Be Guided, Be Mentored
The Guidance program at Delbarton is structured with grade-specific counselors who guide students through their academic experience and who serve as the liaison between parents and teachers.
Guidance counselors meet with students individually to oversee their academic, personal, and social development; and in small groups and by grade level to discuss issues that pertain to the grade as a whole. Counselors are aware of each student’s academic performance, co-curricular involvement, and learning style, thereby enabling the counselor to guide the student according to his individual strengths and weaknesses and to help him shape his academic future accordingly.
Grade-level teacher/guidance meetings are held at the midpoint of the fall and spring semesters. The purpose of these meetings is for teachers and guidance counselors to share information in order to provide support and assistance to the boys. Guidance counselors also facilitate communication between teachers and parents.
At Delbarton, the entire faculty actually shares in the guidance program. Our teachers, moderators, and coaches are involved in the daily lives of the boys and serve as role models, mentors, and advisors. Our collective mission is to develop young men who will become independent and responsible citizens and who will make a valuable contribution to our society.
Delbarton matches its challenging academic program with multiple tiers of academic support. From classroom teachers to resource centers and peer tutors, the Delbarton brotherhood creates a support system for all of our students.
Classroom teachers are available for extra help during two specific periods out of the school day: homeroom and lunch flex. In addition, our teachers constantly make themselves available when possible before and after school and during free periods.
Rob Flynn, M.A. LDTC, works one on one and with groups of students before, during, and after the school day. He coordinates the needs for students with educational plans and provides academic intervention to specific students when needed.
Alumni Mentor Program
Alumni teaching fellows are responsible for managing this after-school program. Open to all students, the alumni mentor program offers time management, organizational, and test preparation skills. Teaching Fellows, a post-graduate position for Delbarton alumni, are uniquely equipped to advise our students on navigating the rigors of Delbarton’s academic program.
Our two academic resource centers are open to students from 7:30-4:00 every day. Each one is staffed by a faculty member to provide a structured environment to facilitate individual tutoring, peer tutoring, and executive functioning skills. Rooms are conveniently located between the student center and the library.
The Malone Math and Science Resource Center offers all students an opportunity to improve their proficiency in mathematics while enhancing classroom success. Students who take advantage of this Resource Center discover an engaging community of peers assisted by faculty members who are committed to helping each young man achieve his academic goals.
The Stefanick Writing Resource Center encourages all students at every stage of the writing process to become confident academic writers and critical thinkers. Students find an inclusive and welcoming environment where boys from all grade levels, assisted by enthusiastic faculty members, engage in dialogue related to various writing projects across the disciplines.