Deerfield Academy

5.00 5 1 (13 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 2019
    5 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Columbia University
    Deerfield’s location in the Pioneer Valley makes it an incredibly beautiful place to live, and opportunities abound for hiking, biking, swimming, and otherwise engaging with the surroundings. Because the school is tucked away from the. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Deerfield AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17971907
Campus Size330 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment648 students310 students
% Students of Color
32%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
70%
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 Offered4018
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$532 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,050$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,610$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$47,080$25,000
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 Offered2316
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, 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 - 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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