More than any other measure of a school is the quality and commitment of its faculty and staff. The Deerfield faculty is exceptional in its intellectual breadth and depth, its dedication to the education of young people, and its belief in the values encapsulated in the Academy’s motto “Be Worthy of Your Heritage.” Our staff is recognized nationally and internationally as the best of the best.
Deerfield faculty contributions extend well beyond the campus and include service to their profession. Seventy-one percent possess advanced degrees in their fields, and many are actively involved in advanced study. Faculty members have served as writers of Advanced Placement examinations and as national readers of those exams. Their number includes a Rhodes Scholar, three Klingenstein Fellows, and several Fulbright Fellowship holders. Many have been awarded summer Klingenstein or National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships.
All faculty live on or near campus. They work with students in many different ways whether academic, co-curricular, extracurricular or residential. They teach, coach, and counsel students. They supervise dormitory social life, oversee tables in the Dining Hall for family-style meals, and advise the full range of student publications, club activities, and performing arts groups. The Academy community is well served by this extraordinary group.