Deerfield Academy

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2009Colby College The most important things about my Deerfield experience were the relationships I fostered with peers and teachers. There is. . .
  • Review #2 - Class of 2009Princeton University Two aspects of Deerfield that make it unique as a high school are the dynamics of a student body of. . .
  • Review #3 - Class of 2008Middlebury College Deerfield is a small school (600 students) that emphasizes community. If you pay a visit and take a tour you. . .
  • Review #4 - Class of 2003Northwestern Deerfield is located in a beautiful, rural, scenic town; the town is set in the middle of the valley in. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Deerfield Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1797 1910
Campus Size 330 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 650 students 295 students
% Students of Color
33%
20%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
68%
Average SAT Score 1978 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1820 - 2160 -
Average ACT score 30 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(https://deerfield.edu/almanac/rules-and-expectations/personal-conduct/class-dress/)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 40 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
68%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $532 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,770 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,695 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $47,080 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85 -
Acceptance Rate
16%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCharles F. Davis, Jr.
Associate Director of AdmissionsAllison DiNardo

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 23 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 41 23
ExtracurricularsAlbany Road Magazine, Arabic Club, Archery Club, Asian Students Association, Black Student Alliance, Cheerleaders, Christian Fellowship Club, Classics Club, Deerfield Scroll, Diversity Club, Environmental Action Group, Fire Department Volunteers, Fly Fishing Club, Food Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Key Club, International Student Club, Investment Club, Jewish Student Alliance, Latin American Student Alliance, Math Club, Meat Club, Mellow-D's, Multiracial Alliance,

College Matriculation

Year: 2006 - 2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown 44
Harvard 39
Yale 37
Brown 30
Univ. of Penn 29
Middlebury 25
Colgate 23
Trinity 23
Tufts 23
Williams 20
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • School accreditations: NEASC
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