Mastering the Master Plan–Phase 1
Have you heard about the Delphian Campus Master Plan? Has anyone told you how EXCITING this plan is? It has all been made possible through your continuing donations and promotion of Delphian to new families.
Phase 1 of the master plan is to upgrade our existing facilities, bringing them up to an ideal standard. This means the school will be able to service more students in better surroundings with an increased capacity for student instruction and enrichment. We will also have suites of more efficient offices, and it will all be serviced by new and improved infrastructure.
MORE STUDENTS: We are adding dorm space that will allow us to increase our student capacity from 249 to 319. That’s a 28% increase, allowing us to make the highest-quality education available to more young people. Dorms will also have remodeled, more functional common areas.
A MORE ATTRACTIVE CAMPUS: Visitors to the campus will be driving through an inviting, aesthetically landscaped campus on newly designed roads with an improved traffic flow. Approaching the updated main building at the top of the hill, they will notice new creative touches to outdoor features like the campus pathways, trail system, and athletic areas.
Just past the main entrance, a bright, more consolidated public contact area will greet our guests as they enter Reception. Beyond the Reception area, visitors will find an even more beautiful art gallery and two larger, full-service restrooms for guests. They will also be able to use a 21st century elevator!
INCREASED CAPACITY FOR INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT LIFE: Students will soon be able to use six additional music rooms, a renovated band room, and a new woodshop and maker space. They will also notice changes and upgrades in classrooms, the library, breezeway, dining room, kitchen, stairways, laundry room, chapel, Little Theater and Larson Hall (to name just a few areas.)
IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE: You probably don’t want to know all the nuts and bolts of an improved water reservoir, sewage system, heating and AC systems, and everything else that keeps the school running, but rest assured they’ll be on par with the rest of the changes.
COMPLETED PROJECTS: With very special thanks to the Duggan family for their exceptional generosity, and to the rest of our Delphian donors and supporters, the school has already completed many renovations recently. Here are some recent accomplishments:
Our biggest and most expensive project to date was to fully renovate our existing gym, a structure originally built on a shoestring budget in 1983. That facility got a top-to-bottom makeover, including a newly-constructed workout area, rock climbing wall, and indoor running track.
We fully renovated the second floor west faculty areas, including the Headmaster, Dean and student consulting offices.
Students are now appreciating full upgrades to dorm bathrooms that include a major plumbing overhaul and a beautiful new design. This project will serve many generations of students to come.
Students clapped and cheered with the opening of the new Little Theater and Recreation Room in January, just in time for the first student-run Winter Showcase of dancing and music.
Lastly, the rebuilt first floor east wing will be opened by Parents Weekend 2018. This area will house new administrative offices for the Finance, Development, Marketing, and Professional Development departments. After these staff move out of their second-floor offices, we will free up room to build new student dorms on the second floor.
So, if you haven’t been back to Delphian to see all the changes, it’s time for a visit!
THE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY 2017-2018
We would like to give a special recognition to our Leadership Society members. In celebration of the school’s founding, the Leadership Society recognizes any individual or family giving $1,976-$9,999 to any Delphian fund during the year. Leadership Society Elite recognizes $10,000 donations and above.
Leadership Society Elite
Jennifer Huang and Guangfu Cui
Jaye and Michael Curry
Gertrude and Leonard Fairbanks Foundation
Joanne and David Gentile
Melissa McPhail and Shon Holyfield
Rosy and Todd Kugler
Tim, Kathleen and Chelsea Melchior
Christine and Jared Anderson
Jennifer and Steve Anderson
Guangyuan Hu and Shan Bai
Ally and Joe Berceli-Wain
Coleen and Michael Carberry
Andria and Austin Carroll
Sunny Wang and Rick Chang
Lisa and Mike Chatelain
Joan Zhang and Alan Chen
Kori and Grant Curry
Arwen and Sky Dayton
Rosemary and Dege Didear
Christine Fang and Deyu Fan
Michelle and Ryan Kugler
Wei Wang and Zhipeng Li
Cathy Liu and Zhijian Lin
Shiri and Avi Lonstein
Xiaoying Li and Guoming Luo
Lisette Nacif and Yamil Morales
Suzan and Greg Ott
Diana and Heiko Paul
Mimi and Ron Pollack
Courtney and Patrick Ryan
Liliana and Julio Saiz
Louise Chavanne and Adam Sene
Brandy Lewis and Ethan Suplee
Ping Han and Wen Wei
Ruby Pei and Tony Yang