Memorial Day

On Memorial Day I had the pleasure of marching to the Deerfield cemetery with a group of much younger veterans, and with a son-in-law who lives a half-hour north . It gave me a chance to walk the school hall where The Quid sat and watched us for signs of trouble or unhappiness., and a chance to think about the 73 years (!) since our graduation. I’ve written about some of the those years for my grand-children, following the advice of an Elderhostel teacher who said “Try writing a “chapter”, three pages long, double-spaced, about an interesting event in your life. Write another when if you feel like it. Just make sure to start each with a provocative sentence.” Its proved easy, and fun. Happily and luckily I’ve been well, frequently writing three page” chapters”, going to the gym, learning how to sketch, and – as a widower – learning how to cook, make beds and do laundry, and I’ve learned to accept – silently – my children’s failure to raise their children properly.

Ned Coffin Class of 1939

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.

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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342