Delphian School

20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
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Delphian School Photo #1 - Delphian is located just one hour from Portland, OR. on a large 720 acre wooded campus. The residential community is in constant motion, alive with students from all around the world.
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Delphian School Photo #1 - Delphian is located just one hour from Portland, OR. on a large 720 acre wooded campus. The residential community is in constant motion, alive with students from all around the world.
Delphian School Photo #2 - Delphian is for the curious, compassionate and driven. For those who lead by example-the doers, the makers and the fixers. For those who live life to the fullest and love exploring and discovering.
Delphian School Photo #3 - All students are involved in relevant, hands-on, learning experiences that allow students to relate their studies to real life.
Delphian School Photo #4 - The Delphian curriculum starts with the classic subjects you need for a well-rounded education: literature, science, mathematics, history and the arts. Students will also study life skill related subjects such as communication, leadership, planning and organizing and many other vital life subjects.
Delphian School Photo #5 - Conventional schooling places an emphases on tests, rules and grades rather than purpose, interest and comprehension. Our mastery-based curriculum teaches students the most valuable skill of all: how to teach yourself anything you want to learn.
Delphian School Photo #6 - To wrap your head around an idea, you need to get your hands dirty. Practical experience is central to learning at Delphian.
Delphian School Photo #7 - Our graduates leave Delphian with real-life skills and abilities. Ready for change, for higher education and ready for the real world.
Delphian School Photo #8 - Delphian has a bustling fine and performing arts program where we consider artistic interests as essentials, not extras.
Delphian School Photo #9 - We think of these as complimentary co-curriculars - not extra-curricular - because music, art, athletics and all the rest are all part of a well-rounded education.
Delphian School Photo #10 - Discipline is a key component of any sports program, just as hard work is expected from every player. Delphian's athletic program emphasizes these qualities, as well as participation and sportsmanship.
We teach real-life skills and abilities.  We focus on balancing the theoretical and practical side of learning.
Our graduates are ready for change, ready for higher education and ready for the real world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-12
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $27,652
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Delphian School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Delphian School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
5-12
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1976
1906
Campus Size
720 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
230 students
320 students
% Students of Color
16%
25%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Average SAT Score
1284
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Professional Dress day(Every Friday)
Casual
Average Class Size
20 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
41%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$33.6019 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,750
(Boarding tuition rates range: $62,750 - $71,136 and vary by school (Elementary, Middle, Upper). Delphian offers financial aid which may reduce the cost of tuition. We also offer 5-day boarding.)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,652
(Day student tuition rates range from $27,652 - $50,113 and vary by school (Lower, Elementary, Middle, Upper). Delphian offers flexible tuition which may reduce the cost of tuition to qualified families.)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$78,596
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$58,511
$46,150
Summer Program Cost
$5,142
(We have a 4 week and 6 week program and ranges between $5,142 - $11,192. Price will vary depending on Day or Boarding students. International students have slightly different pricing as well to account for things such as insurance. )
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$13,500
(Merit scholarships also available)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
53%
60%
Director of Admissions
Bridgette Rappoport

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
32
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Basketball team, Book club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Conversation Partners, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Diversity Discussion Group, Dungeons and Dragons club, Makerspace, Soccer team, Space Club, Student Council, Track and field team, Volleyball team, Way to Happiness club, Woodshop, Writers club, Writing and Poetry, Youth for Human Rights club

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art, Choir, Digital Art, Drama Club, Drawing, Fine Arts Club, Guitar Club, Music instruction

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball class, Conditioning Class, Volleyball class, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2015
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Parsons, New School for Design
4
Berklee College of Music
3
University of Oregon
3
University of Washington
3
New York University
2
University of California, Davis
2
University of California, Los Angeles
2
Cornell University
1
Emerson College
1
University of Notre Dame
1

School Notes

  • Conventional schooling places an emphasis on tests, rules and grades rather than purpose, interest and comprehension. Delphian School was founded with a basic understanding that students are naturally interested in learning and can comprehend even the most complex subjects when they have a goal for what they are studying. The Delphi Program empowers this natural instinct with a program tailored to each student`s individual interest.
  • Our students, parents and alumni agree-you`ve never seen a school like Delphian. Our mastery-based curriculum teaches students the most valuable skill of all: how to teach yourself anything you want to learn.
  • In addition to the classic subjects, and unique to the Delphi Program, students study communication and leadership, the philosophy of ethics, planning and organizing skills and many other vital subjects. These skills ensure graduates are ready for life as adults.
  • Delphian School accreditations: Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Western Boarding Schools Association (WBSA), AdvancedEd
  • 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)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Delphian School cost?
Delphian School's tuition is approximately $62,750 for boarding students and $27,652 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Delphian School?
The acceptance rate of Delphian School is 53%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Delphian School?
Delphian School famous alumni include: Sky Dayton, Thad Corea, Arwen Dayton, Natasha Gray, Vivian Gray, Sylvan Lionni, Melissa McPhail, David O'Donnell, Eduardo Olmos and Doug Rappoport.
What sports does Delphian School offer?
Delphian School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
Does Delphian School offer a summer program?
Yes, Delphian School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Delphian School's ranking?
Delphian School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High ACT scores.
When is the application deadline for Delphian School?
The application deadline for Delphian School is Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2024
5.00
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The Delphian School offers the most unique curriculum involving technology on how to learn, and real life applications. Additionally, Delphian offers constant opportunities for contribution and productivity to its students and staff.. . .

Class of 2024
5.00
Gap Year
This school is unique because of its view and approach to education. Public schools approach school with time as a constant and education as a variable. What I mean by this is that one student. . .

Class of 2023
5.00
Salt Lake Community College
What made my school different from other boarding schools was that I was able to move through my program at my own pace. I didn't have to worry about catching up with my class because. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-12
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $27,652
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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