Science and Computer Science

Deerfield’s science program uses an experiment- and inquiry-based curriculum where students are presented with a problem, given the tools to solve the problem, and left to their own devices through both individual and team-oriented approaches to study.

  1. ANA401

    Anatomy & Physiology

  2. ANA421

    Immunology and Disease

  3. AST401

    Exploring the Cosmos

  4. BIO300

    Biology 1

  5. BIO403

    Biology 1A

  6. BIO510

    Honors Biology 1

  7. CHE300

    Chemistry 1

  8. CHE403

    Chemistry 1A

  9. CHE610

    Honors Chemistry 2

  10. CHE615

    Molecules and Energy

  11. COM300

    Intro to Computer Science

  12. COM312

    Web Design

  13. COM510

    Honors Programming Methodology

  14. COM600

    Data Structures & Algorithms

  15. COM602

    Dig Logic & Comp Architecture

  16. PHY200

    Physics 1

  17. PHY210

    Physics 1A

  18. PHY402

    Electric Vehicle Engineering

  19. PHY404


  20. PHY405

    Introduction to Engineering

  21. PHY410

    Physics 1- Topics

  22. PHY610

    Honors Physics 2 (Calculus-based)

  23. SCI407

    Earth's Dynamic Systems

  24. SCI512

    Honors Environmental Science

  25. SCI691

    Research in Sustainability

Faculty and Staff

  1. Mark Acton

    Asst. Dean of Faculty, Science Teacher
    Dean of the Faculty's Office, Science & Computer Science
  2. Ben Bakker

    Computer Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  3. Kim Butz

    Director of ITS & Computer Science Program
    Science & Computer Science, ITS - Network Services, ITS - Support Services, ITS - Administrative Computing
  4. Rich Calhoun

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  5. Aidan Carroll

    Computer Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  6. Caleb Corliss

    Science & Computer Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  7. Maggie Crain

    Teaching Fellow - Science
    Science & Computer Science
  8. Brendan Creagh

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  9. Jeff Crosby

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  10. Toby Emerson

    Science Teacher
    Rising Scholars Program, Science & Computer Science
  11. Cynthia Fidanza

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  12. David Hallwood

    Science Teacher, Wilson Fellow
    Science & Computer Science
  13. Megan Hayes-Golding

    Science Teacher & Math Teacher
    Mathematics, Science & Computer Science
  14. Robin Lempicki

    Laboratory and Research Supervisor
    Science & Computer Science
  15. Julia McClellan

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  16. James Perry

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  17. Forest Reid

    Math & Computer Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science, Mathematics
  18. Heidi Valk

    Science Teacher, Science Dept Chair, Director of KIPP
    Science & Computer Science
  19. Liz Washburn

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  20. Megan Washburn

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science
  21. Parker Washburn

    Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Before they enter Deerfield, all new students are required to take a math placement test to determine an appropriate class. Students who have already taken a language they wish to continue studying at Deerfield will take a placement test to determine what level class they should take. If the placement in either department is deemed inappropriate after the student arrives, then the section teacher may suggest a change of level. Students may also request such a change and should consult with their teacher and their academic advisor before contacting the Dean of Studies.

Study abroad is available to all students from their sophomore to senior years, although typically students who choose to go abroad will do so during their junior year.

In order to garner Honors distinction a student must have a cumulative term average above 90.0%. High Honors requires an average of 93.0% or above. Exemplary students with a grade point average of 92.0 or higher may qualify for admission to the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society. 

Because of its commitment to rigorous academics, Deerfield offers a wide range of accelerated and Advanced Placement courses. All of Deerfield’s classes are appropriately challenging, but AP and accelerated courses provide an extra challenge for ambitious students.

All students are assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of their time at Deerfield. After their first year students may choose a new advisor, or continue with their original one, depending on the relationships they have developed with Deerfield’s faculty. Advisors are responsible for submitting course requests and writing an advisor report every term. They are available for any questions a student may have and are involved in every major academic or athletic decision a student makes while at Deerfield. In addition, faculty eat lunch with their advisees every Thursday and may schedule outside events for their advisees. Advisors are a key component of the Deerfield experience, as they provide guidance and friendship to students throughout their time at Deerfield.

The Pursuit of Excellence Policy states that students may miss up to five class days a year if an unusual and extraordinary opportunity arises, including opportunities in a variety of academic, athletic, and artistic fields. The Academic Affairs Office determines the legitimacy of pursuit of excellence requests on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Academics
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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342