request a view book
start your application
Check Admission portal
Meet with us on campus or virtually
Take Standardized tests
Complete your application by January 15

This is your time to explore—and at Deerfield, you can study virtually every aspect of human endeavor. You'll push yourself to try new things, and never be afraid to speak up.

What to expect
Explore the Deerfield curriculum.
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Make yourself at home.
Visionary leadership.
The arts energize and engage our campus community.
A strong body makes for a strong mind.
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Go on an adventure with the CSGC.
Get Connected

Getting in touch with Deerfield Admissions is a great first step! Find your representative and visit fairs to make a personal connection to help you make this important decision. As always, we’re here to help!

Financial aid
Cost should never be a barrier to a Deerfield education.

Deerfield meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of each admitted family. The Academy spends in excess of $15 million annually to provide financial assistance for tuition, fees, and supplemental support for student needs.


Hop on a “green machine” and head to Camp Greylock for some bonding with your new classmates

Move into the Ninth Grade Village: It’s specifically geared towards you and your classmates

Hike to the Rock for panoramic views of the Pioneer Valley

Dip your toes into a new sport

Create a class cheer and get ready to shout it out at School Meeting

Wade in the River:
An iconic Deerfield landmark


Write a research paper

Welcome spring with a huge BBQ bash

Take a swing at an intramural team

Choose your advisor

Pause, reflect, and set goals

Go behind the scenes for theater or dance

Get great advice from College Advising


Bleed green

Speak up when you deliver your junior declamation

Step up and become a peer counselor

Connect ideas across your academic experience in a capstone

Find new, little-known places to study on campus

Celebrate a big win on a green machine

Get psyched for junior prom


Enjoy special senior privileges

Exercise your leadership skills as a proctor

Choose a spring elective with that teacher you never had before

Enjoy your final Winter Term

Claim the front row

Follow the bagpiper down Albany Road at Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

Deerfield welcomes applications for students currently in 8th-12th grade who are applying to grades 9th-12th or a postgraduate year for the following academic year.

Current 6th graders and beyond may request our viewbook to be entered into our system for future application years.

Prior to 6th grade, we encourage you to explore our website to familiarize yourself with Deerfield and all it has to offer.

7th graders can visit campus April-August. Dates may vary, but traditionally these appointments are offered on weekdays.

Over the summer, our office provides Tour and Interview appointments for 8th grade families and above who are applying for the upcoming fall.

Academic year appointments are for application eligible students only. 

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

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.

No, Deerfield does not admit students in the middle of the academic year.

Yes. If you are thinking of repeating your current grade, we encourage you to discuss this with your admission officer during your interview. This process is also called reclassifying. 

You should make the recommendation request through Gateway to Prep Schools with your English or Math teacher from last year and inform our office of your situation.

As of June 2023, Deerfield will require all candidates to submit standardized testing as part of our holistic admission process.

Ninth & Tenth Grade Applicants: We will accept any SSAT, PSAT, or ISEE taken between January 2023 and January 2024.

Eleventh Grade Applicants: We will accept any ACT, PLAN, PSAT, or SSAT taken between September 2022 and January 2024.

Twelfth and Post Graduate Applicants: We will accept any ACT, PSAT, or SAT taken between September 2022 and January 2024.

If English has not been your primary language of instruction for at least three years or English is not your primary language spoken at home, you must submit the IELTS, TOEFL iBT, or Duolingo English Test taken between January 2023 and January 2024, in addition to the standardized testing appropriate to your application grade.

Deerfield does not hold academic classes on Saturdays; instead many of our students participate in co-curricular activities.

Yes, Deerfield has an academic dress code policy. The dress code is a shared experience and an everyday practice that signals seriousness of purpose and mutual respect within our community.  You can view our dress code policy HERE.

Deerfield does provide application fee waivers for qualifying families. To be considered for a fee waiver, applicants who have completed their Candidate Profile must submit our Fee Waiver Request Form. This is a financial need based process.

Deerfield’s financial aid program is a need-based program that supports 100% of demonstrated need. Currently, our program provides funding for 39% of our student body.  The program is comprehensive and may cover up to 100% of the total cost of tuition and fees.  We also support additional expenses such as travel and health insurance for a portion of our community.

Our financial aid deadline is January 15.  You can find more information on financial aid HERE.

Financial aid awards are sent on March 10.

Deerfield accepts students for September enrollment only. Our priority application deadline for September enrollment is January 15We will make every effort to fully consider applications completed (including testing) 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.

Our Day Student vs. Boarding Student Residential Policy:

Deerfield Academy recommends that Day Student applicants reside within a 25-mile radius.  This radius restriction does not apply to children of employees. 

An Applicant residing more than 25 miles from campus must apply as a Boarding Student. Note:  the typical Deerfield schedule requires that students be on campus, at a minimum, from 8:30 am – 5:45 pm. 

Any applicant who would qualify as a Day Student per the radius restriction may apply as a Boarding Student. However, a Day student applicant should not expect to change to a Boarding Student any time after the admission process closes (January 15). Please note that tuition and fees may vary depending on the Day or Boarding designation.


Contact Admission Office
Fax 413-772-1129

Main School Building
Mon-Fri, 8:00am4:30pm

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 65
Deerfield, MA 01342

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

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Deerfield Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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