Deerfield Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
  • 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.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 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 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment648 students310 students
% Students of Color
32%
21%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
67%
Average SAT Score1400* National Avg. »View
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 Offered4017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$532 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,050$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,610$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$47,080$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT86%-
Acceptance Rate
17%
55%
Director of AdmissionsCharles F. Davis, Jr.
Associate Director of AdmissionsAllison DiNardo

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2315
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 Organizations4124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Albany Road Magazine, Arabic Club, Asian Students Association, Black Student Alliance, Cheerleaders, Christian Fellowship Club, Classics Club, Deerfield Scroll, Diversity Club, Environmental Action Group, Fire Department Volunteers, 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, Multiracial Alliance, Native American Cultural Alliance, NextGenVest Club, Peer Counselors, Peer Tutors, Proctors, Robotics Club, Round Square, Student Activities, Student Council, Underwater Vehicle Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Mellow-D's, Rhapso-D's, Student Jazz Band, Student Rock Band, Ukelele and Bongo Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Fly Fishing Club, Step Team

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

  • Deerfield Academy 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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