Admission Overview

  • Recruitment Team

    Recruitment Team Loretta Harper Brown and Melodye May.

  • Applications are being accepted!

    Applications are being accepted for motivated students entering grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 for the 2019-2020 school year!  Click here to apply!

    Are you looking for more information?

    Please contact Loretta Harper-Brown, School Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator, at or 302-660-1523!

  • Design Thinking Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school for students in grades 9-12. The school opened in August 2015 on a beautiful 12-acre campus at 179 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark DE. 

    We offer an inclusive learning environment that welcomes students of any race, religion, national origin, social class, sexual orientation, language background, exceptionality and ability. 

    Students and teachers use technology for instruction and production. Through innovative, technology-enriched study, students research and produce projects, they edit digital sound and images, create animations, design products, create websites, and write code for programs and games.

    Our comprehensive design thinking approach develops the students in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity; skills that they'll need to be successful in the global economy of the 21st century.

    To learn more about the school and see what our campus has to offer, we encourage you to visit our campus in person.  Please visit the Tours and Shadow Days page for schedule information.  You may also contact the Admissions Team by email at or by phone at 302-660-1523.  We look forward to meeting you!

    Translation Services - ¿Necesita Usted Traducción?

    Parents who need translation services should contact the school by sending an email message to Design Thinking Academy will work with all families to serve their translation needs in order to make the admissions and enrollment process as easy as possible.

    Si usted necesita traducción de documentos o explicación en su idioma, favor de mandarnos un mensaje por correo electrónico a Haremos lo posible para servirles.

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    Design Thinking Academy will not discriminate against any student in the application and enrollment process on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or status as an English Language Learner, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended/ Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended/ and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Design Thinking Academy will not discriminate against any student because a student’s school district of residence has a per student local expenditure lower than another student seeking admission.


Last Modified on November 5, 2018