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Opening Days Schedule

The Opening Days Schedule is now available. Please contact the Dean of Students Office at 413-774-1452 or deanofstudents@deerfield.edu with any questions.

Summer Storage Options

Two local companies provide summer storage services to students: Boomerang Storage and Sitterly Storage. To sign up or to get prices and more information, visit their web sites. Please be in touch with one of these companies soon to make arrangements to store your children’s [...]

Support Efforts to Make Deerfield “Greener”

At Deerfield we have taken many steps in order to become a “greener” campus. From the Green Cup Challenge, an inter-scholastic competition to reduce energy use, to new recycling and composting initiatives, we try to play our part in reducing our impact on the planet. [...]

Yearbook Ad Deadline Extended

The yearbook ad deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 21! Even if you can’t send your photos and/or check by the 21st, you can still make your request and let the yearbook staff know to save you a space. Order your ad now!

Exercise Your “No” Muscle

By Margarita Curtis, Head of School No. It’s a simple word—and one of the first we learn. As parents, we know the frustration—the anguish—of toddlers who exercise a single-word vocabulary assiduously. In their terrible twos, our children used “no” to set boundaries, express preferences, and [...]

The How and Why of the Housing Lottery

By Liz Logie P’10,’13; New Canaan, CT Springtime at Deerfield inspires the students to begin looking forward: to that first trip to the river on a sunny afternoon, to wins on the lacrosse field and the final dance performance, to graduation day for seniors and [...]

Primer for Parents: Ten Things to Know About Spring Term

By Stacey Bewkes P’06,’09,’12; Darien, CT 1. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Nowhere is this aphorism more evident than at Deerfield in the spring. And with the ubiquitous rain comes mud, lots of it. Be prepared and make sure your student has appropriate footwear for [...]

Parents Spring Weekend

By Kelly Pasciucco P’10,’13; Greenwich, CT, and Phyllis Powers P’09,’13; East Sandwich, MA Just over a year ago, the Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) was born. It sprang from a desire to connect and engage parents more formally in the Deerfield community. The hope was that the [...]

Course Selection 101: Finding the Right Balance

By Julie Alexandre  P’06,’08,’11,’13; Haverford, PA Teachers encourage our children to “finish up strong,” but spring term is also the time for envisioning new challenges. While our seniors decide among college acceptances, Deerfield’s course selection process affords our juniors, sophomores, and freshmen the opportunity to [...]

What’s Up at The Inn?

By Katy Flato P’10,’12; San Antonio, TX Early this year, many parents received an email from the Deerfield Inn, not, as they hoped, confirming their room reservations for Parents or Commencement Weekends (which, by the way, they had persevered in obtaining years ago) but, sadly, [...]