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Headmaster's Welcome

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Welcome to Delbarton!

Delbarton is an independent, Benedictine, Catholic college preparatory school for 650 young men in grades 7-12. Led by the monks of St. Mary’s Abbey and their lay colleagues, Delbarton is guided by the Benedictine monastic tradition of a transformative liberal arts education.

The School attracts academically strong boys of good character who have a capacity for further growth and are willing to commit and contribute to our unique community.  Faculty members encourage every student put in the work, to seek truth, and to become men who walk humbly in their achievements.

We lead through service. We understand the deep power of connection and brotherhood, and we welcome all with Benedictine hospitality. While Delbarton offers much, the School also seeks young men who are willing to give much. We invite you to explore all that Delbarton has to offer.

Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB


Delbarton School, an independent Roman Catholic learning community guided by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey with their lay colleagues, welcomes diverse young men and challenges them to pursue excellence, to build character, and to develop leadership through service, by educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit.


  • That God works with us and through us.
  • That God invites us into a deeper relationship with Him.
  • That God calls us into this community.
  • That through community, character and integrity are forged.
  • In moving away from self toward others.
  • In using our gifts and talents in the service of others.
  • In the importance of conversation as a means to growth.
  • In the power of love to help us realize our God-given potential.
  • In the importance of seeking truth, beauty, and goodness.
  • In a community where all members are respected and where we celebrate the accomplishments of one another.
  • In the strength of Brotherhood.
  • In Succisa Virescit: “Once cut down, one will grow back stronger.”
  • That here, we belong.
Hallmarks of a Benedictine School


These hallmarks, together with Delbarton’s Mission Statement, Belief Statements, and Philosophy and Objectives, lay out the essentials of Delbarton’s identity and mission.


A Report of the Visiting Team for Accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


Delbarton School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

our history

Learn about the history of Delbarton School, written by Fr. Benet W. Caffrey, O.S.B.