Executive 83

Chris Flagg and John Knight recently attended the Spring meeting of the Executive Committee of the Deerfield Academy Alumni Association.

As your representatives they asked good questions, made trustees listen to their salient points and twice disrupted the proceedings with selfie taking. (Actually, that was all JK. Flagg was falsely accused).

Deerfield’s master plan for the campus proceeds apace – new and improved athletic facilities will open in the Fall, and a new Health facility will be built after the shabby grey Physical Plant building is removed. (New Phys. Plant building already up and running on the Williams Farm property that DA purchased.)

The three seniors that spoke to the assembled committee were articulate, thoughtful and already years beyond most of our levels of maturity at that age. The Head of School Search Committee hopes to have a new Head of School announced by Thanksgiving but no interviews have taken place yet.

A few pictures below – but nothing beats seeing it in person at our 35th REUNION! Pricing increases May 24 – REGISTER NOW. Even if you can only make it Saturday, please come!

Here’s one look at the new field house with hockey rink underneath it (left side of picture), next to existing squash and pool building, taken from the playing fields.

John Knight


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are regional events in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on regional engagement. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

Contact the Office of Advancement


7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342