Deerfield Academy

Office of Admission,
Deerfield, MA 01342
Tel: 413-774-1400
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 630 students
"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..."

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2014 School Data
Deerfield Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1797 1908
Campus Size 280 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 630 students 300 students
% Students of Color 31% 18%
% International Students 13% 20%
% Students Boarding 88% 67%
Average SAT Score 2000 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1900 - 2200 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 27 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $492 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,850 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,685 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $39,625 $19,650
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 87% -
Acceptance Rate 15% 58%
Director of Admissions Pam Safford  
Associate Director of Admissions Allison DiNardo  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 22 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, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 70 24
ExtracurricularsAerobics, Albany Road, Lit Magazine, Alpine Skiing, Amnesty International, Angling Club, Animal Rights Club, Aquarium Society, Asian Student Association, Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Black Student Coalition, Cheerleaders, Chess, Chinese Club, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Classical Music Society, Community Service, Computer Club, Current Issues Speakers Club, Dance, Debate Forum, Deerfield Dance Club, Deerfield Scroll -- Student Newspaper,

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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • King Abdullah - King of Jordan
    • John McPhee - Author
    • Buddy Teevens - Collegiate football coach
    • Matthew Fox - Actor

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Northfield Mount Hermon (11.0 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mount HermonNorthfield Mount Hermon
     
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA01354
    413-498-3227
    11 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
     
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT06095
    860-687-6400
    47.4 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
     
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT06039
    (860) 435-3102
    59.4 mi | 594 students | Gr. 9-12
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