1 2008/09 Profile
2 462 Malin Road, Newtown Square, PA (p) (f) School Code: Delaw are County Mission & Foundation Accreditation Students & Faculty Facilities Curriculum The mission of Delaware County is to educate students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action. Founded in 1950, Delaware County is a parent-owned, independent school serving Pre-K through Grade 12 students. Students receive a distinctively Christian education, focused on college preparatory studies. More than 96% of graduates continue their academic studies at colleges and universities nationwide. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Association of s International (ACSI). 2008/09 High School enrollment is 344. Students attend from five counties within a 25-mile radius of the school. The school values ethnic, socioeconomic, and denominational diversity: 22% are students of color, and students attend over 160 different churches. More than 60% of the high school faculty hold advanced degrees, and 16% hold doctorates. Delaware County is located on 26 acres on two campuses in Newtown Square, a western suburb of Philadelphia. The upper school campus includes newly renovated science and computer labs, an extensive library, two gymnasiums, a 600-seat auditorium, and multiple athletic fields. The curriculum is Christ-centered, showing evidence of God s creation in every aspect of study. Since almost all of our students attend college, class rank is not provided. High School Academic Honors Based on the Numerical Grade Average (NGA) for each marking period: HIGHEST HONORS HIGH HONORS HONORS NGA 94.0 or higher NGA NGA Marking System A B C D F A B C D FF Below 60 B C D Honors courses are weighted by adding 2.5 to the grade earned in the class for the NGA and by adding.33 to the grade earned for the GPA. AP Courses are weighted by adding 5.0 to the grade earned in the class for the NGA and by adding.67 to the grade earned for the GPA. High School Graduation Requirements Graduation requirements include 24 units of credit in major subjects: 4 credit: Bible, English, History, Mathematics 3 credit: Science, Mathematics (depending upon track, mathematics could garner higher credits) Under 3 credit: Electives ( ), World Languages (2.0), Health/Physical Education (1.3), and Fine Arts (.6) Middle School Curriculum in Grade 6 through Grade 8 includes Bible, reading, English, social studies, math, science, art, music, computer application, world languages, health, and physical education. Also available are intramural clubs, drama, and intramural/interscholastic sports. Elementary School Curriculum in Pre-K through Grade 5 emphasizes Bible, reading, language arts, and math. Also provided is instruction in social studies, science, world languages, computer instruction, art, music, and physical education. Discovery Center: Programs for Exceptional Students A team of educational therapists, along with resource rooms and enrichment classes, is available to assist students in their learning while revealing their Godgiven gifts.
3 Head of School High School Principal Guidance Office Athletic Director Stephen P. Dill, Ed.D. Gary W. Davis, M.Div. Richard M. Horne, D.Min. Renae A. Pieters, M.A. Amanda K. Limpert (Admin. Assistant) James J. Barr High School Curriculum In addition to Health and Physical Education, the following courses represent the High School curriculum: BIBLE SCIENCE MATH ENGLISH HISTORY WORLD LANGUAGES FINE ARTS ELECTIVES Apologetics AP Chemistry AP Calculus BC AP Literature & Composition Christian Family AP Physics B AP Calculus AB (Gr.12) British Lit. & Composition (H) Christian Theology Contemporary Issues in Christianity Discipleship Physics (H) Discrete Math (H) *(Gr. 11) American Lit. and Composition (H) Physics - Mechanics Physics - Waves/ Electricity Math Analysis (H) Algebra III/ Trigonometry (Gr. 11) American Lit. and Composition (Gr.10) Genre & Composition (H) Revelation (H) Chemistry (H) Algebra II (H) (Gr.9) Grammar, Lit. & Composition (H) Romans Chem-Health Sciences AP European History AP German Fine Arts I, II, III & IV (H) AP U.S. History AP Spanish Computer Graphics I, II & III (H) American Gov./ Economics (H) German I, II, III & IV (H) Photography I, II & III U.S. History (H) Spanish I, II, III & IV (H) Knight Tones Film World History I, II (H) Concert Choir Vocal Workshop Creative Writing I & II Computer Programming IA & IB Elementary Teacher Aide Journalism Math Club Geometry (H) Concert Band Psychology Life with Christ Chemistry Survey Algebra I, IB Drama I, II & III Sewing Doctrine Biblical Drama Environmental Issues Advanced Biology Drama Elective Teacher Aide/ Peer Tutoring Tech Crew Calvin s Institutes Biology II Yearbook Biology (H) Debate Chem II / Bio II Microbiology Writing Skills Hi-Q Advanced Topics in Science (H) Honors level course offered in addition to regular sections * Students in this Honors level course qualify for AP Exam High School Academics SAT Info High School Sports High School Activities In spring 2008, 67 students took 112 AP exams in 9 content areas. Of 112 exams, 76% garnered a score of 3 or higher. The Class of 2008 yielded 3 AP Scholars, 3 AP Scholars with Honor, and 4 AP Scholars with Distinction. Students take the PSAT in 10th grade, the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade and SAT I/II in 11th and/ or 12th grade. Total Combined SAT Mean Score (2007 & 2008): 1668 > 2-year Mean by Section: Critical Reading = 563; Math = 559; Writing = 546 Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, and Wrestling. Bible Quiz Team, Chapel Committee, Worship Team, Student Ministry Outreach, Prefect Board/Student Senate, National Honor Society, Hi-Q Team, Drama Production, and Tech Crew.
