
Students 205[2]
Grades K-12
Location 903 E. Basin Road,
New Castle, Delaware, USA
Accreditation Association of Classical and Christian Schools
Mascot Titan
SAT[2] Average 626 (math)
645 (critical reading)
652 (writing)
Website Official Website

Tall Oaks Classical School is a K-12 classical Christian school located in New Castle, Delaware. The school was founded as Christ Classical Christian School in 1994 by a group of homeschooling parents from Elkton, Maryland, taking inspiration from Douglas Wilson's book, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning.[3] In its first year, 23 students were enrolled.[4] It relocated to Newark in 1995, to Hockessin in 1997, adopting its current name, and again to Newark in 2006. At the beginning of the 2010 academic year, the school moved to its current location, formerly occupied by New Castle Christian Academy.[5]

Enrollment is approximately 205 students, with approximately 45 faculty and staff. The class of 2011 was offered a total of more than $650,000 in scholarships, with graduates planning to attend Belhaven University, Delaware Technical and Community College, Grove City College, The King's College, Rutgers University, and the University of Delaware.[6] Tall Oaks is a charter member and accredited school of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS),[7] one of only 30 to earn that distinction.[4]


  1. ^ "Headmaster: Dr. Timothy Dernlan". Tall Oaks Classical School. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "MetroKids Independent School Survey". 
  3. ^ "School Profile 2010/2011" (PDF). 
  4. ^ a b Nardone, Mark (August 2014). "Classical Learning Style Yields Positive Test Results". Delaware Today. 
  5. ^ Dobo, Nichole (Sep 5, 2010). "A school with a classical approach gets a new place". The News Journal. 
  6. ^ "Spring 2011 Quarterly Newsletter" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "ACCS Accredited Members". 

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Coordinates: 39°40′37″N 75°39′37″W / 39.6770°N 75.6603°W / 39.6770; -75.6603