The Delphian School
|The Delphian School|
|20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, Oregon, Yamhill County, 97378
|NCES School ID||01161668|
|Number of students||231|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Tri-River Conference 2A-3|
|Affiliations||Delphi Schools, Applied Scholastics|
The Delphian School is a K–12 private school located in a rural setting in unincorporated Yamhill County, Oregon, near Sheridan. The school operates primarily as a boarding school, with most students living on campus either full-time or five-day (going home for the weekends). The school also accepts day students; boarders must be at least eight years old, while day students can be as young as five.
The grounds of the school were formerly a Jesuit novitiate, and in 1976, The Delphian School was established at the site. In 1978 tuition at the school was $4,500 for boarding students and $2,800 for non-boarders. In the 1980s the campus was a candidate for the location of a federal prison, with the Federal Correctional Institution - Sheridan later built elsewhere in the Sheridan area.
The Delphian School is operated by Delphi Schools using L. Ron Hubbard's study techniques, known as Study Tech. The Study Tech teaching methodology is licensed through the Scientology-related group Applied Scholastics. The school is also the location of Heron Books, which published textbooks and materials using Hubbard's educational philosophy (the Delphi Curriculum).
Delphian School is a member of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS), an organization that works to limit government influence on school choice. The OFIS's current director, Mark Siegel, also acts as assistant headmaster of the school. The school is also an accredited member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and an accredited member school of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).
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