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, in any given order, the following three steps:

  1. The Delbarton electronic application by November 20th (administered through the online service InfoSnap)
  2. The Delbarton school interview (offered at campus on Saturday mornings from September to early January)
  3. The Delbarton entrance examination (available at campus on October 10th, November 7th, and December 5th)
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.

Getting Started—It’s Easy…

Simply click the Apply Online! button to the right of this page to begin your application for admission.

Once you have completed the Online Application Part I, you will be asked for credit card information to pay the $65 application fee.

Once you have paid and submitted Online Application Part I, you will be registered for the entrance examination date you selected and a letter will be sent to you indicating the date and time of the required interview with the candidate and his parents.

Examination, Interview & "A Day at Delbarton"
During each of the three Saturday morning entrance examinations, we hold an information program for parents from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in our Fine Arts Center to hear from members of our Delbarton community and to ask questions about our School. 

On our Saturday mornings when we conduct interviews and the applicants participate in a group learning experience, students and parents are encouraged to take a campus tour conducted by a representative of our student Tour Guides program.

Finally, candidates may spend a day at Delbarton School attending classes with a representative of our student School Hosts program. This can be arranged by contacting the Admissions Office. Because openings fill up quickly, we advise requests be made early in the fall.

What Do Our Students Have in Common?

Open minds, the desire to achieve alongside their Delbarton brothers, and a genuine respect for one another.