Deerfield Academy

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Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary schoolcommittedtohigh standards of scholarship, citizenship,andpersonalresponsibility.
Through a rigorous liberal artscurriculum,extensiveco-curricular program, and supportiveresidentialenvironment,Deerfield encourages each student to developaninquisitive andcreative mind, sound body, and strongmoralcharacter.
Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills,andfarms,Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play,abidingfriendships,and a defining school spirit.
A vibrant, ethical community that embraces diversity,theAcademyprepares students for leadership in a rapidlychangingworld thatrequires global understanding,environmentalstewardship, anddedication to service.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,480
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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
648 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
5:1
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: $60,480; Day: $43,750
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$43,708
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Charles F. Davis, Jr.
Admissions Associate
Allison DiNardo
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.Throughanever-evolving curriculum, Deerfield offers tools andteachersthatencourage curiosity and entrepreneurial leadership initsdiversestudent body. Students' grit and determination arefortifiedwiththe support and collaboration of other scholars, astheyexaminethe world's most pressing problems, together.Deerfield'sprogramis enhanced by an abundance of events, clubs,invitedspeakers,global trips, and community-wide activities-all insupportof arigorous yet collaborative, hardworking yetjoyfulstudentexperience.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,480
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $18,628 for elementary schools and $32,402 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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