4 College Attendance Arizona State University (AZ) Auburn University (AL) Belmont University (TN) * Biola University (CA) Boston University (MA) Bucknell University (PA) * Calvin College (MI) * Carnegie Mellon University (PA) * Cedarville University (OH) * Charleston Southern (SC) College of Charlestown (SC) Colorado Christian University (CO) Cornell University (NY) * Covenant College (TN) Delaware County Community College (PA) * DePaul University (IL) Dickinson College (PA) Drexel University (PA) * Eastern University (PA) * Elizabethtown College (PA) * Elon College (NC) Franklin Olin College of Engineering (MA) Furman University (SC) Geneva College (PA) * George Mason University (VA) Gordon College (MA) * Grove City College (PA) * Haverford College (PA) Hope College (MI) Houghton College (NY) * Indiana University of PA (PA) James Madison University (VA) * Lafayette College (PA) * LaSalle University (PA) LeTourneau University (TX) * Liberty University (VA) * Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) Messiah College (PA) * New York University (NY) Notre Dame University (IN) Ohio Wesleyan University (OH) Palm Beach Atlantic College (FL) * Penn State University, Main (PA) * Penn State University, Brandywine (PA) * Pepperdine University (CA) Philadelphia Biblical University (PA) * Philadelphia University (PA) Pratt Institute (NY) Rhode Island School of Design (RI) Rider University (NJ) * Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Rosemont College (PA) Savannah College of Art (GA) * Shippensburg University (PA) Smith College (MA) St. Joseph s University (PA) * Susquehanna University (PA) Syracuse University (NY) Taylor University (IN) * Temple University (PA) * University of the Arts (PA) * University of Delaware (DE) * University of Illinois (IL) University of Kentucky (KY) * University of Michigan (MI) University of Pennsylvania (PA) * University of Pittsburgh (PA) * University of Rhode Island (RI) University of Richmond (VA) University of the Sciences (PA) University of South Carolina (SC) University of Tampa (FL) University of Texas at Austin (TX) University of Virginia (VA) * West Chester University (PA) * USMA at West Point (NY) Vanderbilt University (TN) Villanova University (PA) Wake Forest University (NC) Washington College (MD) Wheaton College (IL) * Widener University (PA) Wingate University (NC) Yale University (CT) * Two or more graduates matriculated to the these universities in the past three years. Educating students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.
