Deerfield Academy

5.00 5 1 (9 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Hamilton College
    Deerfield is unique in its size, since most boarding schools are either small (300-400 students) or large (800+ students), but Deerfield has an enrollment of about 630-640 students. This unique size allows Deerfield to focus. . .

  • 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 2012
    5 Stars  
    Wesleyan University
    Deerfield was unique in its obsessive adherence to conservative values. All aspects of the school, from dress code, to sit-down-dinner, to the rigid schedule that students had to follow, all seemed to be apart of. . .
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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 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment648 students313 students
% Students of Color
32%
22%
% 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$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,050$54,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,610$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
37%
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%
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 Organizations4024
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

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 Clu

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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