About Great Oaks Wilmington

About Us

Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington is a public charter school located in Wilmington, DE. It has grown steadily each year and excited to add a 10th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.

The school is housed in the Community Education Building (CEB) in downtown Wilmington. It is thankful to Bank of America, who donated this 11-story, 281,000 sf facility to Wilmington students.

GO – WIL strives to cultivate a joyful learning atmosphere, and its students enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities, including a theater program and a championship basketball team.  If you would like to talk about how your child can become a part of GO – WIL, please contact us.

Our Academic Model

Unparalleled Individualized Instruction

In addition to a rigorous array of classes, every Great Oaks student receives two hours of small-group mentoring from our Fellows. Every day. Our mentoring model enables students to catch up if they have fallen behind and pushes them to go even further when they’re excelling academically. Furthermore, our Fellows serve as mentors to our students, doing everything they can to encourage success both in and outside of the classroom.

Commitment to Family and Community Engagement

Great Oaks parents and guardians are essential members of our community. As such, we regularly invite them to a variety of school events, ranging from report card conferences to ceremonies to honor students’ success. Additionally, our fellows and staff members regularly call home to give updates on student progress.

High Expectations for Success in College and Beyond

Every student deserves a chance to succeed in college and life afterwards. We set the bar high for how our students perform academically and how they carry themselves. We have similarly high expectations for our fellows, teachers, and staff members, and they work relentlessly to support our students. At Great Oaks, students and families can expect a rigorous charter school curriculum, a focused learning environment, and a team dedicated to success.


Great Oaks High School will be offering Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for credit beginning August 2019. Each Great Oaks student will be required to complete a total of three (3) credit hours in their CTE pathway of choice to be eligible for graduation.

  • Option 1: K-12 Teacher Academy
  • Option 2: Allied Health
  • Option 3: Public & Community Health

Learn more here: CTE Pathways July 2019

If you would like to be a part of the Great Oaks Family, please visit our enrollment page for more details!

Join an Amazing Team

We believe that high quality teachers and leaders are key to student success. We are committed to recruiting and developing talented educators.