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Travel Dates 2019-2020


2019-2020 School Year

Sept 2, 2019 Students arrive for fall term
Sept 3, 2019 Orientation Day for students and parents
Sept 4, 2019 First Day of Fall Term Classes
Dec 14, 2019 Depart for Winter Break
Jan 6, 2020 Students return from Winter Break
Jan 7, 2020 Classes resume
Mar 20, 2020 Depart for Spring Break
Mar 30, 2020 Students return from Spring Break
Mar 31, 2020 Classes resume
May 29-31, 2020


Parents Weekend (students may depart with family)


June 1, 2020 Students depart*



*Important Note: Students with visiting parents should depart on Sunday after Commencement. Students whose parents are not visiting for Parents Weekend should depart on the Monday following Commencement.


Summer 2020 Session 1

June 28, 2020 - July 12, 2020

June 22, 2020 Summer Interns Arrive
June 28, 2020 Students Arrive 
June 29, 2020 Student Orientation Day 
June 30, 2020

First Day Of Summer Classes 

July 17, 2020

Last Day Of Summer Classes

July 18, 2020

Summer Students Depart 










Summer 2020 Session 2

July 20, 2020 - August 7, 2020

July 20, 2020 Students arrive
July 21, 2020 Student Orientation Day
July 22, 2020 First Day Of Summer Classes
August 6, 2020

Last Day Of Summer Classes

August 7, 2020

Summer Students Depart

August 8, 2020

Summer Interns Depart










Submit Student Travel Information

Fill Out the Student Travel Form Below

The last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 13th, 2019. Departure day is Saturday, December 14th. 

Arrival day after the break is Monday, January 6th, 2020. School starts again at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 7th. 

  • IMPORTANT: Our free shuttle service accommodates students departing for winter break on Saturday, December 14th until 7:00pm and arriving back on Monday, January 6th until 7:00pm.

  • Local students may arrive Tuesday, January 7th to resume school starting at 8:30am. Our McMinnville bus service will be operating as usual.

About the Transportation Form – Whether your child will be using our free Portland Airport/Amtrak shuttle service or will be departing or arriving in another way, please complete the Transportation Form below before December 1st. 

Please note: Parents may need to make arrangements for a private towncar service for flights or trains outside of our shuttle windows. Portland International Airport (PDX) is 75 miles from Delphian, and with traffic this often means a more than two-hour drive. Because of this, private services can be expensive. 

Good communication between parents and Delphian is important. Feel free to communicate about any questions or problems directly with our Student Transportation Manager, James Horton, at 503-843-5846 or

A Note About Portland International Airport: Shuttle travel time between PDX and Delphian is a minimum of 1 ½  hours each way. Adding time for customs (if international) and the likely event of waiting for other participants to arrive/depart, you can count on a long day of travel for your child.

Parents Weekend RSVP

Parents Weekend RSVP

We hope you will join us for Parents Weekend 2020 as we celebrate the end of the 2019-20 school year and the commencement of the Class of 2020.

Parents Weekend Agenda (coming soon)

Click here for a list of recommended places to stay during your visit.

Please fill out the below RSVP form to let us know if you will be able to attend Parents Weekend, May 29-31, 2020.

Visiting Delphian



Click here for a list of recommended places to stay in the area.


Delphian School is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, fifty miles southwest of Portland. We are thirty minutes west of Oregon's capital city of Salem and a forty-five minute drive from the scenic Oregon coast.


For those wishing to sight-see while visiting Delphian School, the nearby city of McMinnville has a bustling downtown district with many restaurants, galleries and shops. The Willamette Valley is Oregon's leading wine region and is home to more than 200 wineries. Those visiting Oregon for the first time might also be interested in a drive through the scenic Columbia River Gorge with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens.


