The Dillenbeck School is one of Kansas
City's points of pride. It is one of
the best known schools of its kind in the
United States, and has a distinction from
the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The cultivation of high ideals, working hand
in hand with intellectual development, has
made the success which the Dillenbeck School
The primary object of the school is to teach
expression as an art or personal culture,
whether the pupil's aim is public speaking,
platform reading, teaching, Lyceum or
Chautauqua work, the stage or merely grace
and ease in private conversation.
The work of the courses is both educative
and practical, cultivating not only the
intellectual and physical faculties, but the
charm of personality which is so necessary
to the man or woman in every walk of life.
The students of the Dillenbeck School leave
it with a fuller knowledge of life in its
deepest meaning, and with the faculty of
expressing this knowledge.
The students come to the Dillenbeck School
from all over the country. Every state
in the Union is represented there.
They come for preparation to adopt various
vocations, and take courses in interpretive
literature, the drama, reading and physical
culture. The main object of the school
is to create teachers, but the course of
study may be used in any profession, as it
lays a foundation for success. Many of
the most prominent business and professional
men in the state have privately studied at
the Dillenbeck School. Some of the
most noted high school and college teachers
are its graduates, while the Lyceum bureaus
look to it for the stars of its courses.
The stage has had its share, notable of whom
are Janet Dunbar, David Belasco's discovery,
and Gene Gauntier, of film fame, both of
whom are graduates.
Mr. Dillenbeck is indefatigable in his aim
to foster and develop the highest ideals in
his pupils, and no one who comes under his
influence or enjoys an occasional casual
contact with him but is impressed with his
sense of responsibility to the young people
who are his pupils.