The Derryfield School

THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL inspires bright, motivated young people to be their best and provides them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.
Our community holds five Core Values: Aim High, Balance, Character, Community, Families and Individuality.
(See below for more details.).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 399 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade The Derryfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Sciences, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Average SAT score 1865
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,950
Tuition Notes Through our arrangements with Smart Tuition, LLC, installment payments are available. www.smarttuition.com
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,393
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathleen Rutty-Fey
Admissions Associate Meredith Leyden

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 43 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. All School School Council, Middle School Art Club, Middle School Assembly Committee, Middle School Babysitter's Certificate Club, Middle School Builder's Club (community service), Middle School Cartooning, Middle School Computer Club, Middle School Conservation Club, Middle School Everyday Object Engineering, Middle School LEGO League, Middle School Minute to Win It, Middle School Publications Club, Middle School Rain or Shine Club (outdoor activities), Upper School Admission Ambassadors, Upper School Advancement Ambassadors, Upper School Amnesty International, Upper School Art Club, Upper School Breakthrough Manchester, Upper School Chess Club, Upper School Concert Choir, Upper School Conservation Club, Upper School Discipline Committee, Upper School Empower Club (womens' issues), Upper School Encore (advanced singing group), Upper School Excerpt (literary magazine), Upper School Excerpt (literary magazine), Upper School G.L.O.W., Upper School Initium Committee (yearbook), Upper School Instrumental Ensemble, Upper School International Thespian Society, Upper School Key Club (community service), Upper School Lamplighter (school newspaper), Upper School Math Team, Upper School Mindfulness Club, Upper School Mock Trial, Upper School Model United Nations, Upper School National Honor Society, Upper School PACTeam (student wellness), Upper School Pinnacle (academic magazine), Upper School Polyphony (women's a capella), Upper School Robotics Club, Upper School Spirit Club, Upper School The A Cafellas (men's a cappella) All School School Council,
Middle School Art Club,
Middle School Assembly Committee,
Middle School Babysitter's Certificate Club,
Middle School Builder's Club (community service),
Middle School Cartooning,
Middle School Computer Club,
Middle School Conservation Club,
Middle School Everyday Object Engineering,
Middle School LEGO League,
Middle School Minute to Win It,
Middle School Publications Club,
Middle School Rain or Shine Club (outdoor activities),
Upper School Admission Ambassadors,
Upper School Advancement Ambassadors,
Upper School Amnesty International,
Upper School Art Club,
Upper School Breakthrough Manchester,
Upper School Chess Club,
Upper School Concert Choir,
Upper School Conservation Club,
Upper School Discipline Committee,
Upper School Empower Club (womens' issues),
Upper School Encore (advanced singing group),
Upper School Excerpt (literary magazine),
Upper School Excerpt (literary magazine),
Upper School G.L.O.W.,
Upper School Initium Committee (yearbook),
Upper School Instrumental Ensemble,
Upper School International Thespian Society,
Upper School Key Club (community service),
Upper School Lamplighter (school newspaper),
Upper School Math Team,
Upper School Mindfulness Club,
Upper School Mock Trial,
Upper School Model United Nations,
Upper School National Honor Society,
Upper School PACTeam (student wellness),
Upper School Pinnacle (academic magazine),
Upper School Polyphony (women's a capella),
Upper School Robotics Club,
Upper School Spirit Club,
Upper School The A Cafellas (men's a cappella),

School Notes

At The Derryfield School, our vision is "Leading lives of passion and purpose." Small enough for each student to be known and appreciated, nimble enough to create individual pathways in curricular and co-curricular programs. Derryfield graduates leave here ready to succeed at the finest colleges and universities. Most important, they become the best kind of citizens: curious, confident, and committed to lives of passionate engagement. 

CORE VALUES -
  • AIM HIGH: Young people achieve their best in a culture of high expectations and encouragement.
  • BALANCE: We offer inspiring academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, promoting the development of healthy habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the skill to balance creative tension.
  • CHARACTER: We actively cultivate respect, integrity, compassion, and perseverance in our community members.
  • COMMUNITY: We seek a diverse community defined and sustained by close relationships, social interdependence, and service.
  • FAMILIES: We embrace the family's role in the life of our day school, celebrating collaboration between home and school.
  • INDIVIDUALITY: We encourage young people to grow as unique individuals through the discovery of new passions and a love for learning, self-knowledge, critical inquiry, and reflection.
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