The cocurricular program at Deerfield fosters teamwork, fun, growth, leadership and an understanding of one’s role within a larger group with a common goal; it supports the pursuit of excellence—athletic, artistic and civic—and the growth of varied, new skills; it ensures a shared, collaborative and inclusive experience beyond the classroom. Like all components of a Deerfield education, the cocurricular program cultivates the habits required to live a healthy, balanced life. Cocurricular activities are required of all Deerfield students in every term of their enrollment. Each involves at least two hours of exercise per week. All ninth-graders and new tenth-graders are required to enroll and participate on a team during their fall term of their first year. Teams will include Dance and Community Engagement & Service.
For a complete overview of cocurricular options, view the Deerfield Academy Cocurricular Catalog.