Deerfield Academy

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2014 School Data
Deerfield Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1797 1910
Campus Size 280 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 630 students 295 students
% Students of Color 31% 19%
% International Students 13% 20%
% Students Boarding 88% 68%
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 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 73% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $492 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,850 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,685 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 33% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $39,625 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 87% -
Acceptance Rate 15% 57%
Director of AdmissionsPam Safford
Associate Director of AdmissionsAllison DiNardo

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 72 23
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 boarding school is Stoneleigh-Burnham School (5.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenfield, MA
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    413-774-2711 x 257
    5.4 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 157 students
  • Mount Hermon, MA
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA 01354
    11 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 650 students
  • Easthampton, MA
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
    19.1 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 440 students
  • Granby, MA
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    19.7 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 267 students
  • Hardwick, MA
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    23.6 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 210 students
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