The admission season runs from September to January of a given academic year. Applicants typically apply, therefore, in the fall prior to their year of actual enrollment. Students usually apply to Delbarton for acceptance into seventh or ninth grades, though a few openings may be available every year to grades ten and eleven. Delbarton does not accept students into grades eight or twelve.
A boy’s candidacy for admission will be considered only after he completes the application (either online or on paper), the school interview (offered at Delbarton on Saturday mornings from September to early January), and the Delbarton entrance examination (administered at Delbarton on three Saturday mornings in the fall). The Admissions Committee meets formally in late January regarding decisions to accept, waitpool, or decline students for grades seven and nine. Action on students for grades ten and eleven may take place as late as June.
Download the Application Forms to the right of this page, or contact us via email at
Return the Preliminary Application Sheet and the Application (Forms 1&2)
If applying by mail, you must return the Preliminary Application Sheet and the Application (Form 1 & 2). Upon receipt of both forms, the applicant will be registered for one of the three Saturday morning examinations. The registration fee of $65 should be included with the forms. Once registered, a letter will be sent to the prospective candidate indicating the date and time of the required interview with the candidate and his parents.
If applying on line, all required information in the application PART I must be filled in and submitted. At the end of the on-line application you will include your credit card information and submit the form. Once received by the Admissions Department a letter will be sent out to the prospective candidate indicating the date and time of the required interview with the candidate and his parents.
Complete Questionnaire (Form 3)
If applying by mail, the questionnaire should be completed by the prospective student and must be returned as soon as possible. If applying online, PART II must be filled out by the prospective student and submitted as soon as possible, and before the deadline- as the website will be shut down and will not be accessible.
Submit Recommendation (Forms 4-7) & Transcript Forms (Form 8)
There are four recommendation forms which should be forwarded to the appropriate person. When applying online these forms may be filled out and submitted on line for an additional fee. Directions may be found in the application. The forms can also be downloaded from our website and forward by mail and returned by the cutoff date. The Transcript form should be given to the candidates current school so transcripts can be sent to Delbarton School. Recommendation forms may also be submitted on-line by clicking here.
Examination, Interview & "A Day at Delbarton"
During each of the three Saturday morning entrance examinations, we hold an information program for parents to hear from members of our Delbarton community and to ask questions about our School. On our Saturday morning interview days, students and parents are encouraged to take a campus tour conducted by a student tour guide. Finally, candidates may spend a day at Delbarton School attending classes with a Student School Host. This can be arranged by contacting the Admissions Office.