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1. Requesting Information

For more information on Delphi Academy, you can submit an inquiry form HERE. You may also directly contact our Admissions Director, Trista Marquez, at 617-333-9610 or send her an e-mail at info@delphiboston.org. She will be happy to answer your questions.

2. Touring The School

The best way to learn more about Delphi is to tour the school. This parent visit gives you the first-hand information you need to determine if the school is the right fit for your family. These tours, usually in the morning, take approximately an hour, and we prefer that both parents or guardians attend, when possible. Once you have toured, you will be in a good position to decide whether or not you wish to apply. We also hold an Open House in the fall, winter and spring.

3. Applying To Delphi

Delphi Academy offers rolling admissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Once you have taken a tour of the school and would like to move forward with the enrollment process, you can request a username for our application site by emailing the Admissions Director at info@delphiboston.org. Instructions will be sent on how to login, where you can then apply and monitor your child’s application process.

Once you have submitted an application, a visiting day will be scheduled for your child. The Admissions Director will explain in detail what is needed for that day and what to expect.

The following is a checklist of items needed before your child visits:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Most recent report card or progress report (if applicable)
  3. Most recent achievement test scores (if applicable)
  4. Academic recommendations from applicant’s current or previous teachers (waived for preschool and kindergarten applicants)
  5. One recent photograph
  6. $50 application fee

The fall application deadline is March 6th.

4. Student Visit, Interview And Testing

Preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to spend a morning at Delphi. They will participate in the classroom activities, such as circle time, movement, playtime outdoors (weather permitting) and more.  Visits are from 8:15 – 11:30. All visitors must be fully toilet trained.

Children entering first through third grade spend a full day. During their visit, they will participate in classroom activities, including reading, mathematics, physical education, science, music and more.  The child will also be given a short interview to ascertain what he or she knows academically and what his or her interests are. This interview gives us information needed to determine the appropriate placement for that child. Visits are from 8:15 – 4:30.

Children entering fourth grade and up spend the day working within the classroom on grade-appropriate activities but are also interviewed and given an admissions test.  This visit, interview and testing, along with transcripts and teacher recommendations, determine acceptance and placement. Visits are from 8:15 – 4:30.

Delphi students enjoy having visitors in their class and are very inviting and friendly. After all, they were once visitors themselves.

5. Notifying Parents of Admissions Decisions

Delphi Academy, along with most Boston-area independent schools, notifies parents in early March.  Admissions decisions are given by March 6 and parents are asked to accept a place by April 3. Delphi keeps a wait list during the spring. Spaces occasionally do open up in the spring and summer, and during the school term as well. Parents must inform the school by April 3 of their decision and submit their contract and a non-refundable deposit of $500 at that time.

Summary

Delphi’s admissions process is designed to enable the school and the family to become well acquainted. It is important that interested families have as much information as possible about the school and that all of your questions are answered before and during the admissions process. The Admissions Director is always happy to speak with you, schedule a tour and assist you through the process.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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