7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
Deerfield, MA 01342
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 650 students
Deerfield's laptop initiative provides all students with new laptops upon enrollment. Opportunities to work independently and collaboratively are enhanced by our use of technology.
Theater and dance are offered as co-curricular options at Deerfield. Students of all experience levels participate in a variety of productions throughout the school year.
Dorm-life offers students the opportunity to connect closely with friends and classmates from all over the country and world. Deerfield 'feeds' are famous for bringing corridor residents together over tasty treats and great conversation.
Family-style meals provide an important opportunity for strengthening friendships, exchanging ideas and enhancing community spirit.
"Deerfield prepares its students for both college and the world beyond, yet its graduates return often, remembering the Academy for the important role it played in their lives.
Friendships that last a lifetime, teachers who made a difference, perspectives broadened and refined, pride in the Academy and loyalty to its tradition: these are the hallmarks of a Deerfield education...".
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- 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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Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 323 schools) for:
- Category Attribute
- School Resources Large financial endowment
- School Resources Highest endowment/student
- Selectivity Low acceptance rates
- Offering Breadth Most sports offered
- Offering Breadth High # of AP/advanced courses offered
- Student Test Scores High SSAT scores
- School History Oldest founding date
|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|Deerfield Academy||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||330 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||650 students||295 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|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
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
|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||
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$532 million||$16 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$47,080||$22,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||85||-|
|Director of Admissions||Charles F. Davis, Jr.|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Allison DiNardo|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||23||14|
|Sports||Alpine 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|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||41||23|
|Extracurriculars||Albany 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,|
|Year: 2006 - 2010||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Univ. of Penn||29|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- School accreditations: NEASC
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