Admission Staff



  1. Jeff Armes

    Sr. Assoc. Dir Admission, Dir of Multicultural Recruitment
  2. Amanda Bohnsack

    Director of Admission
  3. J. J. Briones

    Sr. Associate Director of Admission
  4. Chip Davis

    Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
  5. Raymond DeMartino

    Associate Director of Admission
  6. Allison DiNardo

    Associate Director of Admission, Health Issues Teacher
  7. Dana Emerson

    Senior Associate Director of Admission
  8. Brooke Fernandez

    Associate Director of Admission
  9. Jessica Hicks

    Enrollment Operations Assistant
  10. Pete Hynds

    Associate Director of Admission
  11. Meghann Lewis

    Enrollment Operations Supervisor
  12. Issa Lopez

    Associate Director of Multicultural Recruitment & Admission
  13. Melissa Persons

    Director of Financial Aid
  14. Gen Pitt

    Associate Director of Admission
  15. Traci Sackrey

    Office Mgr & Sr. Asst to Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
  16. Mary-Catherine Sullivan

    Admission Assistant
  17. Sabrina Thompson

    Visit & Tour Guide Coordinator
  18. Spencer Washburn

    Associate Director of Admission

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.

Contact Admission Office
Fax 413-772-1129

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

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 65
Deerfield, MA 01342