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Centreville Layton School takes advantage of everything in its students’ world to help them learn. This is especially evident in our teaching of science and natural studies, where we use the school’s surroundings to show science in action. Centreville Layton School’s science program introduces students to plants, animals, and people, which illustrate how science animates our world.

At Centreville Layton, science is “project-based” reinforced by Delta Science kits, textbooks and other hands-on original lessons predicated on the National Science Standards. Project-based learning allows the students to develop not only science skills but teaches lifelong skills such as problem-solving, planning, cooperation, and independence.

Centreville Layton School also boasts a unique habitat in which students can actively take part in the world around them. With the help of organizations such as Mt. Cuba and the Stroud Water research, our habitat is currently being upgraded, to model the Pre-Columbia habitat of Northern Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.  This project offers multiple opportunities for students to observe first hand how the habitat in their community has been altered.

Centreville Layton School also participates in the National Feeder Watch program. In coordination with the Cornell Lab, students track the species of birds on the grounds.

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

Jan B.
Former Parent

This past year has been completely transformational for our daughter and her positive strides have been noticeable both at home and at school. She is growing into the best version of herself and her teachers at CLS have played a significant role in her progress.

Michelle L.
Middle School parent

This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


We’re prepared for this because we’ve learned how to work hard, solve problems, be independent, happy, responsible and kind to all.


The support from my teachers taught me not just reading and writing, but to embrace who I am, to learn from my mistakes and grow because of them.