Events & Fairs

As we dive into a new Admission year, we welcome you to an exploration of the Academy!

We promise to offer information here about Admission fairs and events that will allow you to learn more about Deerfield and other boarding schools.

Many of our events will be collaborative efforts with peer schools, while others will be independently a Deerfield experience.

Tune in. Learn more. We are excited to have you with us!

Upcoming Events

Fair – Ten Schools “TSAO” Pasadena, CA

October 2, 2022, 1:00 pm

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles/Pasadena Old Town180 N. Fair Oaks AvenuePasadena, CA

We invite you to join us at a reception in your region to learn more about the incredible benefits of a boarding school experience. These fairs are hosted by admission representatives from the 10 member schools and are designed to offer insight into how the academic, co-curricular, and residential life opportunities offered at boarding schools will prepare you for a life fueled by learning, exploring, and friendship.

Register  HERE

We will be conducting a limited number of admission interviews while in the area.  If you will be unable to come to the Deerfield campus, and wish to schedule an interview, please Email with your request.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Ten Schools “TSAO” Houston, TX

October 2, 2022, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

River Oaks Baptist School2300 Willowick RoadHouston, TX

In collaboration with the TSAO, we will be participating in a number of in-person events around the world this fall. We invite you to join us at a reception in your region to learn more about the incredible benefits of a boarding school experience. These fairs are hosted by admission representatives from the 10 member schools and are designed to offer insight into how the academic, co-curricular, and residential life opportunities offered at boarding schools will prepare you for a life fueled by learning, exploring, and friendship.

Register  HERE

We will be conducting a limited number of admission interviews while in the area.  If you will be unable to come to the Deerfield campus, and wish to schedule an interview, please Email Peter Hynds with your request.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Renbrook School

October 3, 2022, 6:00 pm

Renbrook School2865 Albany AvenueWest Hartford, CT

Join us at Renbrook for a Secondary School Fair.  The fair will be open to Renbrook families at 6:00 p.m. and to the public at 6:30 p.m. The fair will close at 8:00 p.m.
Video feature: renbrook.org/meetrenbrook

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Ten Schools “TSAO” Marina Del Rey, CA

October 3, 2022, 6:00 pm

Marina Del Ray Marriott4100 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA

We invite you to join us at a reception in your region to learn more about the incredible benefits of a boarding school experience. These fairs are hosted by admission representatives from the 10 member schools and are designed to offer insight into how the academic, co-curricular, and residential life opportunities offered at boarding schools will prepare you for a life fueled by learning, exploring, and friendship.

Register  HERE

We will be conducting a limited number of admission interviews while in the area.  If you will be unable to come to the Deerfield campus, and wish to schedule an interview, please Email with your request.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Avery Coonley Secondary School Fair

October 4, 2022, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Avery Coonley School1400 Maple AvenueDowners Grove, IL

Fair – Ten Schools “TSAO” Newport Beach, CA

October 4, 2022, 6:00 pm

VEA Newport Beach A Marriott Resort & Spa900 Newport Center DriveNewport Beach, CA

These fairs are hosted by admission representatives from the 10 member schools and are designed to offer insight into how the academic, co-curricular, and residential life opportunities offered at boarding schools will prepare you for a life fueled by learning, exploring, and friendship.

Register  HERE

We will be conducting a limited number of admission interviews while in the area.  If you will be unable to come to the Deerfield campus, and wish to schedule an interview, please Email with your request.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – St. Philomena High School Fair

October 6, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

St. Philomena School of the Sacred Heart324 Cory's LanePortsmouth, RI

Fair – Gordon School High School Placement Fair

October 6, 2022, 5:30 pm

Gordon School45 Maxfield AveEast Providence, RI

This fair is open to all Gordon School families, and closed to the general public.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Lake Forest Country Day School

October 6, 2022, 6:30 pm

Lake Forest Country Day School145 S Green Bay RoadLake Forest, IL

Fair – Inspiring Young Minds 18th Annual Prep School Fair

October 8, 2022, 2:00 pm

The Riverside Church91 Claremont AvenueNew York, NY

1-2 pm Junior Boarding School/Middle School Panel Discussion

2-4:30 pm Prep School Fair

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Ten Schools “TSAO” Chicago, IL

October 9, 2022, 1:00 pm

JW Marriott Chicago151 W. Adams StreetChicago, IL

We invite you to join us at a reception in Chicago to learn more about the incredible benefits of a boarding school experience. Our events are co-hosted by admission representatives from our member schools.  Join us and learn more!

