Procedures and FAQ’s


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 [email protected]. 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. You are also welcome to register for an Open House, typically held 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 enrollment site by emailing the Admissions Director at [email protected]. Instructions will be sent on how to log in so you can apply and submit the necessary enrollment forms.

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 the applicant’s current or previous teachers (waived for preschool and kindergarten applicants)
5. $50 application fee

The fall 2023 application deadline is January 31, 2023.

4. Student Visit, Interview, and Testing

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten:
Pre-k 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.

First – Third Grade:
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 the information needed to determine the appropriate placement for that child. Visits are from 8:15 – 3:00.

Fourth – Eighth:
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 – 3:00.

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 by early March. Admissions decisions are given by March 10, and parents must inform the school by March 24 of their decision, submit a non-refundable deposit of $500, and sign a contract at that time. Delphi keeps a wait list once a classroom is full. Spaces occasionally do open up throughout the year.


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!

Tuition and Financial Aid

Click here to view our current term.

A limited amount of financial aid is available for second graders and above. All financial aid applications must be done through the FAST link below.


Visiting our campus in Milton is the best way to get to know us. We encourage you to set up a tour of the school on a weekday so you can observe classes in session.


School hours are 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Children may be dropped off at 8:15 AM and picked up between 4:00 and 5:00 PM. Preschool parents also have the option of having their child’s school day end at 3:00 PM.

A Before-School program is offered as early as 7:30 AM for a fee of $5 per child for each day of use.

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept students starting at 4 years old, provided they are fully potty-trained. Students may enroll at any time throughout the school year, space permitting. Delphi students advance based on demonstrated competence rather than by age or number of months spent at one level. Arriving students are given thorough diagnostic tests and interviews, from which a complete academic program is designed. Students move through these programs as rapidly as they are learning and demonstrating competence.

For more specifics, go to Procedures.

We do not have a program that isolates gifted students from others. However, the Delphi approach is particularly well-suited to the brighter child because it allows students to advance as rapidly as they are learning and demonstrating competence.

Delphi Academy accepts children as young as 4 years old if they are ready to enter a Pre-K setting. This is determined by the parents and admissions. The child must be fully toilet trained.

L. Ron Hubbard was an American philosopher and educator who extensively researched the field of learning and identified barriers to study that individuals face when trying to learn something new. More importantly, he developed methods to overcome these barriers that any person can apply. Mr. Hubbard’s written works on education and child development are applied within the school’s program and are directly related to our success in helping students and families.

No. Delphi Academy is an independent, non-sectarian school open to all religious faiths.

Many people are familiar with Mr. Hubbard as an author and founder of the religion of Scientology; thus, this question is common. The school’s policy is one of respect for the religious beliefs of others, and nothing of a religious nature is required of students or families or part of our curriculum.

We do not provide special services for children with serious problems but have found that students are often mislabeled as having “behavioral problems” or “disabled.” For some of these children, our basic teaching method and study techniques are all that is required to get the student back on track.

We evaluate each student on an individual basis after we have given academic assessments, a review of previous school records, and at least one interview. Based on the results of those activities, assuming the student is not seriously behind academically, he or she would be considered for enrollment.

We see parent involvement as critical. In our close-knit, family-oriented community, we end up developing strong bonds with our students, and this relationship extends to the whole family. In a sense, you have invited the school into your family, and we are aware of the trust and partnership that implies. Your active participation with the school in your child’s education is more than important. We view it as essential.

We do have a limited amount of financial aid available for our school year program. All financial aid applications must be done through the FAST link below.


Since financial aid is funded from the school’s operating revenue, the number and amount of aid available is limited. Because the school’s resources and the needs of our families change from year to year, we request that families send updated financial information each year.

All of our teachers have advanced degrees. They also have been trained in the study and teaching methods practiced at Delphi Academy. They are also required to be thoroughly familiar with the entire array of Delphi curriculum, including demonstrating competence in the Heron Basics™ Program.