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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2013 School Data
Delphian School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 3-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1976 1907
Campus Size 800 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 271 students 300 students
% Students of Color 16% 18%
% International Students 32% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 67%
Average SAT Score 1757 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1640 - 1930 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics 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 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree n/a 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,960 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,080 $26,300
Tuition international students $49,450 $44,222
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Marti Wiggins  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 15
Calculus AB Calculus BC
English Language English Literature
French Language and Culture Macro Economics
Micro Economics Physics B
Spanish Language

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 6 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 21 24
ExtracurricularsArchery Club, Audio/Visual Class, Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts of America, Ceramics, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Guitar, International Club, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Volleyball, Jazz Choir, Music, Photography & Darkroom Editing, 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 college preparatory, K-12, co-educational day and boarding school. Delphian enrolls students from around the world and offers an English-as-a-Second Language program.
  • The school has more than 800 acres of wooded hills, meadows and fields overlooking the scenic Willamette Valley, heart of Oregon's family-friendly wine country. Sheridan, located in the heartland of fertile western Oregon, is approximately 50 miles southwest of Portland and 35 miles from the Pacific Coast.
  • The sports facilities include a double-court gymnasium, soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, a racquetball court, running track, four lighted tennis courts, and a weight and exercise room.
  • Delphian was founded in 1976 by a group of educators and parents concerned about the decline in the standards of American education. Delphian curriculum integrates the innovative study methods developed more than forty five years ago by American educator and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. These methods are recognized worldwide as a breakthrough in education, and, with them, students develop the confidence and knowledge to tackle the most challenging subjects independently.
  • While being part of a student body that takes a highly active role in all school activities, each student will learn his own lessons about responsibility, integrity, and leadership.
  • Most graduates are accepted at top ranked colleges and universities across the United States.
  • Delphian School is registered with the Oregon Department of Education, is a member of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools, and 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). The school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Delphian School is licensed to use Applied Scholastics educational services.

  • 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)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Western Mennonite School (17.8 miles away)
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