Deerfield Welcomes Poet Tracy K. Smith

We were happy to welcome poet Tracy K. Smith to Deerfield this week. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2017, and is a faculty member at Harvard University.

Sunshine ’23 Published in the Concord Review

The History and Social Science Department celebrates the publication of original scholarship by Sunshine ’23 in the prestigious Concord Review, the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic history papers of high school students. Sunshine’s article offers an engrossing and incisive exploration of the dramatic reappraisal of the merchant class in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1276 AD), when the state and the public no longer viewed merchants as “unscrupulous men” but rather “reputable, righteous, sophisticated, and politically powerful citizens.” Head over to Boyden Library to see Sunshine’s article in the latest issue of the Concord Review—on display now!

Deerfield Academy Celebrates 223rd Commencement

Deerfield Academy’s Class of 2022 convened for a moment of “history” that Head of School John P.N. Austin said was “just beginning to be written” during their commencement on Sunday…

Congratulations to our College Board National Recognition Program Awardees

Congratulations to the following students at Deerfield Academy who have been selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees. These students earned this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams…

Deerfield Student Completes Music Video

Lauren “Elle” Mitchell ’23 has completed her first music video during a gap year to work on her music; the full album is expected to be released in August of 2022…

“Kabibbles 1-2-3” Published by Amy R. Connelly

Connelly uses rhyme, repetition and silly critters to teach numbers to toddlers and pre-school aged children. “We can teach in every little thing we do. With numbers, count how many stairs you walk up together, how many legs does a hoppy frog have…”

Winter Chamber Music Concert: Mozart’s Magic

Please join us for the Winter Chamber Music Showcase, Sunday, March 1, 2020, Wachsman Concert Hall, 4:00 pm. Featuring the music of that timeless charmer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the performance is sure to delight!

How I Became a Pirate: The Much-Beloved Children’s Musical in the Black Box This Weekend

There are three opportunities for the Deerfield community to see the show—no tickets necessary, and the running time is approximately 50 minutes. Please spread the word—friends are invited, and we would love to see your kiddies dressed as pirates!

Friday, February 21, @ 6:45 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts.
Saturday, February 22, @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts (please note that our 10:00 am show is already in high demand, and we recommend the 2:00 pm show).