Register  HERE

We will be conducting a limited number of admission interviews while in the area.  If you will be unable to come to the Deerfield campus, and wish to schedule an appointment, please email Gen Pitt  directly with your request.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

  • Associate Director of Admission, Gen Pitt

Fair – Cardigan Mt.

October 11, 2022

Cardigan Mountain School62 Alumni DriveCanaan, NH

Open to Cardigan Mt. students and their families.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Boulder County Fair

October 12, 2022, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Boulder County Day School4820 Nautilus Court NorthBoulder, CO

Welcome families!  As always, this event is open to all middle school students in Boulder County.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Community Prep School

October 13, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Community Preparatory School135 Prairie AvenueProvidence, RI

A collaborative school Fair for Community Prep, Sophia Academy, and San Miguel School’s 7th & 8th grade students.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Aspen Country Day School

October 15, 2022, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Aspen Country Day School85 Country Day WayAspen, CO

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – IDS Secondary School Fair

October 18, 2022, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

IDS115 Laurel Brook RoadMiddlefield, CT

Please join us at the Independent Day School annual Secondary School Fair.  This event is free and open to the public.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Academy Hill

October 20, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Academy Hill School1190 Liberty StreetSpringfield, MA

Secondary School Information Fair

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Parents League of NY Boarding School Fair

October 24, 2022, 4:30 pm

Loyola School GymnasiumE. 83rd Street b/w Park & MadisonNew York, NY
IN PERSON Fair
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

Fair – Fessenden

October 25, 2022, 4:30 pm

Fessenden School250 Waltham StreetNewton, MA

Open to Fessenden families.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Atrium School Admissions Fair

October 26, 2022, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Atrium School69 Grove StreetWatertown, MA

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Recent Events

Fair – New Bedford Area Secondary School Fair

September 27, 2022, 5:30 pm

Alma del Mar: Frederick Douglass Campus767 Church StreetNew Bedford, MA

Co-hosted by Alma del Mar Charter Schools, Nativity Preparatory School & Our Sisters’ School

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Fair – Road 2 Prep Lacrosse Event

September 25, 2022, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Game On Fitchburg100 Game On WayFitchburg, MA

8:00am – 8:45am Check In

9:00am – 12:00pm On Field

12:30pm – 2:00pm School “Prep” Fair

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

Open House

September 24, 2022, 10:00 am

Deerfield Academy7 Boyden LaneDeerfield, MA

We have reached full capacity for our Open House.  Registration is now CLOSED.  Please contact our office to schedule a guided campus tour and interview for your family on an alternate date.

For more information, please call 413-774-1400 or admission@deerfield.edu

 

 

 

Fair – Far Hills Country Day School

September 22, 2022, 2:30 pm

Far Hills Country Day School697 US-202Far Hills, NJ

Far Hills families may join at 2:30 pm, and thereafter.

Open to the public beginning at 3:45, at which time we welcome prospective students and interested parents from the greater community to join.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

  • Assoc. Dir of Multicultural Recruitment & Admission, Issa Lopez

Fair – Immaculate Conception School Fair

September 21, 2022, 6:00 pm

Immaculate Conception SchoolOne Washington StreetNewburyport, MA

Join us at Immaculate Conception School for their annual “High School” Fair.  Welcoming 6-8th graders interested in attending boarding school.

Deerfield Admission Office liaison:

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’s financial aid program is a need-based program that supports 100% of demonstrated need. Currently, our program provides funding for 37% 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.

Deerfield offers a test–optional application process. The Academy’s 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, 2021. 
 
Eleventh, Twelfth, and PG Applicants:
We will accept any SAT, ACT, PSAT, or SSAT that you have taken after September 1, 2021.  
 
International Students: 
For international students, 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, in addition to the standardized test appropriate to your application grade.

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 enrollment is January 15We 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.

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.

Contact Admission Office

admission@deerfield.edu
413-774-1400
Fax 413-772-1129

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

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 65
Deerfield, MA 01342