common spaces

Chen Center for Health & Wellness

The D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center is symbolic of our core commitment to the health, well-being, and the flourishing of all of our students. In this way, it is a profound expression of our deepest commitments and traditions. It is also a strong show of support for the work that our counselors, nurses, doctors, and staff do to care for, guide and mentor students.  In the academic realm, we strive to teach students to be life-long learners, to always be curious and engaged in their endeavors. The Chen Center will help students lead lives of balance—not just while they are at Deerfield but in college and beyond.

The Dining Hall

The Academy believes that sit-down meals provide an important opportunity for enhancing the community. For this reason, family-style meals are served seven times per week. Boarding students attend all sit-down meals. Day students attend all sit-down lunches and are encouraged to stay for the evening meal.  A complete list of Dining Hall Meal Times is available. Students are assigned to a different table every three weeks, which allows them to get better acquainted with different students and faculty members in a relaxed setting. The Dining Hall is full of life, and the students applaud for their favorite meals and break into song on birthdays. Students follow the rules of the Dining Hall–maintaining an environment that is comfortable and engaging for all–and they take turns waiting on tables and performing other kitchen duties.

Koch Center

Dedicated in the spring of 2007, the Koch Center is an 80,000 square-foot center for the study of science, mathematics, and technology. The building includes:

  • A planetarium and astronomy viewing terrace
  • 20 classrooms, lab spaces, and robotics facilities
  • Dedicated space for independent research
  • Information Technology Services and the Communications Office
  • 225-seat Garonzik Auditorium
  • An astronomy viewing terrace
  • Study spaces
  • Louis Cafe
  • Living roof and apiary

Athletics Facilites

Deerfield is fortunate to have outstanding athletic facilities, both on and off campus, that include 90 acres of athletic fields on the Lower Level. Major facilities include the newly built Athletics Complex, the Strandberg Fitness Center, the Hammerschlag Family Boathouse, the Morsman Tennis Pavillion, the David H. Koch Natatorium, and much, much more.