Delphian School - Review #1

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Delphian School
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About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2017-2022
Sports and Activities:
I participated in student council and the choir. I was in an officer position on the student council, and I was the leader of the tenor section in my choir. I was also in the plays that the school did, including Pride and Prejudice, Mamma Mia, Robin Hood, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
College Enrolled:
None
Home Town, State:
Sheridan, OR, OR

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 ever seen.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I was the first person in about 16 years I think to get into the state competition for for solo singing. This is great, coming from a 2A school. This was really great. (I'm sure that if I practiced more I would have done a lot better, but as it was, I got 6th place, lol)
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have spent more time doing the things I love: playing music, playing D&D, writing stories, etc. I spent a lot of time on my phone and this, I realize, was all wasted time. There was so much to do, if I only took the time to do it.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The people and the community. Everyone wants you to graduate as fast as you can so that you start life at top speed.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Join choir. Trust me, you will not regret it. It is intense, but it is worth it.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The thing that I liked the most was the fact that I was allowed to move at my own pace. If there was something I was good at, for me it was writing and math, I was able to whizz through it as fast as I wanted. But in the areas that took me a lot longer, for me it was history, I was able to take the time to fully understand it so there would be no gaps in my education.The teachers there are super great and totally willing to work with a student one-on-one in order to ensure they are doing well. You really can tell that everyone there is really in love with the school and the students and wanting them to do well in life.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I have never been very much of a sportsy person, but there are plenty of people here who are. This year, 2022, we went to states for track and field, and pulled a first place, some second places, and a bunch of fourths, so not bad at all for a 2A school!They do require students to participate in interscholastic sports, and I chose to participate in cross country. I wasn't terribly good, but I had a lot of fun and I realized that the only person I was racing was myself.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
These programs were fantastic. Our choir went to states this year and we got 3rd place (after having had no choir competitions since 2019), so this was really good.There are plays that the students can act in, help direct, be back stage hands, build sets, help in costumes/makeup, lights and sound, etc.There are little talent shows every now and then where students can sing, tell jokes, play instruments, do skits, dance, etc.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
The student council is like no other. The students are truly given responsibility over some area of the school, whether that is helping run the dorms, running weekend activities, making the yearbooks, and in my case, help coordinate all the tours that are given to people who want to visit the school. This really helps a student practice holding a position of trust and responsibility before they get into the outside world.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms are nice and you really become friends with your dorm mates. I have never been much of a social person, but the dorms were great in spite of that.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food here is very nice. It is always a nice variety, and there are many alternate-health options available.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
It is very secluded. We are near the city of Sheridan, which is really small, and there is not much to see there. but 30 minutes away is McMinnville, a historic city that we go to every now and then to visit and shop or something like that.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
It is super easy to make friends here. I have never been much of a social person, and this environment was perfect for me. There are not really any "cliques" or "cool kid groups." In the dining room, everyone sits with everyone, and everyone is really nice.
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Delphian School Alumni #1
Class of 2022
5.00 6/3/2022
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. . .
Delphian School Alumni #2
Class of 2022
5.00 6/3/2022
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. . .
Delphian School Alumni #3
Class of 2022
5.00 6/3/2022
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • 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