The Derryfield School

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For over 50 years, students in grades 6 through 12 at The Derryfield School have been thriving in an educational environment where character development parallels the acquisition of 21st-century skills.
The Derryfield School provides a welcoming culture where students feel truly known, engaged, and academically challenged. Think you can`t afford a Derryfield education? A Derryfield education is accessible through a range of tuition levels matched to a family`s unique financial profile, as well as non-need-based merit scholarships.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 57%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Derryfield School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
407 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Derryfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Sciences, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The Derryfield School offers an equitable tuition program, which can offer reduced tuition based on your family’s financial profile. Our commitment to diversity includes making Derryfield accessible to students from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We provide over $3 million annually in need-based assistance to students.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alex Pratt
Admissions Associate
Scott Wight
Endowment Size
$11.6 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
52 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
All School School Council, Class Council, Middle School Babysitter's Certificate Club, Middle School Chess Club, Middle School Community Service Club, Middle School Computer Club, Middle School Creator Space Club, Middle School Digital Derryfield Club, Middle School Everyday Object Engineering, Middle School Model United Nations, Middle School Rain or Shine Club (outdoor activities), Middle School Reading Club, Middle School Robotics, Middle School Writing Club, Middle School Zumba Club, PACTeam, RADS (Racial Awareness at The Derryfield School), Upper School Admission Ambassadors, Upper School Advancement Ambassadors, Upper School Amnesty International, Upper School Astronomy Club, Upper School Chess Club, Upper School Chinese Culture Practice, Upper School Dungeons and Dragons, Upper School Environmental Issues Club, Upper School Initium Committee (yearbook), Upper School International Thespian Society, Upper School Investment Club, Upper School Key Club (community service), Upper School Latin Club, Upper School Math Team, Upper School Mindfulness Club, Upper School MIT Launch Club, Upper School Mock Trial, Upper School Model United Nations, Upper School One Love, Upper School Outing Club, Upper School Pinnacle (academic e-zine), Upper School Robotics Club, Upper School Social Justice Club, Upper School Spirit Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Art Club, Middle School Magic & Performance, Middle School One Song Club, Upper School A Cappella, Upper School Art Club, Upper School Encore (advanced singing group), Upper School Instrumental Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Upper School Rock Climbing, Upper School Volleyball, Upper School Weight Training, Upper School Yoga

School Notes

At The Derryfield School, our vision is "Leading lives of passion and purpose." Small enough for each student to be known and appreciated, nimble enough to create individual pathways incurricularand co-curricular programs. Derryfield graduates leave here ready to succeed at the finest colleges and universities. Most important, they becomethe best kind of citizens: curious, confident, and committed to lives of passionate engagement.

  • AIM HIGH: Young people achieve their best in a culture of high expectations and encouragement.
  • BALANCE: We offer inspiring academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, promoting the development of healthy habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the skill to balance creative tension.
  • CARING:We are a community of individuals who care for one another. We demonstrate this through kindness and nurturing relationships among all members of the Derryfield family.
  • CHARACTER: We actively cultivate respect, integrity, compassion, and perseverance in our community members.
  • COMMUNITY: We seek a diverse community defined and sustained by close relationships, social interdependence, and service.
  • FAMILIES: We embrace the family's role in the life of our day school, celebrating collaboration between home and school.
  • INDIVIDUALITY: We encourage young people to grow as unique individuals through the discovery of new passions and a love for learning, self-knowledge, critical inquiry, and reflection.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Derryfield School cost?
The Derryfield School's tuition is approximately $40,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Derryfield School?
The acceptance rate of The Derryfield School is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 74%.
What sports does The Derryfield School offer?
The Derryfield School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Weightlifting. The Derryfield School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for most sports offered.
What is The Derryfield School's ranking?
The Derryfield School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for The Derryfield School?
The application deadline for The Derryfield School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 407 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 57%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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