Welcome to an Education for Life
Welcome to Doane Academy. Students at Doane have flourished on our beautiful campus along the banks of the Delaware River since the school’s founding in 1837. But our identity is shaped as much by our present and future as it is by our venerable history. As our mission states, Doane is a school where students are all known, loved, and strongly encouraged to reach their unique potential. In this sense we are traditional; we are proud to be a small school that honors our traditions while celebrating our ability to both nurture and challenge a diverse group of students. But we are also a school that is innovative, forward thinking, and demanding.
We believe that the combination of a rigorous academic program with a strong emphasis on leadership and character development produces students at Doane Academy who are ready and able to make meaningful, positive change in their communities. They do so with the support of a school family in which each member – from the youngest student in our Primary Program to seniors preparing to embark on the next leg of their educational journey -- is cared for and sustained with love, compassion, and respect. We look forward to greeting you on your visit to our campus so you can learn more about the extraordinary difference that a Doane education can make in your life.
George B. Sanderson