Deerfield Academy

  • Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility.
  • Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-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.

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

Student Body

Total Students648 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
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
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
Average Financial Aid Grant$43,708
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCharles F. Davis, Jr.
Admissions AssociateAllison DiNardo
Endowment Size$532 million


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,
Cross CountryCycling,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,


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.  
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