Head of School:
|Margarita O’Byrne Curtis|
|9-12 and post graduate year|
Enrollment at Deerfield varies slightly each year, the target enrollment of the school is 630 students. Approximately 76 day students attend Deerfield, and our population is 50/50 male/female. US: 39 states; international: 107 students from 32 countries
|Applications, 2377; Admitted, 321; Matriculated, 203|
For the 2012-2013 school year: Boarding $47,500; Day: $34,050; Town of Deerfield Day Student: $15,780. Fees: Health Center, Boarding $425 (Day $170), Books, $975. Technology Fee for the Laptop Program, $725.
|$7.3 million per year to 35% of our students|
Average Class Size:
|Approximately 20 hours per week; 45 minutes for each class|
|Five academic classes required, students may petition for a sixth|
|Most attended colleges between 2008-2012|
90 acres of fields, 18 tennis courts, hockey rink, two gymnasiums with three basketball courts, the Dewey Squash Center with ten international squash courts, fitness center, the Koch Pool (largest prep-school natatorium in New England with eight-lane 25-yard pool and separate diving well), a new eight-lane track with 10mm full pour track surface, two synthetic turf fields including a Sportexe Victory Turf surface primarily for field hockey (the varsity team occupies it in the fall), and a Sportexe Powerblade monofilament surface that is multipurpose.
The Boathouse – located on the Connecticut River, is a 5900 square foot facility housing 20 rowing shells ranging from singles to eights. Two team rooms are equipped with ergs, free weights, and exercise and video equipment.
If not involved in a sport, students are required to do an extra-curricular activity. Options include dance, community service, acting, tech crew for the play, outdoor skills (camping, canoeing, etc.), and many others.
Students serve as mentors to Deerfield elementary school children, help at a shelter for transient populations, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, visit nursing home residents, help at the Food Bank, serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the Franklin County Big Brother/Big Sister Program, and more. During school vacations, students can participate in numerous international service programs.
There are seven sit-down family style meals a week in which nine students and a faculty member are assigned to a table. They stay with this table for all sit-down meals for a three-week period.
The Deerfield Door: Located on the front of the John Williams Dormitory, it is the primary symbol of the Academy. Its architectural design represents part of the Pocumtuck Valley’s heritage as well as the Academy’s historical tradition. The image of the Door appears in many forms on objects and publications throughout the Academy.
The Academy Seal: A more formal symbol, which includes a detailed image of the Deerfield Door, the phrase “Founded 1797,” and the school’s motto: “Be Worthy of Your Heritage.” A bronze version of the seal can be found on the floor of the main entrance to the Athletic Center; a long-standing Deerfield tradition holds that it is bad luck to step on the seal.
The Deerfield Colors: Perhaps the most prevalent symbols of Deerfield are the school colors—green and white. At games, the cheer “Go Big Green!” is constantly heard, and loyal Deerfield students and alumni are said to “bleed green” in their efforts to give back to the community.