Elementary school student studying in classroom

In the Elementary School we take the time to understand. 

During their Elementary School years, students develop educational skills and habits that will stay with them for life. It is also during this early period that their educational foundation in reading, writing and mathematics is laid. Our Elementary School curriculum focuses on these basics, while immersing students in the arts, physical and social sciences and foreign language. We have found that Elementary students love learning from hands-on projects, so we provide many such opportunities. 

Elementary School students in costume giving geography presentations

academic Program

The foundation of our Elementary School curriculum is quantity—of reading, writing, arithmetic calculations and opportunities to relate what they're learning in the classroom to other areas of their lives. Students are given the guidance and help they need to take charge of their education, and are expected to participate in designing a fun and rewarding educational program for themselves.

Our caring teachers are constantly looking for ways they can help our students become more independent and responsible for their lives.

Each day students spend time reading, learning math, studying elective courses, practicing their writing and communication skills, learning a second language, participating in fitness activities and working together on projects and in clubs. 

" The teachers are positive, loving, extremely creative and confident in their ability to connect with children."

a.k. Parent

Two Elementary students studying a map in the classroom

Reading Program

Students complete an extensive reading program in the Elementary School, reading books of increasing difficulty chosen from regularly updated lists which include fiction, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies and non-fiction.

The reading program is designed to foster a lifelong love of reading, inspiring and empowering students to learn on their own. 

There are over 100 required books at the Elementary School level which encourage students to find the joy in reading, to discuss and recommend books with peers, and to share their ideas about books with their teachers. 

By reading across multiple different genres and subjects, Elementary Students gain so much more than a quickly expanding vocabulary.  They gain an increased knowledge of the world around them and a growing understanding and empathy for others. 

Middle school students doing a physics experiment in the Delphian gym

practical Program

Throughout their Elementary School program, students  work on a variety of projects -  independent, instructor-led and peer groups - which connect them to their environment, expand their views,  and bring their education to life.

Projects encourage teamwork and research, and provide numerous opportunities for students to put their knowledge and understanding of how the world works to the test. 

Students will participate in  projects such as collecting for a food drive, toy drive or other charitable activity; using woodworking and math skills to build a birdhouse; holding a job either through our student leadership program or at home; reading aloud to younger students over a period of time; creating a science fair project, and more.

Our teachers, called academic supervisors, are the expert guides, always there to assist, support and encourage our students through each level of our program.

our approach

Where To Start?

All students arriving at Delphian start on an entry program which is customized to fill in any gaps that may exist from their previous studies. 

Elementary school Age RANGE

Students begin in the Elementary School around age 9 and graduate into the Middle School around age 11.  


Quick Facts


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of our students receive genuine interest and respect from our faculty. 


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