Driving Directions


From Portland International Airport

Take Airport Drive to Interstate 205. Take 205 South and follow to Highway 84 West exit (towards Portland). Continue to Interstate 5 South (towards Salem), taking you through Portland. Continue south through Portland to Route 99W, 99W southwest to just before McMinnville, and follow Highway 18 toward Sheridan. Exit at Business Route 18 through Sheridan to Rock Creek Road, right up Rock Creek Road one mile to the school's front gate.

From California

Take Interstate 5 north on the inland route through the Siskiyou Range and Willamette Valley to Salem, then take Highway 22 west to Willamina, then follow Business Route 18 three miles north (through the town of Willamina) to Rock Creek Road, turn left up Rock Creek Road one mile to the school's front gate.

From the Oregon Coast

If you are coming from the Oregon Coast, take Highway 101 north along the California and Oregon coasts to Lincoln City, then Highway 18 east to the Willamina exit; then follow Business Route 18 (through the town of Willamina) three miles to Rock Creek Road, turn left up Rock Creek Road one mile to the school's front gate.

From Washington

Take Interstate 5 south past Portland to Route 99W (also marked Tigard exit), 99W southwest to just before McMinnville, and follow Highway 18 toward Sheridan. Exit at Business Route 18 through Sheridan to Rock Creek Road, right up Rock Creek Road one mile to the school's front gate.

General Information

Ski Trip Payments

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Support Delphian

For the past 40 years, Delphian's continued expansion has been assisted by gifts of all sizes from families around the globe. We feel honored to have been able to work in a united effort with so many wonderful and generous supporters. Just as your children receive the benefits of past donations, your gifts today will enhance the opportunities for future Delphian students. The most important investment we can make is in our children.

There are four main ways to contribute to Delphian School:

1. Delphian Annual Fund

This form of financial support gives flexibility and added strength to the school’s operating budget to undertake projects that might otherwise not be possible.

2. Capital Campaign

A capital fund is designed to raise a specific sum of money over several years to meet the varied asset-building needs of the organization. These funds go toward large projects, such as the construction of new buildings, major renovations in current buildings and substantial upgrades to the grounds.

3. Special Projects

If you wish to donate above and beyond the yearly annual fund gift or capital campaign, or donate to a specific area of the school, such as the media lab, our scholarship and financial aid fund or other future facilities, please contact the Development Office.

4. More ways you can help

Our Development Office welcomes your donations to specific projects and/or funds. Please contact us to discuss your preferred method of support.

Volunteers at Delphian help in athletics, arts programs, assist on school trips, appear as guest speakers and join our local parent association. If you would like to contribute your time or expertise, please contact us to find out about current volunteer opportunities.

Click here to make a donation.

Financial Aid for Current Families

We know most every family faces some level of challenge in affording a private school education for their child. Delphian School works with all qualified families to help them find the best options for affording a Delphian education, regardless of their financial resources.

Re-Enrolling families who are concerned that Delphian may be beyond their means for the upcoming school year are encouraged to explore the school’s financial aid and contract options with the help of the Re-Enrollment Office. Please contact April Ott at 503-843-3521 or via email at

In recent years, Delphian School awarded over $1,000,000 in financial aid to qualified families. When awarding financial aid, the school considers the family’s demonstrated need; the difference between what the family can reasonably be expected to pay and the cost of tuition constitutes this need.

Families wishing to be considered for financial aid are required to submit an application through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). Parents will be required to submit their most recent tax information as part of this process. All financial aid applications are reviewed by the school's Financial Aid Committee, whose aim is to ensure that each family's financial contribution toward tuition, room, and board is both a feasible and equitable contribution.

As a supplement to any financial aid awarded by the school, parents who are not able to cover the entire cost of tuition, room and board for their child can utilize the services of various financial institutions that specialize in lending to families for secondary school programs. Your Tuition Solution and Prepgate are two such institutions. Please visit their websites to determine if their services will be of help to you.

Re-Enrolling Student Financial Aid Applications are due by February 15th each year. Click here to apply for financial aid for the next school year.

(New families click here for information on new student financial aid applications.)