Deerfield Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Tel: 413-774-1400
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
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  • Deerfield is a place of modern, dynamic scholarship. Through an ever-evolving curriculum, Deerfield offers tools and teachers that encourage curiosity and entrepreneurial leadership in its diverse student body.
  • Students` grit and determination is fortified with the support and collaboration of other scholars, as they examine the world`s most pressing problems, together.
  • Deerfield`s program is enhanced by an abundance of events, clubs, invited speakers, global trips, and community-wide activities-all in support of a rigorous yet collaborative, hardworking yet joyful, student experience.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/10/2016
    St. Lawrence University
    The teacher-student relationship at Deerfield played a huge role in my Deerfield experience. First off, there is a great teacher student ratio, making class sizes small, which allows students to get to know teachers more. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   12/12/2016
    St. Lawrence University
    Deerfield is set in a historic New England village preserved from the 18th century. History and heritage are therefore prevalent in all aspects of life at the school. The campus matches the lovely. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   7/8/2010
    Colby College
    The most important things about my Deerfield experience were the relationships I fostered with peers and teachers. There is something about Deerfield that attracts interesting people and you don't have to dig deep to. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   6/22/2009
    Princeton University
    Two aspects of Deerfield that make it unique as a high school are the dynamics of a student body of 600 and the school spirit.The school has a tight-knit atmosphere because the student body is. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   7/21/2008
    Middlebury College
    Deerfield is a small school (600 students) that emphasizes community. If you pay a visit and take a tour you will hear and feel that consistently. I loved that aspect and now that I am. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Deerfield AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17971910
Campus Size330 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment648 students300 students
% Students of Color
32%
20%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
66%
Average SAT Score1978* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1820 - 2160-
Average ACT score30*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(https://deerfield.edu/almanac/rules-and-expectations/personal-conduct/class-dress/)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4016
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$532 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,050$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,610$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$47,080$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT86%-
Acceptance Rate
17%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCharles F. Davis, Jr.
Associate Director of AdmissionsAllison DiNardo

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2314
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 Organizations4123
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 - 201010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown44
Harvard39
Yale37
Brown30
Univ. of Penn29
Middlebury25
Colgate23
Trinity23
Tufts23
Williams20
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
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