History and Tradition

Tradition is a living process at Deerfield. Certain habits of the community—songs, cheers, trips to the Rock, family style meals, school meetings—are important reminders of the value of things that have been passed on to each new generation of students. Still, we recognize the importance of balancing tradition with the Academy’s central task.

Deerfield is a school where values, courtesy, and work ethic guide school life. The Academy’s 600 students live and learn in an atmosphere of warmth, care, and support, which is to a great degree derived from the friendships among students and with the faculty. This tradition of spirit is still treasured by over 10,000 of Deerfield’s alumni.