Life at Delbarton


The Delbarton student body comes from over 8 counties and 60 towns, representing a variety of talents and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to grow through challenge, to take risks by broadening their capacities of body, mind, and spirit. Each boy is expected to assume responsibility for gaining both knowledge and judgment, which will strengthen his faith, his participation in the life of the School, and his contribution to the broader society. In short, while Delbarton students receive much from our school, they are also expected to give much.

We are brothers from different mothers


The Delbarton School motto Succisa Virescit* is translated "Cut down, it grows up strong again" and was chosen to convey the value and importance of perseverance. Succisa Virescit is also the ancient motto of Montecassino, celebrated monastery where St. Benedict wrote his Rule. This venerable abbey, destroyed by the Lombards in 580, rebuilt by Abbot Petronaux and destroyed again by the Saracens in 884, has a constant history of destruction even up to our own time when it was obliterated by the Allies in World War II . "Sue chee sa Vir esh it!"