The Delphian School
|The Delphian School|
|20950 SW Rock Creek Road
|NCES School ID||01161668|
|Number of students||231|
|• Grade 1||3|
|• Grade 2||2|
|• Grade 3||5|
|• Grade 4||6|
|• Grade 5||2|
|• Grade 6||7|
|• Grade 7||9|
|• Grade 8||23|
|• Grade 9||35|
|• Grade 10||47|
|• Grade 11||47|
|• Grade 12||40|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Tri-River Conference 2A-3|
|Affiliations||Delphi Schools, Applied Scholastics|
The Delphian School is a co-ed 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. Most of the school's 231 students are in grades 8-12.
Campus and history
In the fall of 1976, the Delphian School opened on the site of a former a Jesuit novitiate near Sheridan, Oregon. The main building on campus is a four-story, Art Deco-style building with a brick exterior that was designed by Poole & McGonigle and built in 1933 for the Jesuit house.
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).
The school uses a proficiency- or competency-based education model. There are no letter grades, report cards, or traditional grade levels at the school. Students advance through the curriculum by demonstrating proficiency or competence rather than at a set time.
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 an accredited member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and an accredited member school of AdvancED.
The Delphian School's sports team is known as the "Dragons". The school participates in the Oregon School Activities Association's (OSAA) Northwest League, 2A classification, for girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball, boys soccer and tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, solo music, and choir. In 2014 the Delphian choir tied for the OSAA Choir State Championship, and three school soccer players were named to the All-State team.
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