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Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility.
Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensiveco-curricular program, and supportive residential environment, Deerfield encourages each student to develop an inquisitive and creative mind, sound body, and strong moral character.
Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills, and farms, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.
A vibrant, ethical community that embraces diversity, the Academy prepares students for leadership in a rapidly changing world that requires global understanding, environmental stewardship, and dedication to service.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 666 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,430
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Deerfield Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1797
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
666 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Deerfield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Research: Global Enviro, AP Seminar: Global Food Systems, AP Seminar: Global H2O, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art (Drawing), AP Studio Art (Photography), Language, Math, Other Honors and Accelerated courses in History, Science
Average SAT score
1420
Average ACT score
30
Average Percentile SSAT
86%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Boys: Jacket and tie, girls: no jeans, 2 layers on top (i.e. blouse and sweater))

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding: $63,430; Day: $44,480
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$54,600
Acceptance Rate
14%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Charles F. Davis, Jr.
Admissions Associate
Amanda Bohnsack
Endowment Size
$800 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
44 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Albany Road Magazine, Arabic Club, Archery Club, Asian Students Alliance, Black Student Alliance, Chess Club, Classics Club, Community Service, Debate Club, Deerfield Scroll, Diversity Alliance, Feminism Club, Fly Fishing Club, Food Committee, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Green Key, International Student Alliance, Investment Club, Jewish Student Alliance, Latin American Student Alliance, Math Club, Meat Club, Model UN, Multiracial Alliance, Native American Cultural Alliance, Photography Club, Robotics Club, Round Square, Student Activities, Student Council, Underwater Vehicle Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Mellow-D's, Orchestra, Rhapso-D's, Student Rock Band, Ukulele And Bongo Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Novice Crew, Skiing/Snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • 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 are 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.
  • 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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 666 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,430
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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