Deerfield is a place where we experience joy in learning—together. It’s about the quality of our advising, mentoring, coaching, and teaching—the quality of the relationships we create with students across every interaction.
Deerfield’s athletic programs are dynamic and diverse; so are Deerfield athletes. Many students compete on one or more teams at the varsity level; others develop their skills in junior varsity and recreational programs.
Deerfield’s commitment to affordability and access in the form of need-based financial aid is historic, deep, and central to its educational mission. It is founded on the idea—beautifully articulated over a century ago when Frank L. Boyden asked families to ‘pay what you can’—that the Deerfield Experience should be accessible to all young people of promise regardless of means.”
— Head of School Dr. John Austin
“I pursued a boarding school education because I wanted to be in an environment that would push me. Deerfield is where I learned to believe in myself.”
At Deerfield, our goal is not simply student achievement. Our goal—as it has been for decades upon decades—is to create a school that celebrates and promotes deep bonds, health, inclusion, and the individuality of each and every student. We look forward to learning more about you, and to the possibility of welcoming you into our dynamic and joyful community.
— John Austin, Ph.D., Head of School