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. AST401

    Exploring the Cosmos

  3. BIO300

    Topics in Biology

  4. BIO400

    Biology I

  5. BIO500

    AP Biology

  6. BIO602

    Molecular Biology Research

  7. BIO620

    Experimental Neurology

  8. CHE300

    Chemistry I

  9. CHE500

    AP Chemistry

  10. CHE602

    Introductory Organic Chemistry

  11. COM300

    Intro to Computer Science

  12. COM500

    AP Computer Science

  13. COM600

    Data Structures & Algorithms

  14. COM602

    Dig Logic & Comp Architecture

  15. PHY200

    Physics I

  16. PHY404


  17. PHY500

    AP Physics 1

  18. PHY502

    AP Physics 2

  19. PHY550

    AP Physics C: Mechanics

  20. PHY552

    AP Physics C: E & M

  21. SCI502

    AP Seminar: H2O & Food Systems

  22. SCI510

    AP Environmental 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 Academic Dean.

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 Office of the Academic Dean determines the legitimacy of pursuit of excellence requests on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Academics
Fax 413-772-1128

Boyden Library
Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342