Fast Facts

Founded:

1797

Head of School:

Dr. John P.N. Austin

Location:

Deerfield, Massachusetts

Grades:

9-12 and post graduate year

Enrollment:

Students: 655
Day Students: 84
Male/Female Ratio: 52% / 48%
US Enrollment: 37 states, plus District of Columbia
International Enrollment: 49 countries

Admission:

Applications, 2046; Admitted, 347; Matriculated, 203

Tuition:

For the 2019-2020 school year: Boarding $60,680; Day: $43,500 Fees: (Health Center, Textbooks, Academic Services, and Technology) Boarding: $2540; Day: $2240

Financial Aid:

$11.9 million per year to 37% of our students

Supplemental Aid Budget: $356,000

Faculty:

137

Faculty with
Advanced Degrees:

75%

Average Class Size:

12

Student/Teacher Ratio:

5/1

Courses:

170

Homework:

Approximately 20-25 hours per week

Classes:

Five academic classes required, students may petition for a sixth

Colleges:

Most attended colleges between 2015-2019

  • Amherst College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Michigan
  • Middlebury College
  • NYU
  • Northeastern
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • University of Southern California
  • Stanford University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Virginia
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

Campus:

330 acres

Dormitories:

16

Athletic Facilities:

90 acres of fields, 21 tennis courts (six under a heated pavilion), two gymnasiums with three basketball courts, the Dewey Squash Center with ten international squash courts, fitness center, the Koch Pool (eight-lane 25-yard pool and separate diving well), an eight-lane track, two synthetic turf fields. A new Athletics Complex opened in Fall of 2018 with a state-of-the-art hockey rink, puck-shooting room, golf simulator, rowing tanks, updated locker rooms, synthetic turf field house, elevated running track, multi-purpose events pavilion, and group exercise rooms. The boathouse, located on the Connecticut River, is a 5900 square-foot facility housing 20 rowing shells ranging from singles to eights. Two team rooms are equipped with ergs, free weights, and exercise and video equipment.

Cocurriculars:

Students are required to participate in a cocurricular activity each term. Options include interscholastic sports, dance, community service, acting, tech crew for the play, recreational sports, and many others.

Community Service:

Students serve as mentors to Deerfield Elementary School children, help at a shelter for transient populations, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, visit nursing home residents, help at the Food Bank, serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the Franklin County Big Brother/Big Sister Program, and more. During school vacations, students can participate in numerous international service programs.

Dining:

There are seven sit-down family style meals a week in which nine students and a faculty member are assigned to a table. They stay with this table for all sit-down meals for a three-week period.