At Pilot School, we challenge the myth of normal.

There is no one-size fits all in education and children with learning differences are no less normal than anyone else.

Discover the

Pilot School Difference

directly from alumni, parents,

and teachers


year Pilot School
was established


faculty with
advanced degrees


student to
teacher ratio


on-site specialists and therapists
(occupational, physical, speech/language, music, adaptive physical education, therapeutic saltwater swimming pool)

The Pilot School has a deep commitment to children with learning differences. Each child is valued as an individual, and attention is given to that child’s unique academic, social, and physical needs. We specialize in educating students ages 4-14 with language-based learning differences including:

  • Reading (dyslexia)
  • Writing (dysgraphia)
  • Mathematics (dyscalculia)
  • ADHD
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Receptive and/or Expressive delays
  • Executive Functioning
  • Sensory Integration 

Any student can benefit from the Pilot School experience. At Pilot, there is no one standard curriculum. New research based programs are continually added to Pilot’s repertoire.

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The Pilot School was founded to provide custom designed, flexible curricula for children ages 4-14 with language-based learning problems. With a student-to-teacher ratio of five to one, Pilot has created and constantly improves its programs to help children with reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, speaking, and listening skills.

A typical school day at Pilot includes the direct instruction and therapies that each child needs.

  • Speech/language, mathematics, reading, occupational, physical, and music therapies along with adaptive and regular physical education, technology, science, and social studies are offered.
  • Individualized and small groups are part of the custom designed approach for every child. Character education is a fundamental emphasis in the overall program.

Using a holistic educational model, each child’s program is custom designed and is regularly adapted to reflect and support a child’s growing skills and needs. Ongoing communication among teachers, parents, and students is essential to maximize the Pilot School experience. It is vital to the mission of the school to challenge areas of strength that our students demonstrate. It is not uncommon for children in our program to become successful above their actual grade level in certain subjects. Talents and abilities discovered are areas to foster continued growth and to celebrate. Confidence and self-esteem are byproducts of success.

We exist to develop children who become catalysts of their own success.

In 1957, the Pilot School began as an educational experiment. A class of five young boys and two teachers met in two rooms at the Christ Church Sunday School in Greenville, Delaware. They started with an innovative program that proved to be so successful that teachers and parents recognized this “pilot” program must become an established, ongoing school. Pilot has grown into a teacher-designed facility with 50 staff members educating approximately 160 students yearly, ages 4-14 years.

The Pilot School campus was designed and built with the understanding that where you learn can be just as important as how you learn. An accessible music room, a flexible art space, and a swimming pool have helped us energize our students. The outdoor nature trail, adjacent animal pasture, and outdoor play areas bring nature into our students daily lives. The classrooms are specifically laid out to work with small class sizes and personal attention to each student.

Learn about what makes Pilot School different.

Schedule a call with a member of our team, learn about our staff, see how we individualize our education, and find out about the Pilot School difference.

Schedule a phone or video call with us.
(302) 478-1740

Or we’ll call you,
just let us know when’s a good time.

The Pilot School Mission :

Unlock the Potential.

The Pilot School’s mission is to uncover the unique educational challenges of each student and to give each child the specific developmental tools, guidance, and attention needed to learn, achieve, and ultimately to feel comfortable and be successful in the academic environment that is most appropriate.