Thomas Edison Charter School

Welcome to the Thomas Edison Charter School website.  We are located in Wilmington, Delaware and serve students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. 

Message from our Head of School:

Salome Thomas-EL

2014-2015 School Year



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Thomas A. Edison Charter School!  We are excited to have your child with us and look forward to an exciting and successful year.  As you may be aware, most of our 8th graders were accepted into some of Delaware’s top private and public high schools; our chess team won Delaware’s 1st National Championship; Governor Markell visited our school again, and recently we almost convinced President Obama to stop by our school for a chess match! We are enclosing some valuable information to prepare both you and your child for the coming year. You will find a School Calendar with the days we will be closed for holidays, professional development and early dismissals.  Please post the calendar on your refrigerator or another central location in your home.  You can also find this calendar and all other information on our website, for your convenience. *Please take note that some of our early dismissals are now on Wednesdays to accommodate Professional Development with our partner charter schools.*


Enclosed you will also find the School Dress Code Policy.  Please read this carefully and keep it in mind when you are shopping for school uniforms.  We believe our dress code is very flexible and important to the success of our students. We have included a list of stores that may carry the items your child will need.  Please also review the enclosed Supply List for your child’s grade.  Once the school year begins, teachers may request a few more specific items, but the attached list will get your child off to a great start! If you have any questions once you have read any of the information, please feel free to call the Main Office at 302-778-1101.


In the weeks to come, you will receive other important information from us, including a school bus schedule, teacher assignments and information about school sports, activities and enrichment programs.  We look forward to a great school year with many exciting programs including Franklin Covey’s 7-Habits leadership training for all students, Pre-AP Math and English in our middle grades, and our 100-Book Challenge Program is now school-wide.  Of course, our chess program will be even larger and our students will continue to compete across the country.  Together we will make the 2014-2015 School Year a success for your child!






Salome Thomas-EL - Principal

Liz Yates - Assistant Principal


Thomas Edison..."Educates and elevates every student, every day, to attend the best high schools and colleges.  No Excuses!"