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Global Studies, Community Service and Sustainability Unite as One

Since its induction at the beginning of the school year, the Center for Service and Global Citizenship, formerly the separate Global Studies, Community Service and Sustainability departments, has been involved in numerous projects on campus. Rachel Yao Director of Global Studies David Miller ...

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Deerfield’s First Snow Day In Decades

Each year, Deerfield, Massachusetts gets an average of 43 inches of snow. Despite this formidable annual snowfall, this year marked the first snow day in recent Academy history. Henry Cobbs When Director of Security David Gendron expects a storm, he closely tracks it and consistently updates Head ...

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Social Media Redeems Itself

Throughout the nation, various social media outlets influence the way people communicate with each other. Deerfield is no exception. As members of a close-knit community, Deerfield students are obliged to ask the question: How do increased social media outlets affect the ways we connect with and ...

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Johnson-Doubleday To Become “Ninth-Grade Village”

Recently, Deerfield’s administration shared plans for a new dormitory configuration, which the school will implement next fall. The changes include “a ninth-grade village,” all-sophomore halls and junior-senior brother-sister dorms in close proximity. During her School Meeting announcement, ...

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Catching A Ride

On January 5, a policy was instituted allowing boarding seniors, with permission from their parents, to drive with senior day students after January 19. The policy has been granted almost every year after Student Council submits a formal proposal for review by the deans. The deans then put the ...

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Depression at Deerfield

In recent years, depression has received national attention, especially when referring to the teenage demographic. All teens and adolescents occasionally feel “depressed” or “under the weather,” and at Deerfield, the topic seems especially relevant during the winter months. Depression is a ...

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Ninth Grade Village

Read the pro and con articles. We are excited to announce a “Ninth-Grade Village” at Deerfield. The Ninth-Grade Village is designed to give ninth-graders a strong academic and social foundation for their time at Deerfield—and to address common concerns new students have about orienting to ...

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Boyden Library Renovation

Recently, the Board of Trustees approved the decision to renovate the Boyden Library beginning at the end of the 2015 school year. The Library, traditionally one of the most frequented places on campus by both students and staff, will undergo a complete revitalization that will reconfigure and ...

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New Connections Via Train?

RAILROAD UPDATE: The railroad tracks at the base of Pocumtuck Ridge will host more frequent and faster trains from this point forward. While increased public transportation will be a plus for the local community, there are risks as well. Soon trains will pass at 80 miles per hour—without stopping ...

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Trusting The Trustees: What The Board Does

When students think of the role of the Board of Trustees at Deerfield Academy, many might picture a behind-the-scenes force that controls Deerfield’s management and actions. Many students are not informed about the true nature of the Board of Trustees and its role in student life. The Board of ...

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