Our Motto: A World Class School Developing World Class Students

  • Harlan Elementary School is located in a beautiful, historic building at 3601 Jefferson Street in Wilmington, Delaware.  We are close to P.S. duPont Middle School, Haynes Park, and the Police Athletic League and North Wilmington Library. 

  • Harlan's Staff Philosophy

    Harlan's teaching staff is committed to challenging our students to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners utilizing innovative programs of international mindedness.  Harlan staff will provide a safe, structured learning environment where children will learn the perspectives of other people to promote lifelong learning.  We will help our students achieve academic excellence and social responsibility.  We dedicate ourselves to develop tomorrow's leaders through partnerships with local, state, national and global communities.

    David W. Harlan is the smallest elementary school in the Brandywine School District and is home to approximately 390 kindergarten through fifth graders.  The historic building is nestled in a quiet residential area of the northwestern section of  the city of Wilmington.  The building, with its distinctive architectural style, was constructed in 1932 by the DuPont family and deeded to the city.  The entire building and campus underwent an extensive renovation during the 2002/2003 school year.  The modernization effort has brilliantly blended the architectural beauty of the past with the state of the art technology in design and function. 

    Harlan's School Mission is to challenge our students to becoming inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring learners.  Students achieve academic excellence and social responsibility in a safe, structured learning environment through partnerships with home, local, and global communities.