A Delphi Education
Delphi students thrive in a dynamic learning environment, becoming competent, confident learners who maintain a true joy for learning.
The Delphi Program
Active. Engaging. Personal. Creative. Relevant.
- Every Day: Academics and Physical Education
- Every Week: Performing and/or Visual Arts
- Every Week in Levels K-3: Field Trip
- Twice per Month in Levels 4-8: Field Trips / Guest Speakers / Workshops
- Competitive Sports Teams: Volleyball and Basketball
- Early Drop-off and After School Care: Yes
Talk to a student graduating from Delphi Academy and you’ll hear common refrains: the personalized nature of the program, the encouragement and guidance they received from every teacher, and the confidence they feel having mastered both study and organizational skills that will help them learn anything they seek to know in the future.
Building a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Our philosophy of education is simple.
A Student-Centered Approach
As they continue through the Delphi Program, students become familiar with many different approaches to learning and are encouraged to find answers for themselves. For example, we expect them to conduct a science experiment, not just watch a teacher do it and take notes. We bring experts into the classroom and take students on field trips to interact with professionals and to ask questions. Delphi students learn by doing: visiting, talking to experts, asking questions, experimenting, drawing, testing and designing – not just by reading textbooks.
Students work on social skills and soft skills, too: getting along with others, collaborating, sharing, communicating well, and managing relationships with others. Additionally, we orient new learners to the Delphi culture of doing one's best, treating others well, learning to set goals and striving to achieve those goals with self-determination.
Involving Parents. Empowering Students.
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Seat Time vs. Engaged Learning
The Delphi Program avoids these pitfalls by making learning the constant and time the variable. In other words, we ask each learner to demonstrate mastery of a topic before they move on to the next one -- thus avoiding any educational holes that will cause a student to stumble on higher materials. As a result, quick learners can fly ahead but when they hit a subject of greater challenge they can slow down and take the time to truly understand and master the topic.
How does this work in the classroom?
A Natural Way to Learn
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Learning How to Learn
The Right Attitude
Somewhere along the line every learner faces a challenge or confusion in a particular topic. Having great study skills helps. A teacher that is available to each individual and easy to talk to is also very helpful. Delphi teachers seek to nurture each learner's resilience and persistence, fostering a willingness to work hard, rise to challenges and realize, "OK, I know I can get this; I just haven't gotten it yet."
Meeting High Standards
Preparing for the Future
A Technology of Study
Study Technology is both a learning and a teaching method that helps students and teachers alike identify barriers to understanding and tackle difficulties in study. It is not a set of study tips or memory tricks, but is an understanding of the learning process itself. This simple yet precise set of tools helps a student spot study challenges and effectively turn those difficulties around.
The basic concepts of Study Technology have been incorporated throughout the Delphi curriculum, in the aim for mastery, the arrangement of the classroom, the role of the teacher, the personal attention given to learners and the positive attitude towards learning.
How did Study Technology Begin?
In the 1960’s, he saw that declining educational standards were having a profound effect on the learning abilities of people from all walks of life. His investigation of this decline and subsequent research into the learning process led to the development of a unique and effective approach to learning – Study Technology. As such, the school owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hubbard. His secular writings on education, ethics and organization inspired the school’s mission and educational philosophy.