Delphian School

20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
Tel: 800-626-6610
Gr: (Boarding) 3-12 | 271 students
Delphian School’s mission is to empower young people with effective study skills, a solid academic foundation, a strong sense of personal integrity and a wide range of abilities.
More broadly, its mission is to send forth responsible, capable individuals who can help build a better world.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Delphian School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 3-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1976 1910
Campus Size 800 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 271 students 298 students
% Students of Color
16%
20%
% International Students
32%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
68%
Average SAT Score 1860 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1640 - 1930 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,940 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,525 $27,800
Tuition international students $49,450 $46,850
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsMarti Wiggins

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, French Language and Culture, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, Physics B, Spanish Language

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 6 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 24
ExtracurricularsArchery Club, Audio/Visual Class, Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts of America, Ceramics, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Guitar, International Club, Intramural basketball, Intramural soccer, Intramural volleyball, Jazz choir, Music, Photography & Darkroom Editing, Space Club, Student Council, Weightlifting, Woodshop, Writing and Poetry, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes

  • Delphian School, is an independent, K-12, co-educational day and boarding school located in Sheridan, Oregon. Delphian enrolls students from around the world.

    Delphian was founded in 1976 by a group of educators concerned about the decline in the standards of American education. Delphian curriculum integrates innovative study methods recognized worldwide as a breakthrough in education. By learning how to study, without memorization or memory tricks, students develop the confidence and knowledge to tackle the most challenging subjects independently.

    Delphian's student body takes a highly active role in all school activities, giving each student the opportunity learn his own lessons about responsibility, integrity, and leadership.

    Most Delphian School graduates are accepted at top ranked colleges and universities across the United States. 

    Delphian School is an accredited member school of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Delphian is registered with the Oregon Department of Education and is a member of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools.
     
    Facilities
    The school has 760 acres of wooded hills, meadows and fields overlooking the scenic Willamette Valley, heart of Oregon's wine country, and the coastal mountain range. 

    Delphian School's sports facilities include a double-court gymnasium, soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, a racquetball court, running track, yoga studio, four lighted tennis courts, and a weight and exercise room.

  • School accreditations: Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sky Dayton - Founder of EarthLink and founder and chairman of Boingo Wireless, and a technology investor/entrepreneur.
    • Thad Corea - Drummer (Wild Colonials; Blue Man Group); Jaguar Recording Studio
    • Arwen Dayton - Author
    • Natasha Gray - Artist/sculptor
    • Vivian Gray - Actress (Dread)
    • Sylvan Lionni - Artist
    • Melissa McPhail - Author
    • David O'Donnell - Actor/producer/writer: Air Force One; NCIS; Days of Our Lives
    • Eduardo Olmos - Mayor of Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
    • Doug Rappoport - Lead guitarist (Edgar Winter)

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