Post-Graduate Year

Deerfield welcomes approximately 25 new post-graduate students* per year. Post-graduates are considered members of the senior class of approximately 195 students, and are eligible to participate in all school programs. Students seeking a PG year typically seek one additional year to mature and/or maximize their academic or athletic potential before applying to college. Post-graduates are a vital part of the Deerfield community, and we count on them to strengthen school spirit, provide exceptional leadership and draw on their own experiences to mentor other Deerfield students.

*We also consider admission for the occasional 12th grade student who demonstrates exceptional abilities.

Deerfield is proud of its diverse student population and of its international students, who comprise approximately 15% of the student body. In 2018-2019 Deerfield’s international students represent 38 countries.

International students can expect much the same new student experience as their classmates. However, we are aware that the transition to a new school and a new culture can be challenging in many ways. Here, we note a few programs Deerfield has implemented to address the particular needs of international students.

Orientation & Student Life

NNew-Web-June15-159ew international students are invited to a special orientation program in early September. During the school year, the International Club offers any Deerfield student the opportunity to share his or her culture through informal socializing, dances, and meals. The club also organizes day trips around New England.

In addition to their regular faculty advisor, international students share an International Student Advisor, Francoise Ellis, who oversees the International Student Orientation Program and serves as a resource for our international students throughout the school year. If you need further information concerning international student admission, please contact our International Application Coordinator, Jose J. Briones at