Students at Deerfield pursue a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that fosters the development of creativity and intellectual maturity, and promotes individual and community growth through shared challenge. Deerfield realizes the need for more than a sole pursuit of academics and has developed the academic system to allow students the opportunity to connect with many aspects of the Deerfield community while also pursing a satisfying academic course load. Deerfield’s teachers, many of whom have advanced degrees in their field of study, provide both structure and a caring atmosphere for learning. Deerfield has a comprehensive advising and support system.
Deerfield offers a wide array of courses across seven academic departments, including many electives, so students can choose from a variety of classes that will interest and challenge them. Students wishing for more flexibility and opportunities in their course of study may pursue alternate study or off campus options.