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 (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 5-12
  • Students: 230 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,944
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $24,940
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

School News

  • New article - 04/05/2022
    The newest artticle written by Mark Siegel, Assistant Head Master at Delphian School. "Opinion: Alternatives to K-12`s Failing Letter-Grade System"
  • Student Highlights - 04/05/2022
    Good News From the Delphian Hill!
  • Summer at Delphian - 04/05/2022
    At Summer at Delphian, our purpose is to challenge young people in and out of the classroom and show them their potential for success is unlimited. Whether your child is ...morestudying algebra, going on a guided hike through our 720-acre campus, or building a rocket, our aim is to challenge them so that by the time they leave, they know they can succeed in life no matter what! hide
  • Spring Festival - 04/05/2022
    The Spring Festival was held on March 18, 2022.

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Class of 2022
5.00
None
The fact that we study for real world application rather than just trying to spit things back out on an exam. This makes the education 10 times more valuable than any other school I have. . .

Class of 2022
5.00
Umass Amherst
Here at the Delphian School, all the exams are done one-on-one, where the examiner will ensure that all the student's questions regarding the subject they just studied are solved and answered to satisfaction.The Delphian. . .

Class of 2022
5.00
University of Tampa
One aspect that makes Delphian unique is that you actually gain the ability to apply the subjects you learn. Many times kids learn about math or science and how to apply it for that unit. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Delphian School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
5-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
Pre-K-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1976
1907
Campus Size
720 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
230 students
300 students
% Students of Color
16%
25%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score
1284
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
30
*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%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,944
(Boarding tuition rates range: $56,944 - $64,522 and vary by school (Lower, Elementary, Middle, Upper). Delphian offers flexible tuition which may reduce the cost of tuition to qualified families.)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,940
(Day student tuition rates range from $24,940 - $45,178 and vary by school (Lower, Elementary, Middle, Upper). Delphian offers flexible tuition which may reduce the cost of tuition to qualified families.)
$32,900
Tuition international students
$72,004
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$60,947
$44,100
Summer Program Cost
$3,095
(We have a 3 week and 6 week program and ranges between $3,095 - $8,745. 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)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
53%
58%
Director of Admissions
Bridgette Rappoport

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
32
23
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)
    Profile last updated: 04/05/2022
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    • Grades: (Boarding) 5-12
    • Students: 230 students
    • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $56,944
    • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $24,940
    • Acceptance rate: 53%
    • Average class size: 20 students
    • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

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