Deerfield Academy

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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 (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,230
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • 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
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
655 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Deerfield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average ACT score
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
All students must wear: a blazer or sportscoat (with lapel). An appropriate top: collared shirt, blouse or dress. An appropriate bottom layer: pants, shorts, skirt or dress. Boys are required to wear neckties with a collared shirt, tucked in.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Including Fees: Boarding: $70,900; Day: $51,300
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Charles F. Davis, Jr.
Admissions Associate
Amanda Bohnsack
Endowment Size
$800 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
44 extracurriculars
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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Deerfield Academy cost?
Deerfield Academy's tuition is approximately $68,230 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Deerfield Academy?
The acceptance rate of Deerfield Academy is 12%, which is lower than the national average of 71%. Deerfield Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Deerfield Academy?
Deerfield Academy famous alumni include: King Abdullah, John McPhee, Buddy Teevens and Matthew Fox.
Does Deerfield Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Deerfield Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Deerfield Academy offer?
Deerfield Academy offers 23 interscholastic sports: Alpine 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 and Wrestling. Deerfield Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Deerfield Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Deerfield Academy?
The application deadline for Deerfield Academy is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $68,230
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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