Deerfield requires that students entering as ninth or tenth graders are required to take a one‑term course in philosophy and religion during their time at Deerfield. The program is enhanced through visiting speakers and other on-campus events.
These courses address the foundations of ethical decision-making and the place of religion in both Eastern and Western cultures.
Junior and senior level courses give the student an opportunity to explore philosophical and religious ideas in greater depth and to see their connection to Eastern and Western cultures and political issues.
Numerous faith gathering, discussions and meditation groups are hosted throughout the year by the Office of Spiritual Life, the Center for Service and Global Citizenship, and by the Student Spiritual Life Council at Deerfield Academy. Please contact Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual and Ethical Life, at 413.774.1486 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.