5 2008/ Malin Road, Newtown Square, PA (p) (f) Delaw are County Stephen P. Dill, Ed.D. Head of School Upper School (Grades 6-12) *Patricia Ahlborn, Mathematics (1998) M.S. University of Delaware M. Andrew Alford, High School Asst. Principal (1999) B.S. The King s College Ed.M. Washington State University Martha Alford, Music (2008) M.A. University of Idaho Renee L. Banting, Science (2006) Krista J. Barbor, Mathematics (2002) B.A. Eastern University M.Ed. Eastern University Tabitha L. Bard, World Languages (2000) B.A. Eastern University *James J. Barr, Director of Operations and Athletics (2007) B.S. The Pennsylvania State University *G. Renee Bussey, Music (2003) B.S., B.A. Philadelphia Biblical University M.A. Ithaca College Eugene R. Cooper, Science (2004) B.A. Austin College Ph.D. Iowa State University Daniel Correia, Biology (2008) B.A. Eastern University *Teresa H. Corson, Library (2006) B.A. University of Maryland *James R. Crane, Science (1997) B.S. Grove City College Regina S. Critchlow, Resource Room (1978) M.Ed. Temple University Gary W. Davis, High School Principal (1997) A.B. Dartmouth College M.Div. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary *Deborah J. DeLecce, Director of Technology (1983) B.S. Pensacola Christian College Nancy C. Derby, Middle School Asst. Principal (1964) M.S. University of Pennsylvania Margaret C. Dill, Bible, Reading, Guidance (1986) B.S. Liberty University Stephen P. Dill, Intro to Leadership (1973) A.B. Wheaton College M.A.E. Villanova University Ed.D. Temple University Suzanne M. Doman, Bible, Social Studies, U.S. History (2000) *James F. Favino, HS Dean of Students, English (1996) M.S. St. John s University Chad W. Fenley, MS Mathematics (2007) B.S. Wheaton College DaQuan T. Gibson, Student Advisor (2005) Timothy D. Gosselin, Physical Education/Bible (2006) B.S. Baptist Bible College Lisa L. Griest, English, Yearbook (1984) M.A. West Chester University Monica G. Guaglione, Civics, Geography, Psychology (2007) B.A. Chestnut Hill College Lori F. Herson, Asst. Athletic Director (1994) B.S. Houghton College Ronald E. Hoch, Bible (2007) B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University *Richard M. Horne, Director of Guidance, Bible (1992) B.S. Philadelphia College of Bible M.Div. Reformed Episcopal Seminary D.Min. Westminster Theological Seminary Thomas N. Houghton, English, Bible, Guidance (1995) B.A. Marshall University M.A. Liberty University M.S. Radford University Stephanie Hurlock, Physical Education, Health (2008) B.A. Cedarville University Susan K. Hutchison, Discovery Center Director, Director of Curriculum, Educational Therapist (1975) B.S. Taylor University M.Ed. Glassboro State College Ed.D. University of Pennsylvania Joel C. Kamm, Mathematics (2006) B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University Peter J. Lake, Bible, Language Arts, Guidance, Phys. Ed. (1983) B.S. Gordon College *Robin L. MacDonald, World Languages (1981) D.M.L. Middlebury College Rachel E. Mackin, English (2002) M.A. West Chester University Eric J. Madison, Mathematics (1991) B.S. Ursinus College M.Ed. Eastern University David B. McDonald, Bible, English, Guidance (1978) M.A. Grace Theological Seminary
6 Peggy A. Bell, Elementary School Asst. Principal (1985) B.S. Gordon College M.S. California State University, Fullerton Linda J. Bonsall, Educational Therapist (1974) B.S. University of Maryland Ed.M. Temple University Barbara M. Butler, Instructional Technology, Library (1988) M.S. Philadelphia Biblical University Joan M. Calderwood, Fourth Grade (2006) B.S. Taylor University M.S. Philadelphia Biblical University Suzanne K. Calderwood, Enrichment/Resource Room (1976) Cynthia B. Ciemania, Educational Therapist (1988) B.A. Glassboro State College M.S. Wilkes University Diane E. Clark, Music (1995) Vera D. Cobourn, Fifth Grade (1983) Donna K. Daly, Kindergarten (1989) M.Ed. Eastern University Eric T. Dolbeck, First Grade (1996) B.S. Philadelphia College of Bible M.S. Neumann College Andrea L. Holt, World Languages (2002) Susan L. Horton, Pre-Kindergarten (1994) M.Ed. Arcadia University Gwynne S. Johnson, Physical Education (1986) B.S. VA Polytechnic Institute & State University M.S. West Chester University Sarah C. Kallal, Third Grade (2007) B.S. Liberty University Susan R. Kanaley, Educational Therapist (1980) Theresa A. Larson, Third Grade (2006) B.S. Pennsylvania State University Kristen J. Mitchell, Educational Therapist (2004) Linda O. Nixon, Second Grade (1994) Barbara T. Proto, Kindergarten (2001) B.A. Taylor University Mark J. Strohm, Jr., Elementary School Principal (2003) B.S. Southern Connecticut State University M.A. Regent University Laura B. Vogel, Art (2000) B.S. Asbury College Rose M. Warkentin, Fourth Grade (1974) B.A. Knox College M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University Nancy E. Weidman, Fifth Grade (1990) B.S. Houghton College Kimberly S. Wynne, First Grade (2006) B.S. Lancaster Bible College Karen L. Young, Third Grade (2007) B.A. Cedarville University Staff & Administration Marie R. Allsman, Business Office (2008) David W. Aurig, Custodian (2004) Kathleen A. Barr, Cafe Assistant Manager (2008) Richard S. Booth, Head of Facilities (1993) Kimberly L. Briggs, EL Instructional Aide (2005) A.D. Harcum College Lynne H. Brookes, High School Office (1989) Hilary E. Cohen, Instructional Aide (2008) B.A. Albright College Marie K. Coppola, Athletic Office (2000) Dianne J. Dixon, School Nurse (2005) R.N. Thomas Jefferson University C.H.N. Fox Chase Cancer Center Eric H. Elliott, Technical Support (2007) B.S.Ed. West Chester University Betty Ellsworth, Director of Admissions (2002) M.A. Penn State University Vicki R. Fling, Instructional Aide (1999) B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University Katherine J. Gladfelter, High School Office (2007) Karen K. Good, Instructional Aide (2007) B.S. University of Delaware Janet A. Grant, Headmaster s Office (1995) B.A. Bethel University M.S. University of Wisconsin Beverly B. Hansen, School Nurse (2005) B.S.N. West Chester University R.N. West Chester University Barbara L. Harris, School Nurse (2008) Julie A. Hegman, Business Office (2001) A.S.B. The Keystone School Nancy S. Homan, Headmaster s Office (2001) B.A. Calvin College Richard T. Hughes, Custodian (2000) Lester Johnson, Custodian (1997)
7 Crystal E. McFarland, English, World Languages, Yearbook (1972) M.A. Rosemont College *George K. McFarland, Dean of High School Faculty, History (1977) B.S. Taylor University M.A. Temple University M.A. Bryn Mawr College Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College Vivian R. McLaughlin, English (2002) B.A. Miami University M.A. University of Virginia M.Phil. New York University Jennifer Myers, Sewing (2006) B.S. The Master s College Deanna L. Ng, World Languages (2006) M.A. Bowling Green State University Charles W. Patterson, Resource Room (1990) B.S. Temple University M.Ed. Temple University Jane Pendell, Music (2008) B.S. Liberty University Renee C. Perri, Educational Therapist, Special Service Mgr. (2000) B.S. Millersville University Renae A. Pieters, Guidance Counselor, Bible (1987) B.S. University of Nebraska Karen L. Piotrowski, Instructional Technology (1993) B.A. Calvin College Joanne D. Puckett, Educational Therapist/Resource Room (1986) B.S. Eastern University M.Ed. Widener University Elizabeth A. Sautter, Mathematics, Dir. of Professional Dev. (1990) B.A. Susquehanna University M.A. Emory University J.D. Woodrow Wilson College of Law (Georgia State University) Michael G. Skaer, History, Bible (2007) B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University M.S. Philadelphia Biblical University *Andrew J. Smalley, Performing Arts, Asst. Dean of Students (2001) B.A. The University of East Anglia, Norwich, England Post Graduate Certificate, University of Central England *David P. Smith, Bible (2003) B.A. Carson-Newman College M.Div. Covenant Theological Seminary Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Michelle T. Smith, World Languages, Drama (2006) B.A. Eastern University Janet O. Smyth, Enrichment (2002) Daniel R. Steinfield, Director of Student Ministries & Outreach, History, Guidance (1997) M.A. Immaculata University David W. Swavely, Bible (2005) B.A. Bob Jones University M.Div. The Master s Seminary Alexander Szucs, Jr., Photography (1955) B.S. Bob Jones University Ed.M. Temple University Michael P. Tabakin, Computer Programming, Network Admin. (1999) B.S. Lafayette College Lori Terjanian, Civics, Geography, World