The Campus

Situated in the heart of a historic village along the Deerfield River, the the academy’s campus spans 280 acres and holds 90 buildings equaling nearly one million square feet of interior space. From its humble beginnings in 1797, with the purchase of one acre of land for $333, the Academy’s physical presence has grown to include:

  • 18 dormitories
  • 45 faculty homes
  • 20 academic and athletic buildings
  • 10 physical plant buildings

Campus is built on the idea of community, which is central to life at Deerfield. Boarding and day students convene for co-curriculars and extra-curriculars, to pursue academicsartscommunity service, and club activities—or just to head out for shopping or a movie. Inside the classroom–or out–Deerfield has a wide array of activities that complement one another and offer a chance for students to live a well balanced life. In addition to athletics, Deerfield’s co-curricular activities include community service, music, theater, and dance programs.