School Details

Delbarton School

230 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-3231
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 7-12 550 students 7 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

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About this school

Delbarton School is a private high school in Morris Township. The principal of Delbarton School is Br. Paul Diveny, O.S.B. and can be contacted at paul@delbarton.org. 550 children attend Delbarton School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Delbarton School is 7:1. Villa Walsh Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Phenomenal school. I graduated in 2013 and without a doubt would love to send my son(s) there one day. It is a great community and I know I will always have a home there. Nothing like a Delbarton sporting event.

  • (1 year ago)

    To say that Delbarton "gets boys" is an understatement. Our son is growing from a boy to a young man academically socially and emotionally. The school is challenging and rewarding. The values instilled and expected are in line with ours; work hard play hard respect yourself (as well as others) a sense of obligation to each other and the world at large. Truly a school that honors mind body and spirit.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had two sons at Delbarton each with different experiences but each loved the school. There is a wonderful mix of students from various backgrounds with talents that range from the arts to sports to dedication to community service. The academic focus encourages the students to stretch from their comfort zone but provides enough of a spirit of nurturing that enables them to feel comfortable taking risks. There is a lovely feeling of community at the school the families truly enjoy being together whether at a music concert collecting donations for families in need decorating the school at Christmas or on the sidelines at a sporting event. Our family has truly enjoyed our years at Delbarton!

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm an alumnus who didn't realize just how good Delbarton was until I went to college and found my high school classes more challenging and better taught than those as a top ten university. Some concerns have been raised about the emphasis on sports but this is an all-male school. Having the students put their energy into the playing field is a net positive. As for money it is a private school for top tier students. Many of them are going to be wealthy. However the Catholic underpinnings of the school go a long way to making the school more realistic than other private schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    Delbarton is the ideal school for a bright hard-working boy who likes to be challenged. Yes sports are big but so are the arts and community service. You get respect for whatever you do at Delbarton as long as you try your hardest. Three of my sons graduated from Delbarton and each had a completely different experience all good. Delbarton is not for everyone and is not perfect but for the right boy it's a terrific place. The proof is that so many alumni stay connected to the school and take pride in their Delbarton connection. Highly recommended.

  • (1 year ago)

    My School is Delbarton School We have had three sons a son-in law and even a grand-son go through Delbarton. Each of these young men is different and Delbarton was able to have programs that strengthened each one in a different way. Couple of our sons have mentioned that the foundation that they had at Delbarton was even better than the most competitive colleges they graduated from. All of them refer to the fact that they could not have been prepared better. The additional programs available to them were outstanding. The ethical way each boy was handled and guided is what to this day remains with them. Our son-in law came from a totally different town and he as well has always felt so grateful that his parents were able to send him to Delbarton. As a parent we were both involved with the social programs as well as the service programs the boys and us were able to participate in. It meant more to us to join the other students and parents to work and participate with us. It was a joy to see our grandson have similar experiences as his uncles had previously. To this day we read the magazine from school and are getting ready to hopefully have our next grandson go there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Kids coming from here get into good colleges because of selection bias not because of the quality of the teachers or administration. They were already outstanding students and athletes before they ever got to Delbarton. They would have succeeded had they gone to any local public school. Many teachers are mediocre (particularly the coaches who happen to also teach ... "sorry no class today or tomorrow ... my boys have a hockey tournament..." Also if your son struggles academically getting him the help he needs is up to you.

  • (1 year ago)

    Would give the school a higher rating if everyone from the administrative leadership to the teachers parent leaders parents and students followed the Honor Code instead of paying it lip service. Teachers range from exceptional (too few of these for the money) to coaches that teach to the very mediocre. Donation money is main factor which will determine which colleges your son will be encouraged to apply to. Know of three cases where boys were told that they didn't have a chance of getting into their first choice or weren't Ivy League material and two of those boys were accepted (one at an Ivy league college) in early decision. The other was accepted to a school that was far beyond what he was encouraged to apply to. Listen to what the college couselors have to say and then you do what you think is best for your son. Jocks are allowed to behave as they wish. More bullying goes on than the school will admit to. Had I to do it over again would have either sent son to any of the many other top private schools he was accepted to or put that tuition money into his college fund. Most of the towns that Delbarton draws from have public schools that are above-average. Save your money!

  • (1 year ago)

    5 stars for academics 1 star for social culture. Academics are 2nd to none but your son needs to be strong minded and comfortable in his own skin to succeed at this school. Your son will enjoy his experience if he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth or if he is an elite athlete. If neither applies to your son he can get lost at this school. It is the type of place where administration faculty and wealthy parents of alumni organize events to give each other contrived awards and pat each other on the back for being masters of their universe. If your son can keep his eye on the prize study hard and ignore the elitist social culture he can get into a top flight college and build a foundation for a lucrative career. How do I know this? I graduated from Delbarton almost 20 years ago and will NOT be sending my two sons there. Save your money for college!

  • (2 years ago)

    The academic program is amazing and even if sport is not your thing you can still join the many well organized extra-curricular activities. The freedom given to students is just the right balance between not letting them feel trapped and not letting them stray away from the path of academic achivement

  • (3 years ago)

    e x c e l l e n t !!! EVERY ASPECT DESERVES SPECIAL COMMENDATION!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school. Kids are great and learning is cool! Sports are big but not overwhelming. Work is demanding and competitive. Most teachers are above average. There is a spirit of pride about being part of the community. If there is any doubt about the quality of the education - check out the colleges the boys go to!

  • (4 years ago)

    Delbarton with its all-male student body is not perfect. There is the same bullying and teen-male-misbehavior that is found anywhere. There is also obvious favoritism towards wealthier students and star athletes. However these complaints are insignificant compared to the fact that 95% of kids who graduate from there are given the tools to accomplish anything. I wasn't very popular in high school but still had an amazing time. Had I had money or Jack Kerouac's soul trapped in my body I can only imagine my time there would've been even better. Don't compare high schools against an ideal of perfectionism--compare them against other high schools. When you look at it this way Delbarton is a truly great place to send your kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Love the school great teachers and great facilities

  • (5 years ago)

    A good school. Its reputation takes it farther than it should go. Faculty runs the gamut from overwhelming excellence to complete incompetence. The sports program is superior..as long as you have a child that is good enough to make the 'cut.' The music program can be more democratic with participation by many levels. Beware the college counseling and seek outside advise just as you would a second opinion before any major decision. My son leaves for college prepared and ready but would he have achieved the same results with another school. I think so. This is not a school suited for the 25% to 35% child whether in academic or athletic endeavors. He will get lost and never be given guidance and/or encouragement. Forget the assertions of brotherhood it is a pecking order system.

  • (6 years ago)

    Way over-rated! We cant keep teachers or get decent ones! They only good thing about the school is college connections. Good extra circular activities but the parents need to get their own life besides trying to live their child's. Although we have an honor code haha it's a joke. Brotherhood. BS. Whatever i hated my four years there but it will get me into a good college.

  • (8 years ago)

    An excellent learning institution instills important values as well as an unsurpassed education.

  • (10 years ago)

    An amazing school. Sense of community nationally ranked sports and unbelievable college acceptance patterns rival those of even top much more expensive boarding schools. Very pretentious but with good reason.

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