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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,050
  • Acceptance rate: 17%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Deerfield Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Deerfield Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1797
1907
Campus Size
330 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
648 students
300 students
% Students of Color
32%
26%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
70%
Average SAT Score
1400
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
30
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
40
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$532 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,050
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$47,080
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
86%
-
Acceptance Rate
17%
58%
Director of Admissions
Charles F. Davis, Jr.
Associate Director of Admissions
Allison DiNardo

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
41
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Albany Road, Lit Magazine, Alpine Skiing, Amnesty International, Angling Club, Arabic Club, Asian Students Association, Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Black Student Alliance, Black Student Coalition, Cheerleaders, Chinese Club, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Christian Fellowship Club, Classical Music Society, Classics Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Dance, Debate Forum, Deerfield Scroll, Diversity Club, Environmental Action Group, Fire Department Volunteers, Food Club, Knitting, Poetry Night, Residence Hall Student Government, Sage Literary Magazine, Ski/Snowboarding, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Animal Rights Club, Aquarium Society, Asian Student Association, Chess, Current Issues Speakers Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Basketball, Fly Fishing Club

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

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
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2020
5.00
Brown
One unique aspect of living in the Pioneer Valley is all the outdoor activities that come along with it. Whether it be biking, hiking to the rock, running the small loop, or swimming in the. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
Harvard University
Deerfield is smaller than many other boarding schools in New England, leading to a very tight-knit community. Each student gets to know people in every grade level very well. The tradition of sit-down meals help. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
Dickinson College
Deerfield has a very student-centered learning environment that encourages students to learn to ask for help and use all the resources available to them. Deerfield also has “feeds,” when the hall associate on duty for a. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,050
  • Acceptance rate: 17%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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