Dr. David Donovan Dean of Admissions

Welcome and thank you for considering Delbarton School!  If you are visiting our campus for an admission event this year, please remember to check in at the front desk in Trinity Hall and wear a mask when indoors. 

Delbarton is a Benedictine Catholic independent school grades 7-12 with a mission to educate diverse young men for excellence.  

Selecting a school is a significant life decision.  But we are confident that after researching the comparative strengths of your educational options, you will soon discover the Delbarton difference.

Ask yourself

Which school resonates with my deepest-held values and will give flight to my unique interests and abilities?

What type of academic, social, and extracurricular environment can best form and fortify me in body, mind, and spirit?

DELBARTON ATTRACTS STUDENTS OF DIVERSE TALEnts AND experiences.  THIS COMBINATION IS POWERFUL when joined to a setting of belonging. IT creates a dynamic environment enabling YOUNG MEN to take risks, grow, lead, and ultimately achieve inside and beyond the classroom walls.

A proven college-preparatory curriculum, 200-acre campus, and exceptional faculty and facilities make Delbarton a special place, an opportunity playground for young men to explore themselves and their world.  And although they hail from 12 counties and 120 towns throughout New Jersey, every Delbarton student is alike in one core respect: they value and relish their community of brotherhood.  

Our Admissions Team, therefore, looks for young men who crave this type of engaging community experience for themselves.  So the goal of the admissions process is simple really: to facilitate Delbarton and its applicant families to learn more about one another. 

Please feel free to review our admissions and financial aid literature, explore why an all-boys education thrives as an educational preference for families around the world, and contact us if you need any assistance at all.

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about who we are and what we do at Delbarton! 

A Warm Welcome,

Dr. David Donovan signature

Dr. David Donovan
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


explore student life