March 26: To Students From Dr. Austin

Dear Students, Greetings from a very quiet Deerfield Academy campus. As we approach our first advisory meeting tomorrow and resume classes on Monday, I am

“What Will You Do with That Knowledge?”

The new year offers each of us—and all of us together—the opportunity to reflect and think anew; to reaffirm values and hopes; to set new goals for growth and to rededicate ourselves to longstanding ones. Not for nothing is the new year celebrated as a moment of resolution and renewal.

Remarks on Family Weekend 2019: Educating for Character in Life-long Learning

I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you to campus for our Fall Family Weekend. I want to start by thanking you for entrusting your children to us and for allowing us to play such a meaningful role in their education and development. Deerfield is enriched every day by the voices, perspectives, and experiences that each of your children brings to this school.

Letter on Being the Oldest Member of the Class of 2023

If you are new to Deerfield (as I am!) rest assured: You will find here a community that is warm, embracing, and caring. We are ready to help you settle in, make new friends, and model Deerfield at its best—and the faculty and staff have been preparing for your arrival with purpose and energy throughout the summer.

Induction 2019: “ . . . So that You Might Learn”

As it is the beginning of school, I thought I would begin my remarks by taking us to the Boyden Library. I’ve spent some early mornings there recently, preparing for the school year, and it’s fast becoming one of my favorite spots. I sit in the reading room to the side at a small table, under the watchful portrait of Mrs. Boyden.