Admission Timeline

January 20

Information Sessions and Virtual Interviews available for Fall 2021 admission.

Sign up for an Information Session.

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 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.

The D-Tails

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

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.

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.

For the 2020-2021 admission cycle Deerfield will allow students to apply without submitting standardized test scores. Students who do not submit test scores will not be penalized in the selection process as we will continue to evaluate each application using a holistic approach that considers students’ achievements and successes in relation to their individual opportunities and challenges. 

For those students able to access a standardized test we do recommend submitting scores and have created the following testing guidelines:

Ninth and Tenth Grade Applicants:
We will accept an SSAT, PSAT, or ISEE test taken after September 1, 2019  
Eleventh, Twelfth, and PG Applicants:
We will accept any SAT, ACT, PSAT, or SSAT that you have taken after September 1, 2019.  
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 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