About Us

DES school building
  • Lindsay Kidd, Ph.D., principal


    We are dedicated to instilling in children a lifelong love for learning. Our mission is to prepare each child to meet successfully life's daily challenges.


    Our vision is to create opportunities for all students to seek academic growth and cultivate positive relationships while using a growth mindset in a safe environment. 

    Mascot: Dolphins

    The Dare Pledge

    Today I will be a D-A-R-E Dolphin

    D is for doing great work

    A is for accepting responsibility

    R is for remembering to be safe

    E is for embracing kindness

    The D-A-R-E Dolphin green zone

    is where I want to be!

    Dare Dolphin I am, Dare Dolphin

    that’s me!


    York Zone Schools:

    Dare Elementary*
    Seaford Elementary
    Yorktown Elementary
    Yorktown Middle
    York High

    Staff Directory

    *attendance zone split with Grafton Middle