The summer program The Delphian School’s summer program balances academic basics and a wide variety of elective offerings with varied and challenging outdoor activities and cultural experiences.
Over 250 courses and classes are offered each summer. Students can get ahead or brush up in specific school subjects and, most importantly, they are introduced to the uniquely effective study methods used at the school. In one summer at Delphi, a young person can learn how to study any subject – a skill that will last a lifetime. Balancing our comprehensive academic program is a wide variety of fun and age-appropriate activities including instrumental music, arts and sports. Camping, rafting and beach trips, sightseeing and other weekend adventures are additional highlights of the summer program that take full advantage of Oregon’s beautiful summer climate and the cultural and scenic riches of the Pacific Northwest. Students come to Delphi from all across the United States, from Japan, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Germany, Canada, Austria, and other countries. Summer at Delphi is always an international experience. “We cannot say enough great things about Delphi's ™ program. They use many different tools so the students really understand what they are learning. Attending the summer camp program in Oregon literally changed our daughter's life.” – PARENT
Founded in 1976, Delphian School is a boarding and day school that offers summer, fall and English-as-a-Second Language programs for students from around the world. Located in the foothills of Oregon’s Coastal Range, the campus covers 800 acres of hills, forests and meadows that support a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities. At Delphi, each student receives an academic program based on age, interests, individual strengths, and weaknesses. Help or guidance is always available, but so is challenge. We want students to stretch, to grow, to reach higher and further. Delphi faculty includes 51 full and part-time teachers and 46 additional staff who instruct, provide dorm supervision, coach and act as advisors to individual students. Faculty have a broad range of practical and professional experience and, in addition to their academic degrees, have been trained in the study methods of L. Ron Hubbard that are used at the school. Delphian School is a member of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), an Accredited Member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS), and an accredited member school of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). Delphian School is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
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Campus Life A Personal Approach All boarding students enrolling in the Elementary and Middle Schools have Personal Teachers. These are faculty or staff who give children the care their age requires. Personal Teachers typically eat most meals with their students, oversee their schedules, visit with them in the evenings and spend time together on weekends. Personal Teachers maintain direct communication with the parents concerning the child's growth and development while at the school. Similarly, Upper School students have Faculty Advisors. These are faculty or staff who provide adult friendship and guidance to help older students in a variety of ways. This may include a trip into town for supplies, assistance in making travel arrangements, or a good, heart-to-heart conversation.
Dorm Life Student dormitories are located in the main building and in a dormitory building overlooking the beautiful Willamette Valley. Living quarters vary from small single rooms to large rooms for as many as six. Students may bring decorative items for their rooms. There is a free laundromat on campus. Each dorm has an Upper School student who serves as a dorm captain, and faculty members and their families also reside in the buildings. A staff member acting as a medical liaison also resides on campus. Doctors are on call in the nearby town of McMinnville; the nearest hospital is 30 minutes away.
Spacious dining facilities overlook the oak and fir forest to the north of the main building. The nutritious food is plentiful, and locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables are often on the menu.
Recreational Facilities Delphiâ€™s 800 acres of rolling hills, meadows, forest and farmlands provide an excellent resource for summer recreation. Athletic facilities include a large gymnasium which houses basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts, and a weight-lifting and gymnastics room. Outdoor facilities include a stable with riding horses, an arena, and miles of riding trails. There are baseball and softball diamonds, a soccer field, a running track, four lighted tennis courts, and a playground for younger children. Swimming takes place on trips to the ocean, local lakes, and in nearby community swimming pools. There is a student lounge, and a recreation room with a pinball machine, pool table, ping pong, foosball, and air hockey tables. There is also a well-stocked snack bar and a student store.
Computer Facilities Our computer facilities include a state-of-the-art audio-visual lab and a computer sciences lab. Wireless Internet access is available on over one hundred computers in selected areas of the school, and in classrooms and labs.
A Unique APPROACH TO learning How students are taught is what makes Delphi truly unique. Students work independently in a structured courseroom while their teachers supervise and advise — guiding, providing resources when asked and giving a push when needed. Key to making this work is a step-by-step study guide called a checksheet designed to bring a student into useful understanding of a specific subject. Drawings, clay models and laboratory or real life applications are used continuously as the student learns, balancing understanding with function.
Personal Academic Program Students are not all the same and don’t all arrive at Delphi on the same footing. Each summer student is given diagnostic testing from which a program based on interests, strengths and any weakness is designed. Teachers work closely with their students, keeping track of daily progress and ensuring they are having fun while learning. A high level of personal attention is not just an abstract idea at Delphi. It is a central, practical theme.
Learning to Study Our basic assumptions are that within every individual is an innate desire to learn and know more, that the process of learning is inherently a pleasurable experience, and that the only reason a student feels otherwise is because there is something not understood. That something can be a word, it can be a concept or action, or it can just be, “How does this apply to me?” American writer and educator, L. Ron Hubbard, recognized these pitfalls and identified some basic barriers to understanding. To help overcome these barriers and ensure a student could truly put his or her education to use, Mr. Hubbard developed a technology of study. Because Study Technology provides simple but powerful tools by which any subject can be fully understood, every student who comes to Delphi begins by getting a firm grounding in it.* Through its use, the world of knowledge becomes fully accessible, and a young person with abilities and interests discovers his unlimited potential for success. *Some ESL students may first be given a program to improve their English skills.
