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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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1797
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students648 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeDeerfield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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), Other Honors and Accelerated courses in History, Language, Science, Math
Average SAT score1420
Average ACT score30
Average Percentile SSAT86%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys: Jacket and tie, girls: no jeans, 2 layers on top (i.e. blouse and sweater))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,480
Tuition NotesBoarding: $60,480; Day: $43,750
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$43,708
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCharles F. Davis, Jr.
Admissions AssociateAllison DiNardo
Endowment Size$800 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered23 sports
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, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryCycling,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Wrestling

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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