Students learn to read, write and speak Arabic...
we put in the work
the delbarton difference
At Delbarton, you’ll work hard—and you’ll know you are better for it. You’ll think. And you’ll do. And you’ll think again. Here, learning is action, and it will engage your entire being, mind, body and soul.
Our exceptional faculty dynamically blends tradition and innovation to create an inspiring college preparatory experience informed by faith and values. As a Benedictine Catholic school, Delbarton shares the longest tradition in Western education, dating back nearly 15 centuries. We are rooted in the enormous collective and inherited wisdom of our cultural past, yet firmly embrace the necessary innovations that call us to boldly engage today’s challenges.
We ask much of all who choose a Delbarton education. Excellence in teaching and learning, growing and achieving, is what makes the Delbarton Difference.
Build and program a robot with speech-processing capabilities that can successfully interact with passersby.
You’ll work in a small collaborative team, with support from your teacher, who was previously an economist and entrepreneur. This will be your semester’s work for Coding and Design Through Robotics.
Are you in?
engage and innovate
A solid, wide-ranging foundation in the liberal arts and sciences engages the intellect and empowers students to gain both knowledge and judgment. You’ll build essential understanding and ability in communication, scientific inquiry, logic, mathematics, technology, history, world languages and cultures, creative expression, theology and ethics.
The innovative, collaborative mindset and service-oriented perspective that Delbarton fosters lay the groundwork for a lifetime of entrepreneurial thinking. Exciting programs and resources encourage real-world problem solving and independent ventures that have an impact today and in the future.
Seniors in AP Macroeconomics become certified using the fully equipped Bloomberg terminal lab in Delbarton’s Ryan Crane ’95 Business Center.
Each June, DelEX offers externships for rising seniors, connecting them with alumni and parents to explore career opportunities.
This hands-on, project-based course introduces students to multiple advanced technologies and types of engineering.
From virtual classroom exchanges to school-sponsored international mission, language immersion and cultural trips, Delbarton encourages global citizenship.
In this yearlong course, student entrepreneurs work in teams to develop prototypes, write business and marketing plans, and bring innovative products to market.
Square-foot library, new in 2021
Of faculty have tenures of 10+ years
Of faculty hold advanced degrees
Benedictine monks on the faculty
There is no “back row” at Delbarton.
In both the Middle School and Upper School, all faculty members also serve as advisors, counselors and coaches. They will hold you to high standards in gaining both knowledge and judgment—and take the time to help you become your best.You will work with teachers who have served in the military and the Peace Corps, managed global trading on Wall Street, sung amateur opera in the U.S. and Europe, played Big Ten football, lived all around the world, and more.Our Deaneries, Middle School Mentors Program and Freshman-Sophomore Student Advisories foster strong, meaningful and ongoing student relationships.
learning is Active
Student-designed 3D science projects, character reenactments in history, flipped math classrooms, foreign language outings, working with visiting experts—Delbarton faculty give their all to create a cerebral playground for the serious learner.
The college journey begins when you enter Delbarton. All students take the PSAT and PreACT during the school day and begin to meet individually with one of four college counselors starting in their junior year. SAT and ACT workshops are provided at no extra cost.
Of Delbarton seniors recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Mean SAT critical reading and math score for Class of 2021