Delphian School - Review #1

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Delphian School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Varsity Soccer - Team Captain Varsity Choir Film Club Ceramics Theatre (End of school play). Weight lifting Student CouncilThe Delphian School student council runs a large portion of the school. The student council runs the yearbook, the dorms and bathrooms, the canteen, the weekend activity, and fundraising.I held two positions on the student council while I was at the Delphian School: Boys' Dorm Manager and Weekend Activities Officer.Each Saturday there is an activity run by a group of students for the whole student body to have fun and participate in. The Weekend Activities Officer decides all the activities, finds students to run the activities as projects, helps the students plan and organize it, and assists them in buying supplies, and setting it up.The dorms and dorm bathrooms as run by students. The position is called a Dorm Captain or Bathroom Captain. The Dorm captain’s job is to ensure the kids get to bed on time, that they are developing the ability to look after themselves, that their rooms are clean and to help them with problems that arise.The Bathroom Captain’s job is the keep the bathroom clean and do maintenance. Each week he chooses five or six students to clean the bathroom each night.
College Enrolled:
Gap Year
Home Town, State:

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 could learn a lot and another only a little and both will graduate. The Delphian School reverses the function. Time is the variable and education is the constant.This can be done because of the structure of the school education system. To graduate a grade one must finish a set of courses on each subject. A course is a step of steps done to teach a specific topic in a subject. Once the course is completed the student does an exam and anything the student got wrong is restudied so that the student has full understanding.In a class, each student works independently on their own course and when he or she needs help the teacher will come over to assist. This means students can go as fast or as slow as they want.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
This magical place has been my home for four years, and it always will be, but this place is a beginning, not an end in itself. There is no way to communicate the gratitude I have for this school. I’m leaving this school knowing what I want to do with my life, with the confidence to attain my goals, with a plan, with the knowledge to achieve it, and most importantly, with a sense of self-worth and peace.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Join as many activities as possible. I only joined a lot in my last year and I regret it. I found out I was really good at some activities which I had never tried till my senior year. I would never have known I liked them till I took the risk. I found out I am good at singing and acting.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The thing I liked most about the school was that it taught me to think and act with prudence, drilled in my fundamentals, and taught me to lead and communicate.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
If you study hard during class time you will never need to study outside of class. At the Delphian School education is in your hands. If you do not put in the work you will not graduate. The school is designed to teach you to take responsibility for yourself and those around you. Also, 2E is the best dorm, do soccer, and go on hikes!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are two other parts I left out above. The first is the practical program. The Delphain school stresses application. The practical program is a list of projects a student must do to demonstrate what he has been learning but to also learn new skills such as leadership, planning, and communication. There are community service, planning, science, computer science, communication, and career interest projects.For one of my career interest projects, I did an apprenticeship with a contractor where we renovated a living room that had a sunken fireplace. I have a strong interest in construction and this gave me insight into what I would be doing.The second part is the literature program. Throughout the Delphian School, a student reads many books of increasing difficulty, but one’s competence comes up as the student reads. By the time the student is in grade 11 or 12, the student will be reading true literature. The purpose of the literature program is to teach the individual to think. The books aren't designed to get the individual to think in a certain way, but to teach him how to think and reason. Three of the best books I have ever read were on the Delphian school literature program: Altas Shrugged, 1984, and Siddhartha.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Our Althetics program is very competitive, brings the school together, and makes friendships that will last a lifetime. In my four years of varsity soccer, I have made friends that I know I will have for life. In the 2022-2023 school year, I won the district soccer title with my team and the Boy’s track team took 3rd in the State Championship.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Arts department is a big part of the Delphain school. There are Intermediate and advanced art, ceramics, film, theatre, choir, piano, guitar, digital art, and 3D modeling and video game classes. Because a large portion of the school participates in this area, it is well-funded and supplied.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Community Service is a big part of the Delphian School. Regularly the students set up community service trips to clean up the local town, help at soup kitchens, or at the Salvation Army, or to go to SMB, which standards for Saturday Morning Breakfast. At SMB a group of students go to a church in McMinnville and serve a hot breakfast, coffee, or tea to those in need.There are multiple clubs at the Delphian school as well: Film club, soccer club, cooking club, and chess club.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I explained how the dorms worked earlier and I like it so much because you get to live with your friends and create a bond with them you don't get at non-boarding schools.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Food is handled by a catering company called Sage Dining, buffet style. The food is organic and of high quality. They serve new meals often in a rotation, but also always have a few consistent dishes as safety options. I always looked forward to Friday dinner because they served dessert.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The closest large town is a thirty-minute drive away. It has grocery stores, fast food, restaurants, and any other store a student would need. I like a particular street called, “Third St” because it has a lot of restaurants and antique stores to explore.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Ethics and responsibility level of the students at the Delphian school is very high. This is because the school has a different look to handling students that cause trouble. The school doesn't want to discipline students but help them to take responsibility for their actions and to do the right thing.Everyone gets along and there are rarely upsets and quarrels, but there are a few occasionally. The Seniors set a good example and are looked up to thoroughly so the younger students tend to follow suit. Furthermore, the seniors tend to handle younger students who a messing about.

Daily Schedule:

8:30 AM
Class starts
7:30 PM
Weekend Activity
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Delphian School Alumni #1
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5.00 3/8/2024
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. . .
Delphian School Alumni #2
Class of 2023
5.00 4/7/2023
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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. . .
Delphian School Alumni #3
Class of 2022
5.00 6/3/2022
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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