The Derryfield School

THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL inspires bright, motivated young people to be their best and provides them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.
Our community holds seven Core Values: Aim High, Balance, Caring, Character, Community, Families and Individuality.  (See below for more details.).

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students386 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Derryfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1290
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,620
Tuition NotesThrough our arrangements with Smart Tuition, LLC, installment payments are available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKathleen Rutty-Fey
Admissions AssociateAlexandra Donovan


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.57 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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 Excerpt (literary magazine), Upper School Initium Committee (yearbook), Upper School International Thespian Society, Upper School Investment Club, Upper School Key Club (community service), Upper School Lamplighter (school newspaper), 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 Pulsar Research Lab, Upper School Robotics Club, Upper School Social Justice Club, Upper School Social Media Ambassadors 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, Upper School The A Cafellas (men's a cappella)

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 in curricular and co-curricular programs. Derryfield graduates leave here ready to succeed at the finest colleges and universities. Most important, they become the 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.
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