With regard to public schools, Brandywine School District is highly ranked and well respected. Lombardy Elementary (Foulk Road) and Springer Middle School (Shipley Road) are both considered in the top tier -- in fact, Springer is so popular it has been closed to choice for year for people outside the feeder pattern. Both are in the feeder pattern for Alapocas which has been a very desirable neighborhood for over 50 years and conveniently located to all of North Wilmington as well as I-95. Wilmington Friends School is located within the neighborhood of Alapocas and is one of three top tier private schools which also includes Tower Hill and Tatnall which are very close by. The convenience of Friends School and their facitilities within Alapocas is fantastic for recreation whether or not private school is an affordable option. The Greenways trails for walking and biking are also intertwined with Alapocas and it's a great neighborhood for both pets and people. Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) located at Weldin and Shipley and St. Mary Magdalene on Concord Pike are both excellent Catholic grade school options as well if that would interest you. We have lived in Alapocas and loved the neighborhood for over 20 years. A personal family situation requires us to relocate or we would be there forever -- it's a lifetime neighborhood with beautiful homes and families of all ages including lots of kids - a great place to grow up. Best wishes to you wherever you end up -- you may want to take a look at 107 Edgewood Road in Alapocas.