Fast Facts

Founded:

1797

Head of School:

Margarita O’Byrne Curtis

Location:

Deerfield, Massachusetts

Grades:

9-12 and post graduate year

Enrollment:

Target enrollment: 646 students
Day Students: Approximately 76
Male/Female Ratio: 52/48
US Enrollment: 42 states
International Enrollment: 104 students from 37 countries

Admission:

Applications, 2090; Admitted, 364; Matriculated, 235

Tuition:

For the 2013-2014 school year: Boarding $50,110; Day: $35,920. Fees: Health Center, Boarding $440 (Day $180), Academic Services, $1,000.

Financial Aid:

$7.8 million per year to 33% of our students

Faculty:

119

Faculty with
Advanced Degrees:

73%

Average Class Size:

12

Student/Teacher Ratio:

5/1

Courses:

195

Homework:

Approximately 20 hours per week; 45 minutes for each class

Classes:

Five academic classes required, students may petition for a sixth

Colleges:

Most attended colleges between 2009-2013

  • Dartmouth
  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • Middlebury
  • Georgetown

Campus:

280 acres

Dormitories

18

Athletic Facilities:

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.

Co-Curriculars:

Students are required to participate in a co-curricular activity each term.  Options include interscholastic sports, dance, community service, acting, tech crew for the play, elements (outdoor skills), recreational sports, and many others.

Community Service:

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.

Dining:

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.