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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.

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Each June, DelEX offers externships for rising seniors, connecting them with alumni and parents to explore career opportunities.

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Global Delbarton

From virtual classroom exchanges to school-sponsored international mission, language immersion and cultural trips, Delbarton encourages global citizenship.

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The Delbarton Incubator

In this yearlong course, student entrepreneurs work in teams to develop prototypes, write business and marketing plans, and bring innovative products to market.

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Square-foot library, new in 2021


Of faculty have tenures of 10+ years

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Science Laboratories


Of faculty hold advanced degrees

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Student-to-faculty ratio


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 Advisory Program foster strong, meaningful and ongoing student relationships.

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learning is Active

Students perform reenactment

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.

College Prep

The college journey begins when you enter Delbarton. Freshman families receive an introductory briefing on college admissions from our staff of four College Counselors at the midpoint of Freshman year. All students take the PSAT (Sophomore and Junior years) and PreACT (Sophomore year) at Delbarton during the school day.  They begin to meet individually with one of four College Counselors starting in their Junior year. 20 hour SAT and ACT prep workshops, taught by experienced Delbarton teachers, are provided to all interested Delbarton students at no extra cost.

College Counseling


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Of Delbarton seniors recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation


Mean SAT critical reading and math score for Class of 2021

after delbarton

Will Lee '21

Will Li ’21 was named a national Coca Cola Scholar for his academic and leadership accomplishments and is now attending Stanford. He was instrumental in producing the 2020 Delbarton Virtual Science Fair, which drew 261 projects from 22 high schools and attracted national attention.

Ted Kingsbery '05

Ted Kingsbery ’05 and his team at The Shark Group took home two 2021 international Webby Awards for their inaugural Black Entrepreneurs Day event. The livestreaming event hosted by Shark Tank star Daymond John gave away $250,000 in grants to Black-owned businesses.

Jack Schaeffer '18

Jack Schaeffer ’18 was part of a duo that won the 2021 Brown University Venture Prize for the pharmaceutical redistribution company they founded, which repurposes unused cancer medication to address healthcare disparities.