Admission Timeline

September 21–November 19

Information Session and virtual Interview available for fall 2021 admission.


Schedule and take your standardized test.

Send out Gateway recommendation requests


Priority Application Deadline. Submit your completed application by this date.

Financial Aid Application Deadline. Submit the Parent Financial Statement and all required supporting documentation to by this date.


Notification of Deerfield’s admission and financial aid decisions.


Candidate reply date.

Get in touch with your Deerfield admission representative.

The D-Tails

Day Students
Boarding Students
50 :1
Student to teacher ratio
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Million in Financial Aid
0 %
Received Aid
Saturday Classes
Girls 51%
Boys 49%
Self Reported 42%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees cover the cost of academic instruction, room and board, athletic and art programs, on-campus student activities, Macbook use and support, and the use of our campus health center.

The deadline to apply for financial aid is January 28, 2020.

 2019-20 Tuition Academic Services Technology Health Center Total
Boarding $60,680 $1,180 $850 $510 $63,220
Day $43,500 $1,180 $850 $210 $45,740

Payment Options

When a student is accepted at Deerfield, families will be asked to confirm enrollment by returning their Enrollment Agreement and Tuition Deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to the first tuition bill.

While the Academy traditionally bills tuition twice yearly, in July and November, families may subscribe to a monthly payment plan offered through FACTS. This option allows for the convenience of monthly payments over a nine month period. There is a small enrollment fee and no interest charges for this plan.

Partnering With You

For more than 40 percent of prospective families, applying to Deerfield Academy also means applying for financial aid. Our Financial Aid Office works with families throughout the entire application process—and for those who enroll, throughout their Deerfield Experience. While the application process may initially intimidate some families, they soon learn that applying for financial aid is simple, streamlined, and completely confidential.

Can my family actually afford a Deerfield education?

The Financial Aid Office at Deerfield works to meet your family’s need. Using a need-based analysis, we determine what your family can afford, taking into account such important factors as income, assets, cost of living, family size and siblings in tuition charging schools. Our calculation allows us to be generous and makes Deerfield a possibility for 37% of our total student population. In fact, more than 50% of our students receiving financial aid come from households with a total income of less than $125,000.

How much assistance will my family receive?

Every family has their own set of financial circumstances. We review each case and consider all factors to make sure that our grant amount is fair and equitable. The below chart may help to give you an idea of what grants look like at Deerfield for families that qualify for assistance.

Financial Aid Calculator

Select your income and family size to see how financial aid supports families like yours:

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Frequently Asked Questions

An interview is an important part of the application process. All candidates are required to interview by February 1. 

Deerfield offers a need-based financial aid program that includes full-need grants, which cover 98% or more of tuition costs and other fees, and middle-income grants, which vary in size. If you have specific questions regarding your financial aid application please contact the Financial Aid office.

Prospective students should take one of the following standardized tests suggested for your year of candidacy:

9th or 10th Grade: SSAT or ISEE
11th Grade: SSAT, ISEE, or PSAT
12th Grade and Post-Graduate: PSAT, SAT, or ACT
International Candidates: TOEFL and/or SSAT or SAT*

*International candidates: Please note that international students applying for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are welcome to take both the SSAT and the TOEFL if they so desire. International students applying for 12th grade or the post-graduate year are invited to take the SAT in addition to the TOEFL.

In GPS systems, you can use: 7 Old Main Street, 1 Albany Road, or 1 Academy Lane.

Deerfield accepts students for September enrollment only. Our priority application deadline for September 2021 enrollment is January 15, 2021.

We will make every effort to give full consideration to completed applications (including testing) received after January 15, however we cannot guarantee a March 10 notification.

Candidates who do not receive a March 10 notification are considered late candidates, and their chances for admission are limited by the number of spaces available after April 10. Late candidates should file their applications as soon as possible and call the Admission office to make an appointment to visit campus after April 15 for a tour and interview. The Admission Committee meets periodically throughout the spring to make decisions on this group of candidates.

Contact Admission Office
Fax 413-772-1129

Main School Building
Mon-Fri, 8:00am4:30pm
Sat, 8:00am12:00pm (SeptJan)

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 65
Deerfield, MA 01342