Although we have many day students, living on campus adds an extra dimension to the Delphian Program. Our boarding students form the core of the Delphian community, gaining independence as they learn cooperation, putting knowledge gained in the classroom to immediate use, and increasing their responsibility for themselves and others. In a boarding environment, there is always someone nearby to help, no matter what problem a student faces. In our close, supportive community, lifelong friendships are made. And despite the distance factor, we repeatedly hear from parents of boarding students and the students themselves that their parent-child relationship actually grew stronger and closer during the student’s time at Delphian.
In 2003, the Art and Science Group conducted a nationwide survey of over 2,700 high school students and adults regarding their experiences in high school and their lives since. The survey found that, compared to day students, boarding students:
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