Cultures (2000) B.S. Gordon College M.S. University of Dundee Laura Tope, Biology (2008) B.S. Syracuse University/SUNY M.S.Ed. City University of NY Julie K. Turner, Mathematics, Science (1984) B.S. Calvin College M.S. Villanova University *Linda L. Unger, Art, Photography (1986) Fairbanks School of Art Seaside Art School Christy J. Ware, Bible, Science, Guidance (2002) B.S. Houghton College M.S. Montana State University Wendy Willey, Bible, History, Guidance (1985) B.A. Juniata College Jeffrey M. Wisnewski, History (2006) Barbara S. Witmer, Educational Therapist, Speech/Language/Hearing Therapist (1989) M.A. West Chester University Charles E. Young, Middle School Principal (1985) B.S., B.S.W. Philadelphia College of Bible M.S.W. Temple University Robin H. Zecca, Bible, Science (1991) M.Ed. Arcadia University Elementary School (Grades PreK - 5) Susan W. Ashworth, Second Grade (1980) M.Ed. Eastern University L. Scott Bateman, Fifth Grade (1980) B.S. Millersville University
8 Peter Keelan, Head of Maintenance/Grounds (1987) Sharon C. Kyne, Director of Food Service (2008) Amanda K. Limpert, Guidance Office (1996) B.S. University of Michigan Ruth M. Lovelace, School Nurse (2008) R.N. Royal Free Hospital, London Cynthia A. Marshall, Dir. of Communications (2005) B.A. Wilmington University Nancy H. McIntyre, Instructional Aide (1996) M.A. West Chester University Jessie H. Morra, Elementary School Office (2007) B.S. State University of New York M.A. Webster University Sharon G. Moser, KnightCare (2002) B.S. Cabrini College Russell T. Nixon, Director of Advancement (1984) M.A. Temple University Kimberly B. O Bryan, Alumni Coordinator (2006) B.S. Calvin College Gwen A. Peters, Middle School Office (2002) Roy R. Russell, Custodian (1992) Susan K. Semple, Instructional Aide (2004) B.S. University of North Alabama Elizabeth Ann Simmons, Advancement Office (2001) Katharine Gibbs Business School David Smyth, Business Manager (1987) Deborah L. Stevens, Asst. Dir. of Development (1993) B.A. Gordon College Kenneth H. Tanis, Headmaster Emeritus, International Student Coordinator (1980) A.B. Calvin College M.A. Michigan State University Arlene J. Warmhold, Admissions Office (2002) B.A. Marist College Chuck T. Weldon, Lead Custodian (1988) Cheryl H. Wilkinson, Business Office (1996) B.A. University of Virginia Board of Trustees President Timothy Fischer, Church of the Saviour Senior Vice President, RCG Information Technology Vice President Jonathan Briggs, Calvary Chapel of Del. County Software Implementation Consultant, Sungard Higher Education Secretary Robin Bronkema, Grace Bible Fellowship Instructional Staff, Swarthmore College Treasurer William Tice, Church of the Saviour Restaurant Operations / Senior Director, McDonald s USA James Chavous, Sharon Baptist Church Claims Auditor, UnitedAmerica Insurance Group Dan Chung, West Chester Church of the Nazarene Instructor of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Jay Glasscott, Goshen Baptist Church Business Development, Shire Ltd. Denita Newsome Johns, Impacting Your World Christian Center Pediatric Physical Therapist, Ken-Crest Services Joel Kok, Trinity Christian Reformed Church Pastor, Trinity Christian Reformed Church Steve Landman, Manoa Presbyterian Church Retired dentist Mike LoRusso, Church of the Saviour Vice President, National Publishing Company/Courier Corporation William Matthews, Christ Community Church Vice President, Research and Development Management, Johnson and Johnson David Nichols, Goshen Baptist Church Vice President of Product Development, Synthes Spine, Inc. Wayne Rasmussen, Spruce Street Baptist Church Business Development/Director, MHA/Pneumoflex Scott Ryle, Goshen Baptist Church Contractor, SDR Building and Remodeling, LLC. Brenda Sbraccia, Proclamation Presbyterian Church Executive Assistant to private employer Peter Yanes, International Bible Church Senior Pastor, International Bible Church Cafe: Lauren Coppola, Elizabeth Goebel, Joann Mascioli, Patricia McAleer, Mariellen Weaver. Transportation: Judy Comenzo, David Frank, Eugene Frank, Bill Neef, Homer Weaver, Walt Weaver. * Department Chair Date in parenthesis indicates year appointed Educating students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.