Program of Studies


Delbarton offers a wide range of courses designed to give the student a comprehensive and in-depth background in the liberal arts in preparation for his college years. Most courses are required; some electives are offered in the eleventh and twelfth grades.

The requirements for graduation are: four years of English, Mathematics, and Physical Education/Health; three years of History (World and American History); three years of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics); three years of a single foreign language; five terms of Fine Arts and Music (three at an advanced level); two terms of Theology each year for four years; two terms of Computer Science; one term of Rhetoric and Persuasion and one term of Leadership.

Students are required to take five full-year (three-term) courses each year. In the junior and senior years, students may choose electives to complete the five-course-per-year requirement necessary for graduation. Graduation depends upon successful completion of all the above requirements.

In the Middle School, a student is required to complete successfully: two years of English, Mathematics, World Language, Science, Humanities, and Physical Education/Health; one term each of Computer Science, Music and Art; and two terms each year of Theology. Movement into the Upper School depends upon the successful completion of all of these requirements.

The Program of Studies (course catalogue) is for informational purposes only. By listing a course, Delbarton School does not guarantee that the course will be offered each year. No agent of the school is authorized to guarantee admission to a particular course, or guarantee that a student will have a particular teacher, or guarantee that a student will take a course in a particular term. Delbarton School reserves the right to cancel any course or change faculty. It also reserves the right to change policies stated in the Program of Studies.