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Admission Timeline

January 20

Information Sessions and Virtual Interviews available for Fall 2022 admission.

August - January

Schedule and take your standardized test.

Send out Gateway recommendation requests

January 15

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 solutionsbysss.com by this date.
School Code 2770

 

March 10

Notification of Deerfield’s admission and financial aid decisions.

April 10

Candidate reply date.

Get in touch with your Deerfield admission representative.

Tuition and Financial Aid

“Deerfield’s commitment to affordability and access in the form of need-based financial aid is historic, deep, and central to its educational mission. It is founded on the idea—beautifully articulated over a century ago when Frank L. Boyden asked families to ‘pay what you can’—that the Deerfield Experience should be accessible to all young people of promise, regardless of means.”

—Head of School Dr. John P.N. Austin

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.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

An interview is an important part of Deerfield’s holistic application process. As space becomes limited in December and January, we highly recommend that you book your interview appointment early.

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.

For the 20212022 admission cycle, Deerfield will continue to offer a testoptional application process. The Deerfield Admission Office will continue to evaluate each application using a holistic approach that considers each student’s achievements and successes in relation to their individual opportunities and challenges. For those students choosing to submit standardized testing, we have created the following testing guidelines:

 
Ninth and Tenth Grade Applicants:
We will accept an SSAT, PSAT, or ISEE test taken after September 1, 2020. 
 
Eleventh, Twelfth, and PG Applicants:
We will accept any SAT, ACT, PSAT, or SSAT that you have taken after September 1, 2020.  
 
International Students in a Non-English Speaking School: 
For international students who have not been in an English-speaking school for at least three years, we require a TOEFL or IELTS exam.

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 2022 enrollment is January 15, 2022We 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.

Admission opportunities for late candidates, who do not receive a March 10 notification, is limited by the number of spaces available after April 10. The Admission Committee meets periodically throughout the spring to make decisions on this group of candidates.

Contact Admission Office

admission@deerfield.edu
413-774-1400
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