In the richness of its course offerings, its small classes typically conducted in a seminar format, and its emphasis on writing and discussion, English at Deerfield exemplifies the academic rigor and standards of excellence found across the Deerfield curriculum. All courses stress careful reading, responsible thinking, and clear, precise expression of ideas. Students study literature representing a broad range of cultural perspectives.

  1. ENG100

    Voices & Visions of Justice

  2. ENG200

    Defining Literary Traditions

  3. ENG210

    Writer's Craft

  4. ENG300

    American Dreams

  5. ENG310

    American Echoes

  6. ENG320

    American Understandings

  7. ENG330

    In the American Grain

  8. ENG340

    American Voices

  9. ENG350

    American Identities

  10. ENG360

    American Ghost Stories

  11. ENG370

    American Gothic

  12. ENG400

    Black Women's Writing

  13. ENG401

    Future Shock: Contemporary Literature

  14. ENG402

    Mystery, Madness, and Lies

  15. ENG404

    NY Stories: Falls from Grace

  16. ENG406

    Creative Nonfiction Workshop

  17. ENG407

    Off the Shelf: A Tutorial

  18. ENG408

    Matters of Perspective

  19. ENG410

    The Art of Political Argument

  20. ENG411

    Think Slow: Poems, Parables, and Images

  21. ENG412

    Think Slow: Metaphors We Live By

  22. ENG413

    Think Slow: Poetry Now!

  23. ENG414

    Growing Up Girl

  24. ENG416

    Styron's Sophie's Choice

  25. ENG417

    Lyrics as Poetry: From Old Bops to Hip Hop

  26. ENG418

    Dramatic Fault Lines

  27. ENG420

    Inside Out: Coming to Terms with Climate Change

  28. ENG421

    Literature of Passing

  29. ENG422

    Boarding School Books

  30. ENG423

    Lost in Translation

  31. ENG424

    The Craft of College Writing

  32. ENG426

    The Art of Detection

  33. ENG427

    NY Stories: Finding Home

  34. ENG428

    Shakespeare: Forsaken Friends

  35. ENG430

    Dear Reader: Lives of Letters

  36. IDE309

    American Studies

  37. IDE400

    River and Rock

Faculty and Staff

  1. Christian Austin

    English Teacher
  2. Alexandra Carter

    English Teacher
  3. Kena Chavva

    Teaching Fellow – English
  4. Melissa Dickey

    English Teacher
  5. Emma Hodge

    English Teacher
  6. Heather Liske

    English Teacher
  7. Monica Matouk

    Spouse of Head of School, English Teacher
  8. Samuel Morris

    English Teacher
  9. Justin Romick

    English Teacher
  10. Vincent Rougeau

    English Teacher
  11. Mark Scandling

    English Teacher
  12. Julie Schloat

    English Teacher
  13. Andy Stallings

    English Teacher
  14. Anna Steim

    English Teacher, English Department Chair
  15. Joel Thomas-Adams

    English Teacher
  16. Ryan Tyree

    English Teacher
  17. Hadley Westman

    Dean of Teaching & Learning, English Teacher
  18. Kim Wright

    English Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

Extending a long tradition, Deerfield ninth graders, sophomores, and juniors share their expressive voices aloud in declamations. Tapping their own imaginations and perspectives, they engage with the written word and perform oral interpretations of the prose or poetry they have written or committed to memory. Seniors take on a slightly different challenge in crafting and reading aloud meditations, their extended reflections on the experiences and ideas that have shaped their unfolding lives.

Whether in detailing nuanced literary arguments, shaping sonnets, or sustaining narratives, Deerfield writers patiently attend to their emerging styles. Regardless of the genre in which they write, students first learn to engage with the syntax of sentences and to ensure the unity within and among paragraphs. Later, students develop concise long-form works, striving to express themselves with the confidence and distinctiveness that signals their readiness to embrace sophisticated demands as readers and thinkers.

Yes, several. The Deerfield Scroll, established in 1925, is the official student newspaper of Deerfield Academy. Albany Road is the literary and arts magazine. Little Brown House Review is an annual collection of some of the best writing at Deerfield.

Contact Deerfield Academics

Anna Steim

Arms Building, 1st Floor
Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342