Subject offerings Elementary & Middle School Mathematics & Science Arithmetic Mathematics Measurements Geometry Chemistry Earth Weather Electricity Simple Machines Energy Air and Light Engines Plants Microscopes Animal Kingdom Dinosaurs Fish and Birds Mammals Insects & Reptiles Dissecting Anatomy & Physiology Circulatory System Towns & Cities Basic First Aid Health and Nutrition Drug Education Magic
Language Arts Grammar English Skills Creative Writing Communication Skills Spelling Handwriting Literature
Art & Music Art History Art Drama Crafts Ceramics Needlepoint Instrumental Music
Humanities Maps Geography World History How To Study Research Skills Personal Ethics Manners*
Upper School Mathematics & Science The Metric System Arithmetic Algebra* Geometry Trigonometry* Computer Programming Chemistry Solar Energy Wind Energy Electromagnetism Electricity* Genetics* Cell Biology* Dissecting Circulatory System Anatomy & Physiology Nutrition & Exercise Drug Education Basic First Aid
Art & Music Instrumental Music Painting Drawing Ceramics Photography Drama Audio/Visual
Humanities World Geography* American History World History* Economics Conflict and Ideas* People and Ideas Personal Ethics Philosophy of Education* Basics of Organization Logic* Manners
Language Arts English Grammar Composition Creative Writing Public Speaking* Communication Skills
Sports & Camps
(This is a partial listing of courses) *These courses have prerequisites.
Afternoons at Delphi are packed with fun activities. Delphi also offers four intensive afternoon camps which replace afternoon activities at various times during the summer session. See the Summer Activities Calendar for dates. Horseback Riding Volleyball Softball Swimming
Basketball Aerobics Tennis Soccer
Bowling Flag Football Archery **Upper School and Middle School students age 12 and above only.
Yoga*** Horse Camp Soccer Camp** ***Upper School students only.
Tennis Camp** Volleyball Camp** Film Camp*** Minimum enrollments needed for some non-academic classes.
Daily & Weekend schedules Weekdays In the Upper School, weekday mornings and early afternoons are devoted to academic study. Afternoons are for a wide variety of sports including swimming, horseback riding and elective classes such as ceramics and computer programming. For example, an Upper School student might work on algebra in the morning, spend the afternoon practicing piano, playing soccer or horseback riding on Delphi’s forested trails. Middle and Elementary School students spend their mornings and late afternoons on academic subjects. Their afternoon activities include art, crafts, science projects, music, horseback riding, swimming, bowling, computers and a wide variety of sports. Evenings are reserved for group activities such as a soccer game, dodgeball or other games in the gym. All students age ten and older participate in the school’s service program known as Student Services. The program gives students the opportunity to contribute to the operation and maintenance of the school for 45 mintues a day in order to gain a greater responsibility for their environment.
Weekends The pace changes dramatically on summer weekends when students embark on a variety of exciting off-campus and on-campus adventures. Highlights of Delphi’s summer program are the weekend trips that can include camping, white-water rafting, canoeing, sightseeing and shopping. For example, Middle School students could go on a canoe trip and participate in a challenging scavenger hunt. They might take a trip to Seattle that could include going to a water park or the zoo. Upper School students might get to experience the thrills of white-water rafting, go camping or ride across the Oregon Sand Dunes in dune buggies driven by experienced guides. Visit www.SummerAtDelphi.org/weekends to see all the weekend adventures planned for this year.
Delphi’s activities calendar lists the trips and special events planned each summer.
what to bring Clothing
(Plan on warm days and occasional cool evenings) ■ Shorts ■ Jeans or slacks ■ Blouses, shirts ■ Underwear ■ Warm, waterproof jacket for camping ■ Tennis shoes and sturdy shoes or hiking boots ■ Bathrobe, pajamas and slippers ■ Two bathing suits ■ Water shoes or strap-on sandals to wear in creeks and on rafting trips (required for rafting trips) ■ Sweatshirts and sweaters for evenings
■ Towels and washcloths (at least two of each) plus a beach towel ■ Pop-up or folding laundry basket ■ Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, nail clippers, etc. ■ Laundry detergent ■ Laundry marker to mark all clothing and personal belongings ■ Stationery and plenty of stamps ■ Duffle bag (for weekend trips) ■ Wristwatch
For Your Room
■ Bed Linens (sheets), blankets and pillow ■ Alarm clock/clock radio ■ Suitcase or footlocker (that locks to secure valuables) ■ Mirror and decorative items ■ Small fan
■ Paper, pens, pencils and notebooks ■ Your language/English dictionary (for ESL students)
Camping Gear ■ Sleeping bag (required) ■ Backpack (soft pack style) ■ Flashlight
■ Musical instrument ■ Address book ■ Softball mitt ■ Tennis/Racquetball racquet and balls ■ Kite ■ Camera ■ Sunglasses
Visit www.SummerAtDelphi.org/summeritems to see what can be purchased on campus at the camp store.
Delphian School • 20950 SW Rock Creek Road • Sheridan, OR 97378 1-800-626-6610 • 503-843-3521 • Fax (503) 843-4158 • www.SummerAtDelphi.org
THE PURPOSE of Delphiâ€™s summer program is to challenge young people in and out of the classroom and help them discover that
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